To listen, simply click on Listen Now in the mnu at the top of any page. You will be taken to the station page on the Live365 site and the station will begin playing. From the Live365 site, you can be configure various settings, including what streaming player you want to use.
There is no cost to you, and you will not need to enter a credit card number to listen.
Because internet radio stations pay royalties on a per listener basis, there is a limit on the number of listeners who can tune in simultaneously. After that listeners are told that the station is full.
Preferred members (VIPs) are exempted from the limitation. They never have to hear the 'station full' message. VIPs also get to skip the ads when connecting to the broadcast.
Further, signing up as a VIP helps support the station in two ways:
- If you sign up through this site or through the Contemporary Classical station page, the station receives a 'finder's fee' (which we use to buy more music for the station!).
- When VIPs listen to the station, Live365 subsidizes the cost of broadcasting the station. As a VIP, the more you listen, the more we are subsidized.
Note that a single VIP membership applies to Contemporary Classical, Harmonices Mundi, and all other Live365 stations.
Well, no, not really. And it isn't really modern anymore either. (Although historians sometimes define 'modern' in terms of Gutenburg.) But Classical-since-1900-Internet-Radio doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
The important thing is, we think that this approach makes for an interesting and enjoyable listening experience. We hope you agree.
If you have difficulty with the station stream, or are unable to tune in; or if you have questions about registration or Preferred Membership, the best place to start is with Live365 Help, where you will find a Knowledge Base, a Listener's Forum, and a way to contact the Live365 Support Team.
For questions about or issues with the website, requests, or the music we play, contact us.
Because of copyright rules as they apply to internet radio, there will be a minimum of one hour delay before the requested work is played. Also, because of the popularity of the request system, we sometimes get backed up and can't accept more requests. If this happens, try again another time!