Sponsored Alternative to Streaming Services
One of the things that I've been toying with for Artisan Radio is eliminating some or all of my Internet stream. It takes computing power, time and money (i.e., copyright licensing).
However, it is also nice to at least think that you might be listened to out in the vast world wide web. I've been looking at MixCloud as one potential alternative. If you produce your own shows (and I do), you can upload them to their service. They will make them available for listening (much like a podcast), and pay any necessary copyright fees for embedded music.
There appear to be 2 levels of service, free and pro. The free service is limited, as you would expect it to be, but I believe you can still upload a small number of shows. I'm not sure if copyright fees are paid for the free service. The pro level costs $15 per month, and they say you can upload an unlimited number of shows, with copyright fees paid. Since the devil is always in the details, I need to do more research to determine if it really is unlimited.
In any event, it looks interesting. I've started off with the free service, and will see how it goes.