This article helps you learn to navigate the Live365 interface. When you log in to your station, you will always be directed to your Dashboard.
Your Live365 Dashboard provides you with a daily overview of your station. Important information such as listener statistics, available storage, station information as well as upcoming and last played tracks.
You can return to your Dashboard at any time by clicking on the Dashboard tab in the navigation bar on the left side of the Live365 interface.
Live365 Navigation Bar
On the left side of the Live365 interface, find the Navigation Bar. It is broken down into several tabs:
Dashboard - Provides an overview of your listener stats, storage and station information.
Media - Use this tab to upload media to your media library.
Playlists - Create playlists for use in your events.
Schedule - Schedule events, select Playlists or media to fill your events.
Reports - See who is listening to your stream and from where, currently or in the past.
Settings - Edit your station profile, billing information, geo-locking and Auto DJ settings.
The Statistics bar is found at the top of the Dashboard pane. It gives you an overview of how your station is doing on its most important metrics.
This is where you will find current statistics on the number of simultaneous listeners, storage information, overall listener stats, and total US listening hours (TLH, sometimes also called ATH.) The listener count is updated every minute. The TLH resets with the beginning of each billing cycle.
You will find a storage meter showing how much of your allotted storage has been already taken up by the music and content you have uploaded. When you choose to upgrade your station you can add more storage to build a larger library.
Regarding storage- We recommend that you only upload tracks that you plan on playing in the next 30 days. Your Live365 track storage is not designed for you to house your entire music collection.
On the Dashboard, you will also find the past listeners graph. By default, you will see an overview of the number of listeners covering the last seven days.
Adjust the span of the graph by clicking the buttons in the top right. Choose to view just the past 24 hours, or view a span of 30 days by selecting the buttons displayed above. When you view the graph in the 24 hour format, the hours are presented in UTC.
On the right side of the Dashboard pane, you will see your Station Information.
Broadcasting live using Live365 requires the integration of a 3rd party software. Live DJ refers to your ability to use a third party schedulers, automation and live broadcast software to program your Live365 station. You can use software like SAM Broadcaster, Radio DJ, StationPlaylist, OTS, Music1 and many others. To learn more about activating a third party encoder from other programming software see our Live DJ Tutorials section here.
FTP IP / FTP Username / FTP Password
It is possible to upload tracks in bulk to your media library. You can log in via the FTP client using your FTP Username and FTP Password provided here. Be sure that all your tracks are correctly tagged with Title and Artist information before uploading.
This is your station’s direct play URL. Can you input this URL into any MP3 player to listen to your station’s stream. You will need this stream URL to connect your station to iTunes. This is also the URL you will register with the many internet radio directories to share your station with online radio aggregators such as TuneIn, Spinitron, iTunes, etc.
Station Profile and Station ID
This is a link to your station’s page in the Live365 station directory. Clicking on it will open a new window where you can view your station’s page and public information on the Live365 website. Your Station ID is an alphanumeric designation your station receives upon creation. While you can change your station name, you cannot change your station ID.
At the bottom of the Dashboard pane on the left, you will find a list of tracks that are due to be played out. On the right, you will find information on the most recently played track.
To log out of your Live365 interface, click on the Logout link in the top-right corner of the Live365 interface.
Now that you’re familiar with the Live365 layout, read about uploading media and creating Playlists and Events in the First Time Users Broadcast Guide.