Broadcasting fees on Live365 are very reasonable and worth every penny, considering that Live365 tabulates and pays the royalties to the artists for the broadcaster. THAT in itself would be a major task... More than this ol' southern boy could keep up with! So, Live365 is a good thing!!
Live365 offers 2 types of membership to listeners: Free and VIP (paid). You can listen "free" with radio ads just like brick & mortar stations (whoopee!) or sign up for a VIP membership - averages around 6 bucks a month and No ads and CD quality sound. Can't beat that with a stick!! The station is credited a small percentage of the monthly fee...comes directly off the bill.
Find out more on the VIP Membership by clicking HERE.
BUT...broadcasting certainly ain't free...and a paramedic's salary SUCKS...so where does the money come from? ANSWER: Swag
Swag...Stuff...You know...T-Shirts, Caps, Coffee Cups...even baby blankets and thongs (talk about covering both ends of the spectrum!). All with "Skydog" designed logos (and a few smart-ass sayings).
I use two sites: CafePress and Zazzle for the "swag production". Both produce high quality images on really good quality stock. I have T-Shirts and cups from both that are over 10 years old and still looking good...
I only make a dollar (or less) profit from sales, but on a good month, I can almost pay the Bill! Click on the links below to HELP SUPPORT RED DIRT RADIO :
make custom gifts at Zazzle