I just wanted to let you guys know..
In the next version of Shoutcast (later then 1.8.3) there is no longer support for the old MusicTicker. The extended features have been removed and have been handled in XML and via w3c log files.
If you want the same funtionality as the old MusicTicker, and something you won't have to change on the next release of Shoutcast check this out.
Very simple to setup, requires PHP (--with-xml) and about 4 lines of editing (to point to your SC server).
Most decent ISP's these days are putting PHP into their web hosting packages (as it is completely free), if yours doesn't.. bug them.. it is silly if they don't.