Please support SomaFM

SomaFM is entirely listener-supported and independent radio. We don't run ads because that would mean giving up our independence. With no corporate sponsors or advertisers, we're free to play the best music we find. But that means we rely entirely on your support for our operational budget.

We hope that our music provides you with enjoyment, and we hope you'll offer a little something back our way to finance our continued operation. You can simply make a one-time donation, or sign up for an automatic monthly payment. Or if you want one of our premiums, choose from the links below.

SomaFM accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal online; or you can also send a check or money order drawn on US Dollars or make a donation with Bitcoin.

T-shirts, Mugs, CDs and other Premiums

We have lots of cool premiums available to our supporters:

  • SomaFM UnHoodie Zip SweatshirtNEW! SomaFM UnHoodie: Get ready for winter with a heavyweight, black fleece zip sweatshirt with the SomaFM logo in stealth black-on-black. Very subtle, yet attention grabbing. You need one, and you can get one with a one-time $85 donation to SomaFM. (Worldwide shipping included)
  • SomaFM California HoodieBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! SomaFM California Hoodies, high-quality pullover-style lightweight-fleece Hoodies are black with the SomaFM logo silk-screened in red. This is the classic drawstring sport hoody, with a matching finished Polyester drawcord, Raglan sleeves and a Kangaroo pocket.
  • somafm purple glow tshirt Glow in the Dark Shirt: Donate $55 (including shipping) to SomaFM and get our latest purple shirt with the a glow-in-the-dark SomaFM Logo. The logo is also extremely reactive to blacklights, so you'll really stand out at the show.
  • somafm tshirtSomaFM T-shirts: high-quality men's and women's styles, red with black lettering and black or white with red lettering — yours free with a one-time $50 donation.
  • somafm shirtBecause sometimes it's too cold for short sleeves, we now have long sleeve T-shirts, men's and women's styles, black with red lettering — yours free with a one-time $60 donation.
  • somafm stealth gray hatStealth Gray "Houndstooth" Military Hat: We like the way our logo looks on this in black. Subtle, stealthy, but not impossible to read. Yours with a $60 donation to SomaFM, worldwide shipping included.
  • SomaFM Black Corps HatBlack and Red Organic Cotton Twill Corps Hat: Black Hat with our logo in red. Yours with a $60 donation to SomaFM, worldwide shipping included.
  • Groove Salad compilationGroove Salad Volume 2: our second in a series compilation mix of some of the most popular and classic tracks played on Groove Salad. The mostly instrumental tracks are a cross-section of the music you'll hear on Groove Salad: downtempo, ambient groove, trip-hop, chillout, and worldbeat. $40 alone, $75 with a T-shirt.
  • Steve Roach Live Transmission NEW! Steve Roach: Live Transmission: Created in a single two-hour session broadcast live on SomaFM, LIVE TRANSMISSION is Steve Roach doing what he does best: creating transcendent electronic music emerging from an elemental, instinctual mode. It's an in-the-studio immersion experience. Yours with a one-time $40 support subscription.

  • SomaFM Studio Sessions 7in VinylSomaFM Studio Sessions Vinyl, recorded live in the SomaFM studios, and issued as a limited-edition, 7-inch chear vinyl release. One side is Mister Loveless doing an emotionally-charged acoustic performance of "Curfew". The other side features Birdmonster-frontman Peter Arcuni on solo acoustic guitar doing "I Say What I Want". Yours with a one-time $35 support subscription.
  • somafm mugOur original, stealthy SomaFM mug. Stealth matte black with the SomaFM logo in red. Yours with a one-time $60 support subscription.
  • red somafm mugOur shiny red SomaFM mug: ceramic with bright red gloss exterior, bright white inside, with the SomaFM logo in black, 14 ounce capacity.
  • SomaFM Water Bottle SomaFM Water Bottle by Klean Kanteen®: b right red with the SomaFM logo in black. Not to be confused with those crappy promotional bottles you've seen, these are made from high-quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel and BPA-free. Reusable, environmentally sustainable and durable. Yours with a one-time $60 support subscription.

Don't Need a Premium? One-time Donation

Don't want a premium and want all of your donation to go to running SomaFM? Use these links to make a quick donation to SomaFM directly from your credit card:

(Alternatively, you can donate with Paypal if you prefer.)

Automatic Monthly Subscription

A simple, effective way to support SomaFM is through an automatic monthly subscription. You can cancel it at any time, and you can support us with as little as $2.99 a month. Considering that satellite and other internet music services charge between $13-20 a month, don't you think SomaFM is worth it?

Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time (details), and there is no minimum subscription duration.

Bitcoin

We accept donations via Bitcoin at the following address:

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Bitcoin Address: 16JPekFQEHyLD4Ji2i2YTWeJjn3iULL2iP

By Mail

You can also send us a donation in the mail. If you are sending a check, please make sure it is drawn on a US bank in US dollars. You can also send an international postal money order. (You can send cash at your own risk.)

Please be sure to include your address if you're requesting a shirt or stickers. For shirt orders, please include the size and color shirt you want. Send it to:

SomaFM
2180 Bryant Street
Suite 208
San Francisco, CA 94110 US

Monthly Fundraising Update

So far today we've raised $490, and for the month $32,046. We still are trying to raise $4,953 more by the end of the month.

We rely on you for support!

If you value SomaFM and the music we play, please support us. We operate on a voluntary subscription model to ensure that no one is left out: we don't want to exclude someone who wants to listen but can't afford to support us financially. But if you can afford to support us, we're counting on you to do just that.

Other internet radio stations make lots of money playing 5-10 minutes of annoying commercials each hour, but that really detracts from the music we play, and if we played all those commercials, we wouldn't want to listen to our own stations!

If you think about all the great music you get to hear on SomaFM, doesn't $4.20 a month or $50 a year seem like a great deal?

We have always and will continue to operate on a sustainable financial model with no outside investors or venture capitalists to answer to, allowing us to be truly independent internet radio. Making a great radio station that you can count on is more important to us than making money, not the other way around (like most other radio stations).

(Financial support of SomaFM is not tax-deductible.)

Thanks for your support,

Rusty Hodge
Program Director and General Manager



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SomaFM Supporters

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