Digitally Imported

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Digitally Imported, Inc.
Type Corporation
Industry Internet radio
Founded 1999
Headquarters Denver, CO
Key people Ari Shohat, Founder & CEO
Website http://www.di.fm/

Digitally Imported (DI or DI Radio) is an Internet radio broadcaster playing various types of electronic dance music including trance, progressive, techno, eurodance, drum and bass, dubstep, and house across 82 hand curated channels.[1][2] It was founded in December 1999 as a hobby project by Ari Shohat in his Binghamton University dorm room and was one of the first Internet radio stations.[3][4][5][6] It has often been listed as one of the top electronic dance music radio stations online[7][8][9][10][11][12] and was awarded Best Global Radio Station at the International Dance Music Awards in March 2010.[13] It also offers streaming radio services of other, non-electronic dance music genres  — such as pop hits, jazz and rock — across 277 channels through its sister networks, RadioTunes (formerly SKY.FM),[14] JAZZRADIO,[15] ROCKRADIO[16] and Fresca Radio.[17]

Digitally Imported participated in Day of Silence protests against high royalty fees for Internet radio in 2002 and 2007.[18][19] In July 2009, Digitally Imported, radioIO and AccuRadio reached a revenue-sharing deal with royalty collector SoundExchange securing music rights.[20][21][22]

On August 29, 2014, the company rebranded SKY.FM as RadioTunes.[23]

Stations[edit]

Currently available stations:

Digitally Imported[1] RadioTunes[14] ROCKRADIO[16] JAZZRADIO[15] Fresca Radio[17]
  • 00's Club Hits
  • Ambient
  • Bass & Jackin' House
  • Bassline
  • Big Beat
  • Big Room House
  • Breaks
  • ChillHop
  • Chillout
  • Chillout Dreams
  • Chillstep
  • Chiptunes
  • Classic EuroDance
  • Classic EuroDisco
  • Classic Trance
  • Classic Vocal Trance
  • Club Dubstep
  • Club Sounds
  • Cosmic Downtempo
  • Dark DnB
  • Deep House
  • Deep Nu-Disco
  • Deep Tech
  • Disco House
  • DJ Mixes
  • Downtempo Lounge
  • Drum 'n Bass
  • Dubstep
  • EBM
  • EcLectronica
  • Electro House
  • Electronic Pioneers
  • Electropop
  • Electro Swing
  • Epic Trance
  • EuroDance
  • Funky House
  • Future Garage
  • Future Synthpop
  • Gabber
  • Glitch Hop
  • Goa-Psy Trance
  • Hands Up
  • Hardcore
  • Hard Dance
  • Hardstyle
  • Hard Techno
  • House
  • Jungle
  • Latin House
  • Liquid DnB
  • Liquid Dubstep
  • Lounge
  • Mainstage
  • Minimal
  • Moombahton
  • Nightcore
  • Nu Disco
  • Oldschool Acid
  • Oldschool House
  • Oldschool Rave
  • Oldschool Techno & Trance
  • Progressive
  • Progressive Psy
  • Psybient
  • PsyChill
  • Russian Club Hits
  • Sankeys Radio
  • Scouse House
  • Soulful House
  • Space Dreams
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Trance
  • Trap
  • Tribal House
  • UK Garage
  • UMF Radio
  • Underground Techno
  • Vocal Chillout
  • Vocal Lounge
  • Vocal Trance
  • 00's R&B
  • 60's Rock
  • 80's Dance
  • 80's Rock Hits
  • 90's Hits
  • 90's R&B
  • A Beatles Tribute
  • Alternative Rock
  • Ambient ~
  • American Songbook
  • Bebop Jazz
  • Best of the 60's
  • Best of the 80's
  • Bossa Nova
  • Café de Paris
  • Chillout ~
  • Classical Guitar
  • Classical Piano Trios
  • Classic Christmas s
  • Classic Hip-Hop
  • Classic Motown
  • Classic Rock
  • Club Bollywood
  • Compact Discoveries
  • Contemporary Christian
  • Country
  • Dance Hits
  • DaTempo Lounge
  • Dave Koz & Friends
  • Disco Party
  • Downtempo Lounge~
  • Dreamscapes
  • EDM Fest ~
  • Eurodance ~
  • Halloween s
  • Hard Rock
  • Hit 70's
  • Holiday Smooth Jazz s
  • Indie Rock
  • Israeli Hits
  • Jazz Classics
  • Jpop
  • Lounge ~
  • Love Music
  • Meditation
  • Mellow Jazz
  • Mellow Smooth Jazz
  • Metal
  • Modern Blues
  • Modern Rock
  • Mostly Classical
  • Movie Soundtracks
  • Nature
  • New Age
  • Oldies
  • OldSchool Funk & Soul
  • Piano Jazz
  • Pop Christmas s
  • Pop Punk
  • Pop Rock
  • Reggaeton
  • Relaxation
  • Relaxing Ambient Piano
  • Relaxing Excursions
  • Romantica
  • Roots Reggae
  • Russian Dance Hits
  • Russian Pop
  • Salsa
  • Ska
  • Slow Jams
  • Smooth Bossa Nova
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Smooth Jazz 24'7 =
  • Smooth Lounge
  • Soft Rock
  • Solo Piano
  • Top Hits
  • Uptempo Smooth Jazz
  • Urban Hits
  • Urban Pop Hits
  • Vocal Chillout ~
  • Vocal Lounge ~
  • Vocal New Age
  • Vocal Smooth Jazz
  • World
  • 60's Rock
  • 80's Alternative
  • 80's Rock
  • 90's Alternative
  • 90's Rock
  • Beatles Tribute
  • Black Metal
  • Blues Rock
  • Classic Hard Rock
  • Classic Metal
  • Classic Rock
  • Deathcore
  • Death Metal
  • Grunge
  • Hair Bands
  • Hardcore
  • Hard Rock
  • Harder Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Indie Rock
  • Industrial
  • Jam Bands
  • Melodic Death Metal
  • Metal
  • Metalcore
  • Modern Rock
  • Nu Metal
  • Pop Punk
  • Pop Rock
  • Power Metal
  • Progressive Metal
  • Progressive Rock
  • Punk Rock
  • Rap Metal
  • Rock Ballads
  • Screamo-Emo
  • Ska
  • Soft Rock
  • Symphonic Metal
  • Thrash Metal
  • Avant-Garde
  • Bass Jazz
  • Bebop
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • Bossa Nova
  • Classic Jazz
  • Contemporary Vocals
  • Cool Jazz
  • Current Jazz
  • Dave Koz & Friends
  • Flamenco Jazz
  • Fusion Lounge
  • Guitar Jazz
  • Gypsy Jazz
  • Hard Bop
  • Holiday Jazz s
  • Holiday Smooth Jazz s
  • Jazz Ballads
  • Latin Jazz
  • Mellow Jazz
  • Mellow Smooth Jazz
  • Paris Café
  • Piano Jazz
  • Piano Trios
  • Saxophone Jazz
  • Sinatra Style
  • Smooth Bossa Nova
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Smooth Jazz 24'7 =
  • Smooth Lounge
  • Smooth Uptempo
  • Smooth Vocals
  • Straight-Ahead
  • Swing & Big Band
  • Timeless Classics
  • Trumpet Jazz
  • Vibraphone Jazz
  • Vocal Legends
  • Afrolatin
  • Bachata
  • Bolero
  • Bossa Nova
  • Brazilectro
  • Cuban Lounge
  • Cumbia
  • Electrocumbe
  • Fado
  • Flamenco
  • Flamenco Jazz
  • Guitarra Clásica
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz Latino
  • Latin House
  • Merengue
  • Metal
  • MPB
  • Norteña
  • Nuevo Bolero
  • Nuevo Flamenco
  • Pagode
  • Pop Hits
  • Ranchera
  • Reggae
  • Reggaeton
  • Rock Latino
  • Romántica
  • Salsa
  • Salsa Dura
  • Sambass
  • Ska
  • Tango
  • Tango Electrónico
  • Tejano
  • Tradicional
  • Trova
  • Urbana
  • Vallenato
  • Zarzuela

s Seasonal channel.
= Same channel (Smooth Jazz 24'7 is aired both on RadioTunes and JAZZRADIO).
~ Same channel as aired on Digitally Imported (EDM Fest as Mainstage)

Awards[edit]

  • International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) - Best Radio Station (Global) [Nominated: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, Winner: 2010, Nominated: 2011, 2012]
  • International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) - Best Music App [Winner: 2011, Nominated: 2012]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DI website". 
  2. ^ "Digitally Imported". Synthtopia. December 25, 2003. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  3. ^ Delahunty, James; "Tyler" (submitter) (February 8, 2005). "A brief look at di.fm - Digitally Imported Radio". afterdawn.com. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Electronic Music Fans Donate To Largest Web-Radio Site". Synthtopia. January 31, 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  5. ^ Daily, Geoff (March 30, 2005). "Case Study: Electronica Finds a Voice at DI.fm". streamingmedia.com. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  6. ^ "A Case Study In Managed Growth:Digitally Imported Radio". streamingmedia.com. February 1, 2003. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Webcast Metrics Audience Rankings". Internet Radio Top 20. Ando Media. April 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  8. ^ "CBS Radio, Clear Channel Top April Webcast Ratings". Radio Ink. May 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  9. ^ Norr, Henry (January 27, 2003). "Radio reaches digital age". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  10. ^ Deitz, Corey (January 26, 2005). "Digitally Imported Radio Spawns Cult-Like Following of Volunteers and Listeners". About.com. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  11. ^ "Digitally Imported Radio: Increased bandwidth, no expensive infrastructure". Publish.com. May 1, 2003. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  12. ^ Hughlett, Mike (March 8, 2007). "Web radio fears going bust: The battle over royalties paid by Internet broadcasters is hardly new, but the stakes have never been higher.". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  13. ^ "IDMA Nominees and Winners 2010". March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  14. ^ a b "RadioTunes website". 
  15. ^ a b "JAZZRADIO website". 
  16. ^ a b "ROCKRADIO website". 
  17. ^ a b "Fresca Radio website". 
  18. ^ Searls, Doc (May 1, 2002). "Silent Mayday". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  19. ^ "Radio Silence". Broadband Reports. June 26, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  20. ^ "Online Radio Stations Strike Big Deal on Royalties". Fox News. AP. July 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  21. ^ Puzzanghera, Jim (July 8, 2009). "Internet radio sites, music industry reach agreement over royalties". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  22. ^ Van Buskirk, Eliot (July 13, 2007). "Listening Post Just another WordPress weblog Webcaster’s Worry: What Happens After 2010?". Listening Post blog (Wired). Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  23. ^ "LEARN ABOUT OUR BRAND CHANGE". Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

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