Winamp Lives!

Late last year, AOL, the owners of Winamp, announced that after about 15 years, the iconic MP3 player/ripper had outlived its usefulness and would be shut down.  This elicited howls of outrage from longtime users and those looking for something lighter and less bloated than iTunes.

However, a Belgian online radio coming called Radionomy has come to the rescue, snapping up the rights to Winamp.  They also picked up Shoutcast, which was one of AOL’s Internet radio applications.  Guesses are they paid between $5 and $10 million for both.  Meanwhile, AOL has picked up a piece of Radionomy in return.

Read more at TechCrunch (which, by the way, is owned by AOL).

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Winamp Lives!

  • January 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    i’ve used winamp since i had my first mp3’s over 10 years ago. great software!


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