DI.FM

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DI.FM
Private
IndustryInternet radio
Founded1999
HeadquartersDenver, Colorado
Key people
Ari Shohat (CEO)
Websitewww.di.fm

DI.FM (also known as Digitally Imported) is an Internet radio broadcaster consisting of over 90 channels dedicated exclusively to electronic music, such as house, trance, techno, drum and bass, and dubstep.[1][2] DI.FM broadcasts handpicked selections consisting of classic, new and up-and-coming hits, as well as weekly and monthly mixed shows from professional DJs. 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 internet radio stations.[7][8][9][10][11]

During the 2000s, DI.FM participated in a number of protests against high royalty fees for Internet radio.[12][13][14] In July 2009, Digitally Imported, radioIO and AccuRadio reached a revenue-sharing deal with royalty collector SoundExchange securing music rights.[15][16][17] It also licenses out its own proprietary streaming platform to power other popular internet radio sites which play non-electronic dance music genres such as pop hits, jazz and rock across nearly 250 channels. These sites include RadioTunes,[18] JazzRadio,[19] RockRadio,[20] and ClassicalRadio.[21]

Awards[edit]

DI.FM has won various industry awards, including:

  • 2010 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) – Best Global Radio Station[22]
  • 2014 RAIN Awards – Best Overall Online Radio Service[22]

Channels[edit]

Source:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Also airs on other associated networks

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DI website".
  2. ^ "Digitally Imported". Synthtopia. December 25, 2003. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Delahunty, James; "Tyler" (submitter) (February 8, 2005). "A brief look at di.fm – Digitally Imported Radio". afterdawn.com. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "Electronic Music Fans Donate To Largest Web-Radio Site". Synthtopia. January 31, 2005. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Daily, Geoff (March 30, 2005). "Case Study: Electronica Finds a Voice at DI.fm". streamingmedia.com. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  6. ^ "A Case Study In Managed Growth:Digitally Imported Radio". streamingmedia.com. February 1, 2003. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "Webcast Metrics Audience Rankings". Internet Radio Top 20. Ando Media. April 23, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  8. ^ "CBS Radio, Clear Channel Top April Webcast Ratings". Radio Ink. May 28, 2009. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  9. ^ Norr, Henry (January 27, 2003). "Radio reaches digital age". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  10. ^ Deitz, Corey (January 26, 2005). "Digitally Imported Radio Spawns Cult-Like Following of Volunteers and Listeners". About.com. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  11. ^ "Digitally Imported Radio: Increased bandwidth, no expensive infrastructure". Publish.com. May 1, 2003. Archived from the original on January 4, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  12. ^ Searls, Doc (May 1, 2002). "Silent Mayday". Linux Journal. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  13. ^ "Radio Silence". Broadband Reports. June 26, 2007. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  14. ^ 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 October 21, 2009.
  15. ^ "Online Radio Stations Strike Big Deal on Royalties". Fox News. AP. July 8, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  16. ^ Puzzanghera, Jim (July 8, 2009). "Internet radio sites, music industry reach agreement over royalties". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 12, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  17. ^ Van Buskirk, Eliot (July 13, 2007). "Listening Post Just another WordPress weblog Webcaster's Worry: What Happens After 2010?". Listening Post blog. Wired. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  18. ^ "RadioTunes website".
  19. ^ "JAZZRADIO website".
  20. ^ "ROCKRADIO website".
  21. ^ "ClassicalRadio website".
  22. ^ a b Test, Irene (December 2, 2014). "Digitally Imported Eyes Lofty Expansion Plan, But Is It a Good Idea?". Crossfadr. Retrieved November 4, 2018.

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