Fundraising Update

2018 Royalty Increases

In 2018, our royalties paid to BMI (for the songwriters) have doubled.

And previously in 2016, SoundExchange music royalties were increased significantly, and more importantly the way they were calculated were changed. We now have to pay per song per listener rather than a percentage of our revenue.

Why we need your support

It's a challenge to run a commercial-free, listener supported radio station in today's economic environment. It seems like we're always begging you for money, and that's because we have to: we rely entirely on you to keep us on the air. So please, make the effort to support SomaFM. We'll be there for you, but we need your financial help.

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.

SomaFM sends out a big thank you to all our supporters this month!

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