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Streaming started with internet radio, and with the rise of streaming services, streaming radio stations, and podcasts, it remains every bit as popular as streaming video. Check here for the latest in streaming music and radio trends, news, and insights.

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space

25 Years of Internet Radio, Part 2

Back when online video was the size of a postage stamp, audio companies were changing the way the world heard radio. Here are reminiscences from RealNetworks and other pioneers.

25 Years of Internet Radio: Part 1

Can you believe it's been a quarter of a century since the first internet radio broadcast? In this first installment of a two-part series, we talk to some of the trailblazers who started a revolution.

Vote Now in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time for you to cast your vote in one or all of our 17 categories in the only industry awards program in which the winners are decided by the people who use their products and services.

DIY: Live Audio Streaming Using Icecast with FFmpeg

Building on previous DIY articles, this installment will walk you through capturing audio, encoding and packaging with FFmpeg, then playing out through the Icecast server you set up in the last article

Survey: Internet Radio

We're putting together a deep dive into the past, present, and future of internet radio, and we need your help. Take our internet radio survey and enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

DIY: Icecast Internet Radio Server

In the latest installment of our do-it-yourself series, we'll look at how to set up an Icecast server on an AWS cloud instance.

Hey, Streaming Industry: Fix This!

In which our resident crank opens his craw, unleashes the italics, and goes to town on problems with the cord-cutting experience, why industry pundits lie about latency, and what's wrong with advertising (hint: everything)

DIY: Rudimentary Audio Streaming

For the second installment in our do-it-yourself series, we look at how to set up a very basic audio stream between two computers on the same LAN. While the coding is simple, the concepts underneath are crucial to an understanding of how streaming works.

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.

MP3: The End of the Beginning, or a New Dawn?

MP3 may be the VHS to other audio formats' better-quality Betamax, but it's here to stay, especially now that the format is royalty-free.

If Taylor Swift Doesn’t Like Free Streaming, Then Turn Her Off

Taylor Swift pulled off a publicity stunt when she complained about free music services. Maybe the industry needs a way to stop her from cheapening its technology.

Does the UAE Offer the Perfect Growth Model for the IP Age?

IBC Content Everywhere MENA presents a stark contrast to the broader Amsterdam show, and offers lessons for streaming in Europe, particularly internet radio

2014 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Winners

This was the biggest Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards yet, in terms of numbers of both nominees and voters. Here's who took home the big awards at Streaming Forum.

2014 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll be announcing the winners at the 2014 Streaming Forum later this month. Here are the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each of our 16 categories

2013 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

Here are the top three vote-getters in all 16 categories of this year's European Readers' Choice Awards. We'll be announcing the winners on 18 June at Streaming Forum in London.

Announcing the 2012 European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and here are the top three finalists in each category. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media Europe in London on 16 October.

Audio Catches Up: Online Video Rocks with Multichannel Audio

As movies move online and go mobile, sound gets some respect with updated codecs, more TLC, and a better attitude.

Apple's HD Streaming Gamble

Whether Apple delivers from in-house or via CDN, Apple's new approach sets streaming bar high. But yesterday's Apple TV announcement suggested they might not always be able to reach it.