Earlier this month reports surfaced that Radionomy was acquiring Winamp and Shoutcast, Winamp’s radio streaming service. The acquisition, which would effectively save both from going under, is now official.
Radionomy is a platform for radio producers and broadcasters and provides a digital audio advertising network. After adding Shoutcast’s roughly 50,000 radio stations to their network, Radionomy now boasts about 60,000 stations.
Radionomy says they are now “the source of approximately half of all streamed internet radio worldwide”.
Sounds impressive, but will we ever see smaller internet radio broadcasters take on services like Pandora and iTunes Radio? Or do users care enough about homegrown streaming content?