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About NextKast

NextKast software was created by a team of software developers based out of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Nextkast Internet Radio Automation Software is written and designed to give the user a professional sounding radio station without the learning curve of other automation software on the market today. Our initial release was around 2011, and after a few other users got a chance to use the software, we were convinced by the feedback that this software could help many stations all over the world by making them sound more professional with a much shorter time to learn the software.

We continue to strive to bring you easy to use and powerful software, if you have a suggestion or comment please feel free to contact us.

Nextkast is being used by internet stations all over the world
Here are our featured stations using NextKast

A1 Hits Radio
Listen
Top 40



Pulse EDM Radio
Listen EDM/Top 40



kvkvi Listen Flashback Favorites



The Oldies Wharehouse
Listen
The Lost Hits of Top 40 Radio



The Rock 92.3

Listen Rock



A-1 Audio Legacy FM
Listen Classic Rock



KPOG-LP bob-radio.com or kpog.org Christian




STL Club Radio
Top 40 / Dance



Hot Hitz 80's
80's



Timewarp Internet Radio
Oldies



teerex radio
Soul and R&B





Have a listen to what NextKast can do for you!
If you would like your station listed here please send us and email







Contact
Winston Potgieter- Developer/Founder

email:
wp@nextkast.com

web:
www.nextKast.com


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phone:
210-286-2975




Internet Radio Resources

11 Quick Tips on Starting an Internet Radio Station

1. Decide On Station format
This is the most important part, make sure to pick something you are
passionate about, because it takes time to build an audience, so you will
need the drive to keep going.


2. Get stream hosting
Your stream host is the second most important part, they need to be
reliable. Luckily today most stream hosting providers would not be in
business unless they are reliable. Your stream host will be the server
that serves the stream to your listeners.

3. Decide auto DJ or Automation
Many stream host give free auto DJ functionality with their hosting
accounts. This will allow you to upload music to your stream host, and have
the auto DJ play it. Off course there are limitations to what can be done
using this setup, and off course using radio automation software will
produce a much more polished internet radio station

4. Make sure to look into licensing
Remember you will need music royalty licensing your station to pay
royalties to artist who's songs you play, luckily this has been made
easy/painless and cheap through companies like streamlicensing.com.

5. List your station in directories/ Tune In Api
Once your station is running and a bit fine tuned, list your station in as
many directories you can find. From my experience these are the
directories that get you the biggest audience.

TuneIn - use the tuneIN api to get best results
iTunes - They have strict listing rules, pay attention
Windows Media Guide - To get listed here is an ordeal of mailing back and
forth agreements, but its worth it.
Any others found by Googling 'internet radio directory' etc..

6. Be consistent 24/7
Stream 24/7 with a consistent format. People tune in from all over the
world, and must find what they expect when they expect it.

7. Create the format/organize music
Create a format, just merely playing a list of songs probably won't cut it.
Organize your music into categories, create clocks/rotations that create a
feel...

8. Sound Processing is important
Sound processing is important, and you will only be able to do this if you
are using radio automation software. The better your stream sounds, the
more likely you will retain listeners.

9. Voice Tracking or Live Hosting
Giving a personality to the station and talking on air now and then builds a
bond with the audience and gives you an edge, but this is work...

10. Promote at local events
Print cards and give them out at events, post banners at events, market on
social media without being annoying.

11. Be Patient
It takes time to build an audience.. your dream of 10,000 people tuning in
on launch date most probably wont happen... but if you work at it, you can
build a respectable audience size.

more to come......................
Internet Radio Licensing
Internet Radio Licensing
streamlicensing
U.S. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, & SOCAN (Canada)
Internet Radio Stream Licensing™


You can get your Internet Radio Station legal today!

Our license covers you and includes your music reporting and your royalty and performance fees as well.

Affordable with monthly affiliate costs from $22.50
EULA 'End User License Agreement'
COPYRIGHTS:

Copyright 2015 Axis Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The 'NextKast Radio Automation Software Standard' and 'NextKast Radio Automation Software Pro' software is Copyright 2015 Axis Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. This software may not, in whole or in any part, be copied, reproduced, transmitted, translated (into any language, natural or computer), stored in a retrieval system, reduced to any electronic medium or machine readable format, or by any other form or means without prior consent, in writing, from Axis Entertainment Inc.

You are granted a limited license to use this software. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of that license, which is described in the following paragraphs.

TRADEMARKS:

NextKast Internet Radio Automation Software
NextKast Internet Radio Automation Software Standard
NextKast Internet Radio Automation Software Pro

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"THE SOFTWARE" SHALL BE TAKEN TO MEAN THE SOFTWARE CONTAINED IN THIS PACKAGE AND ANY SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS OR UPGRADES RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF HAVING PURCHASED THIS PACKAGE. "BUYER" SHALL BE TAKEN AS THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THE SOFTWARE.

BUYER HAS THE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THE

SOFTWARE ONLY ON A SINGLE COMPUTER. BUYER MAY NOT ELECTRONICALLY TRANSFER THE PROGRAM FROM ONE COMPUTER TO ANOTHER OVER ANY TYPE OF NETWORK. BUYER MAY NOT DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF THE SOFTWARE OR THE ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION TO OTHERS EITHER FOR A FEE OR WITHOUT CHARGE. BUYER MAY NOT MODIFY OR TRANSLATE THE PROGRAM OR DOCUMENTATION. USER MAY NOT DISASSEMBLE THE PROGRAM OR ALLOW IT TO BE DISASSEMBLED INTO ITS CONSTITUENT SOURCE CODE. BUYER'S USE OF THE SOFTWARE INDICATES HIS/HER ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF BUYER DOES NOT AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS, RETURN THE DISTRIBUTION MEDIA, DOCUMENTATION, AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS TO THE VENDOR FROM WHOM THE SOFTWARE WAS PURCHASED, AND ERASE THE SOFTWARE FROM ANY AND ALL STORAGE DEVICES UPON WHICH IT MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED.

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IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE RENTAL ACT OF 1990, THIS SOFTWARE MAY NOT BE RENTED, LENT OR LEASED