It’s been 6 months since I started working at Folk Alley and I’ve been overwhelmed with the enthusiastic letters of support that we receive each day from our listeners – literally from all over the world. Personally, I learned about Folk Alley about a year ago, and I was immediately struck by what an amazing service Folk Alley provided me, a folk music junky. Finally, an opportunity to listen to folk music radio anytime I want, for as long as I want. Wow. Thank you, Internet!
Perhaps you had a similar reaction when you discovered Folk Alley?
Folk Alley is filling a niche for me, you and 10’s of 1000’s of other folk music lovers all over the world – allowing us on-demand access to a mix of music barely heard on the radio these days. We are a non-commercial service, so you’ll notice you don’t hear those annoying interruptions in the stream after every three songs. We don’t charge you a subscription fee before we allow you to listen either.
So how DO we pay for it? We’ve decided to make the service free and accessible to everyone, but we are relying on our listeners to chip in with a financial contribution so we can keep this service coming. That’s why we have periodic fund drives such as this Fall Anniversary Fund Drive. We have to pay our bills. It’s that simple.
We’re asking you to stop and consider the value that 24/7, on-demand folk music has for you and to donate what you can to keep the music streaming around the globe. What does Folk Alley bring to you each day? Is it worth a dollar a day? $5 a week? 2 or 3 bucks a week? Only you can answer that question, but we’re asking you to join the others who have already done their part and please donate what you can today. Thanks.