Online listening figures

By Harry Shawclough
Posted 30 January 2015, 9.03am est

Hi - new here, so hello!
Is there a simple and relatively inexpensive way to gather the data from an online radio stream for PRS and PPL data returns? People have suggested Google analytics but that looks too complicated for me. Someone else told me he uses SAM Broadcaster but I can't see how that would meet my need. I'd rather pay a small amount for a program that would do it more simply. Does such a thing exist?

Thank you in advance.


4 years, 11 months ago

Most streaming providers provide this kind of reporting either free or as a premium service. If you are streaming yourself (either from a local server, or cloud server) then I don't know. Why not try the new free service from RadioToday that was recently announced?

4 years, 11 months ago

Google Analytics is entirely unsuitable for measuring an online radio stream's figures. GA is based on JavaScript, and online radio streams normally appear in all kinds of places, including internet radios and apps that don't have your own JavaScript code on it.

4 years, 11 months ago

Our streaming provider uses a package called Sawmill - which reads the icecast log files and generates reports. Very powerful, but it does cost.

I believe Awstats can be setup to read icecast log files too - and it is free. (but never used it).

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