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Online Radio Directories

In the world of internet radio, directories are central locations where people can easily view and search a list of radio stations. Radio directories are often categorized in various ways to make searching easier. Directories don't only benefit listeners though, they can also help you grow your audience.

Live365 Directory

As a Live365 broadcaster, your station is listed in our online directory. Visitors to both the Live365 website and Live365 mobile apps have the opportunity to discover your station based on genre.

However, for more exposure to help build your audience, we recommend adding your station to additional directories beyond Live365.

Note: If you've moved to the Live365 platform from another platform, it is important that you update your existing radio directory listings to ensure you're properly covered by Live365's licensing. Read more about updating your directory listings here.

Additional Radio Directories

There are plenty of other great online radio directories. Although you have to take the time and effort to submit your station to directories, it will ultimately be extremely helpful in growing your station and making it more discoverable. Note that most directories will need your station information and your Stream URL or Stream link for your submission.

This is by no means a complete list as there are tons of directories, so some Google searches may provide more options that you can submit to. In fact, there are many specified directories, so if your station fits into some different categories, look for directories that are aimed at those categories.

Clearly, there are tons of directories out there and this isn't even all of them! The more directories that your radio station is featured in, the more discoverable it is and the more likely it is that you will gain listeners. Obviously, submitting your station is time consuming, so set an easy goal for yourself to submit to 2 new directories every week, for example. If you set a small, attainable goal such as this, pretty soon your station will be on tons of directories, making it that much more discoverable!

Live365 Broadcasters: Note that not all of the directories listed above are based in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. Your station is only licensed for listening in these 3 geographic regions. Listing your station in these directories can be a legal grey area and is outside of the jurisdiction of Live365. All listeners from within the 3 regions are counted for royalty reporting as represented by their count on your Live365 Dashboard. Also note that because of the licensing that we provide, listening from your Live365 station profile page, pop-out player, and the Live365 mobile app is currently only available for listeners from the U.S., Canada, and U.K.

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