Old 18th February 2009, 16:20   #1
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Dear SHOUTcast Broadcasters,

In an effort to better organize the vast variety of music genres available on SHOUTcast, and to make it easier for listeners to find your station, we will be making some changes to the way your stations are categorized in the SHOUTcast Radio directory. Starting MONDAY, JUNE 07 at MIDNIGHT (EST USA), the genres available on the SHOUTcast Radio directory will be limited to the following list (where bold is the parent genre and then the sub-genres related to the parent):

Alternative
Adult Alternative
Britpop
Classic Alternative
College
Dancepunk
Dream Pop
Emo
Goth
Grunge
Hardcore
Indie Pop
Indie Rock
Industrial
LoFi
Modern Rock
New Wave
Noise Pop
Post Punk
Power Pop
Punk
Ska
Xtreme

Blues
Acoustic Blues
Cajun and Zydeco
Chicago Blues
Contemporary Blues
Country Blues
Delta Blues
Electric Blues

Classical
Baroque
Chamber
Choral
Classical Period
Early Classical
Impressionist
Modern
Opera
Piano
Romantic
Symphony

Country
Alt Country
Americana
Bluegrass
Classic Country
Contemporary Bluegrass
Contemporary Country
Honky Tonk
Hot Country Hits
Western

Decades
00s
30s
40s
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

Easy Listening
Exotica
Light Rock
Lounge
Orchestral Pop
Polka
Space Age Pop

Electronic
Acid House
Ambient
Big Beat
Breakbeat
Dance
Demo
Disco
Downtempo
Drum and Bass
Dubstep
Electro
Garage
Hard House
House
IDM
Jungle
Progressive
Techno
Trance
Tribal
Trip Hop

Folk
Alternative Folk
Contemporary Folk
Folk Rock
New Acoustic
Old Time
Traditional Folk
World Folk

Inspirational
Christian
Christian Metal
Christian Rap
Christian Rock
Classic Christian
Contemporary Gospel
Gospel
Praise and Worship
Sermons and Services
Southern Gospel
Traditional Gospel

International
African
Afrikaans
Arabic
Asian
Bollywood
Brazilian
Caribbean
Celtic
Chinese
Creole
European
Filipino
French
German
Greek
Hawaiian and Pacific
Hebrew
Hindi
Indian
Islamic
Japanese
Klezmer
Korean
Mediterranean
Middle Eastern
North American
Russian
Soca
South American
Tamil
Turkish
Worldbeat
Zouk

Jazz
Acid Jazz
Avant Garde
Big Band
Bop
Classic Jazz
Cool Jazz
Fusion
Hard Bop
Latin Jazz
Smooth Jazz
Swing
Vocal Jazz
World Fusion

Latin
Bachata
Banda
Bossa Nova
Cumbia
Flamenco
Latin Dance
Latin Pop
Latin Rap and Hip Hop
Latin Rock
Mariachi
Merengue
Ranchera
Reggaeton
Regional Mexican
Salsa
Samba
Tango
Tejano
Tropicalia

Metal
Black Metal
Classic Metal
Death Metal
Extreme Metal
Grindcore
Hair Metal
Heavy Metal
Metalcore
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Rap Metal
Thrash Metal

Misc

New Age
Environmental
Ethnic Fusion
Healing
Meditation
Spiritual

Pop
Adult Contemporary
Barbershop
Bubblegum Pop
Dance Pop
Idols
Oldies
JPOP
KPOP
Soft Rock
Teen Pop
Top 40
World Pop

Public Radio
College
News
Sports
Talk
Weather

R&B and Urban
Classic R&B
Contemporary R&B
Doo Wop
Funk
Motown
Neo Soul
Quiet Storm
Soul
Urban Contemporary

Rap
Alternative Rap
Dirty South
East Coast Rap
Freestyle
Gangsta Rap
Hip Hop
Mixtapes
Old School
Turntablism
Underground Hip Hop
West Coast Rap

Reggae
Contemporary Reggae
Dancehall
Dub
Pop Reggae
Ragga
Reggae Roots
Rock Steady

Rock
Adult Album Alternative
British Invasion
Celtic Rock
Classic Rock
Garage Rock
Glam
Hard Rock
Jam Bands
JROCK
Piano Rock
Prog Rock
Psychedelic
Rock & Roll
Rockabilly
Singer and Songwriter
Surf

Seasonal and Holiday
Anniversary
Birthday
Christmas
Halloween
Hanukkah
Honeymoon
Kwanzaa
Valentine
Wedding
Winter

Soundtracks
Anime
Kids
Original Score
Showtunes
Video Game Music

Talk
BlogTalk
Comedy
Community
Educational
Government
News
Old Time Radio
Other Talk
Political
Scanner
Spoken Word
Sports
Technology

Themes
Adult
Best Of
Chill
Eclectic
Experimental
Female
Heartache
Instrumental
LGBT
Love and Romance
Party Mix
Patriotic
Rainy Day Mix
Reality
Sexy
Shuffle
Travel Mix
Tribute
Trippy
Work Mix


If you already have at least one of the keywords above in your server configurations for the Genre no action is required from you at this time.

If your station's genre does not match at least one of the keywords above, you will have to make the change manually in your server's configurations to at least one of the keywords above. Pick two or three keywords from the list that best describes the music that you play on your station. You can change the Genre of your station by changing the "Genre" parameter in the SHOUTcast DNAS configurations or the DSP.

Please note that starting THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 those stations that have not changed their genre configurations to at least one of the above keywords will have their stations automatically mapped to fall within the list. Therefore, if you want to make sure listeners can find your station please take the time to ensure your genre strings accurately match at least one of the keywords in the list above.

Thanks!


Update 15 December 2011

The following genres have been added to the available genres (first post has also been updated).

Decades -> 00s
Folk -> Old Time
International -> German


Update 29 June 2012

The following genres have been changed to resolve some usage issues with them (first post has also been updated).

Cajun/Zydeco -> Cajun and Zydeco
Love/Romance -> Love and Romance
Praise/Worship -> Praise and Worship
Sermons/Services -> Sermons and Services
Hawaiian/Pacific -> Hawaiian and Pacific
Latin Rap/Hip-Hop -> Latin Rap and Hip Hop
R&B/Urban -> R&B and Urban
Singer/Songwriter -> Singer and Songwriter
Seasonal/Holiday -> Seasonal and Holiday
Lo-Fi -> LoFi
Post-Punk -> Post Punk
Alt-Country -> Alt Country
Underground Hip-Hop -> Underground Hip Hop
Neo-Soul -> Neo Soul
Pop-Reggae -> Pop Reggae
Jewish -> Hebrew


Update 22 October 2012

The following genres have been added to the available genres (first post has also been updated).

International -> Islamic
International -> Turkish
Pop -> KPOP
Rock -> JROCK


Update 25 March 2014

The following genres have been added to the available genres (first post has also been updated) as well as additions to the mapping of genres from legacy v1 DNAS to the approved list.

Electronic -> Dubstep
International -> Creole
Latin -> Flamenco
Latin -> Samba
Metal -> Death Metal
Metal -> Thrash Metal
Public Radio -> Weather
Rock -> Celtic Rock


(Last Updated: 25th March 2014)


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