Currently, Apple/the iTunes team is not accepting new station submissions or updating information for existing stations. We will review the correctness of this article when they start accepting submissions in the future.
Submit your station to be part of Apple’s internet radio streaming directory! This will make it available for free to all iTunes users, directly from the iTunes interface. Note that, once submitted, your station will be found under the Internet Radio menu in iTunes, and not under the Radio tab in the main interface.
Adding your radio station to the iTunes radio directory is a great way to attract more listeners to your station, and in turn generate more income from your ads, if you have not opted out of the Live365 Ad Revenue Share Program.
In order to get your station listed within iTunes, you will need to fill out a submission form and submit a station logo. You can read more about the submission process and download the form here. This is a direct link to the submission form. (In this case, it is a zipped .xml file). Do not modify the column titles and do not add any additional columns.
Note that your station must be continually broadcasting before iTunes will accept your submission. In other words, no silence in your schedule. (This is where AutoDJ comes in handy). Before approving your station, iTunes may monitor your station for a span of 3 to 7 days to ensure quality of content.
All fields in the submission form are mandatory, if any information is blank or inaccurate, iTunes may reject your application.
Here are the fields on the iTunes internet radio submission form and instructions on how to fill them in:
Station name: Enter the station name as it appears in Live365.
Genre: Your station can only be listed under one genre in the directory: 70's Retro – 80's Flashback – 90's Hits – Adult Contemporary – Alternative Rock – Ambient – Blues – Classic Rock – Classical – College/University – Comedy – Eclectic – Electronica – Golden Oldies – Hard Rock – Metal – Hip Hop / Rap – International / World – Jazz – News / Talk Radio – Reggae / Island – Religious – R&B / Soul – Sports Radio – Top 40 / Pop
City: Enter the name of your city, state or province.
Country: Enter your two letter country code. If you are broadcasting from the United States, use US. If you are broadcasting from Canada, use CA. If you do not know your country code, you can look them up here.
Description: Describe your station in a few short sentences, make sure to be concise. iTunes has rejected users applicants for incorrect grammar and punctuation, so it’s important to double check this field. iTunes reserves the right to edit your description to meet its technical standards.
Explicit: Will your radio station ever contain explicit content (swearing, mature content, etc)? Answer "yes" or "no".
Frequency: Set this value to “23”.
Homepage: If you have an independent webpage for your station, enter the URL here. If you don’t have an independent website, enter your station page from the Live365 station directory. You will find the URL for your station page on the Dashboard under the Station Information > Station Profile.
Approved: Enter “Yes”. No other answer will be accepted.
Provider Contact Info: Enter your email address.
Status: Enter “Active”. No other answers will be accepted.
Strength: Enter “45”. No other answers will be accepted.
URL: This is where you will add your Live365 stream URL. You can find your stream URL on your Live365 Dashboard under “Listen Now”, as shown below. Copy the URL from the Listen Now link and paste it directly into the submission form to avoid errors.
Language: You can only choose from English, French, Spanish, Italian or German.
Commercial: Enter “yes” or “no” depending on your type of station.
Bandwidth: Enter “128”. This is the default Live365 steam quality.
In addition to filling in the spreadsheet, you will need to submit a station logo. Go to the Submit a Request page found here:
Choose the “Submit my Station” option from the drop-down menu. Enter your e-mail address, name and attach the file with your station logo and your filled-out .xml submission form. You don’t necessarily need an Apple ID to submit your station, but enter it if you have one. Follow the instructions to verify that your stream is working properly, then click the checkbox.
Station Logo: Your logo must be a square 3000 x 3000 px, with a dpi of 72. It must be either a .jpg or .png, using an RGB color profile.
Attach both the .xml spreadsheet and your station logo under the attachments section, then hit “Submit”.
If may take up to a week and a half for your station to appear in the iTunes internet radio directory.