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Digital Audio Essentials by Bruce Fries, Marty Fries

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Internet Radio Services

Following are descriptions of some popular Internet radio services. Many of these services offer free listening, along with “Plus” or “Premium” paid subscription services that include additional features and commercial-free listening. This is just a sampling; by the time you read this, many more services will have sprouted up, and some of the existing ones may have disappeared or been swallowed up by other companies. Table 6-2 lists a few specialized Internet radio services that are worth checking out. Also worth checking out are Musicmatch’s Radio Gold and the RealOne SuperPass subscription service.

Table 6-2. Some specialized Internet radio sites that are worth checking out

Name/URL

Specialty

Formats

Cost

3WK http://www.3wk.com

Independent artists

MP3, Real, and WMA

Free and paid

Beethoven.com http://www.beethoven.com

Music by Beethoven

Real and WMA

Free

LamRim.com http://www.lamrim.com

Tibetan Buddhist

MP3

Free

Operadio http://www.operadio.com

Opera

Real

Free

Radio Margaritaville http://radiomargaritaville.com

Jimmy Buffett and similar artists

MP3, Real, and WMA

Free

Scottish Internet Radio http://www.internetradio.co.uk

Music and talk from Scotland

Real

Free

LAUNCHcast

The LAUNCHcast Internet radio service (http://www.launchcast.com) is provided by Yahoo!. The free LAUNCHcast service allows you to listen to up to 400 songs per month without any restrictions. After 400 songs, you can still listen, but you will be limited ...

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