One of the key players in the birth of the MP3 music revolution was scheduled to shut down on December 20th, 2013. But that didn’t happen. If you’ve noticed that the Winamp music player and Shoutcast internet radio service are both still up and running, there’s a reason for that.

Internet radio service Radionomy has confirmed that it bought Winamp and Shoutcast from AOL and plan to keep both up and running.

Winamp

While AOL never really figured out how to monetize Winamp, Radionomy says it gets a lot in the deal, including a solid audio and video player, access to a catalog of 60,000 online radio stations, and tools for managing podcasts.

Radionomy is based in Belgium and functions internationally, but the move gives it a wider presence in the United States. Hopefully they’ll also figure out how to monetize (and possibly update) the platform so there’s not another threat of a shutdown anytime soon.

via The Verge

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3 replies on “Winamp and Shoutcast live on after Radionomy buys them from AOL”

  1. Yeah! I bought this app (Android).. Not sure what happens to that purchase….

  2. WinAMP is a very lightweight and powerful MP3 player, I’m still using up to now. It is much better than crappy windows Media Player or other MP3 player out there.

    Long Live WinAMP !!!

  3. Long Live Winamp! It REALLY WHIPS THE LAMA’S ASS! Thank goodness AOL is out of the picture. Maybe this whole thing can be resurrected and brought back from the dead to lead the pack once more…

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