Deeper Into Music is listener-supported. If you’ve made a donation recently or even if you’ve only considered making one, thank you. DIM would not be possible without your help.
Deeper Into Music is basically run by one person, me, Keith Weston (pictured). I’m the web master, the code debugger, the d.j., the music director you name it. And, I’m the one paying the bills at the end of each month.
Keeping a high quality internet radio station online is not a cheap endeavor. Let’s look at a typical month’s out-of-pocket costs:
Monthly recurring charges: (as of Feb 2010)
- Streaming server – $101.00/month
- Web Hosting -$15.00/month
- Licensing via Loudcity -$69.99/month
- Web Stream UK backup -$10.00/month
- Content Subscription Services (for various hard-to-find mp3s, etc.) -$20.00/month
Recurring charges monthly: ~$230.00 (less new song purchases)
These recurring monthly charges do not include fees paid for new music services, home office expenses related to running Deeper Into Music, advertising and promotions and so on.
To cut the story short, donations help defray these costs. I would not be able to afford these expenses without your help.
And so, if you listen often to DIM, I do ask that you consider supporting it by making a donation. I promise that every penny goes back into making DIM a better station for you and for the community of DIM listener around the world.
Again, thank YOU!
You can read even more about the cost of keeping DIM going in this FAQ.