What’s New At SurferNETWORK??

We’ve been hard at work to improve the streaming experience for stations and listeners alike.  Over the past few weeks we’ve rolled out several new features and enhancements to our service, and wanted to highlight a few of them for you today.  Some of these enhancements will keep you organized on the back-end, while others will make it easier for listeners to get your stream regardless of device!  Read on to find out more. Continue reading

Internet Streaming Up and Album Sales Down – What Does It Mean For You?

Nielsen recently released data for music sales as well as streaming, and they showed that overall music consumption was up, despite sales being down in 2013 compared to 2012.  That means that streaming music is on the rise.  It’s up 32% to be exact, and we expect that number to be even higher in 2014 with more people move their listening habits online, and even more competition in the On-Demand music streaming arena (which was up a whopping 103% last year). Continue reading

2013 In Review

This year at SurferNETWORK was one of tremendous progress and new challenges. Several Patents in streaming media technology were issued by the US Patent Office; significant upgrades were made to the listener experience with the Music Trivia Player; and we invested a significant amount of time and money into a complete overhaul of our infrastructure, both hardware and software, which dramatically enhanced our services. Unfortunately, as with anything new and improved, it came with challenges – I apologize for any inconvenience caused by these upgrades. Now, with these speed bumps behind us we can all reap the benefits, forge ahead into 2014 and not look back. Continue reading

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is upon us yet again, a time to gather with family and friends and share a meal, maybe catch some football if you can make it to the couch after dinner.

In the spirit of the Holiday, we’d like to take a minute to show some gratitude to you.  It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and take for granted the fact that we couldn’t be here without a great bunch of radio stations and other broadcasters, but most importantly people, to do business with.

2013 has been a good year for SurferNETWORK.  Turning 15 was a great milestone in the history of our company, and we are proud to have been able to share that with you.  So once again, Thank You. Safe travels to everyone making a trek to Thanksgiving Dinner, and if you’re kicking off Hanukkah today, Shalom!

Celebrating our 15th Anniversary

Exactly 15 years ago, on October 15, 1998, my partner Harry Emerson and I formed a company that we soon named SurferNETWORK.

Our vision was to create a ‘Just Like Radio’ experience for radio stations broadcasting on the Internet – a lofty goal since buffering and waiting was the rule.  Most of America still connected to the Internet using dial up services, if they connected at all. Continue reading