Jarrod Kailef is creating Epic Rock Radio!
66

patrons

$395
per month
Epic Rock Radio has been around since July of 2004.  Since it's inception, it's undergone so many changes that it isn't even recognizable from what it was back then.  It started out as a way for me to listen to my favorite genre of music, that being Power and Progressive rock and metal, while at work.  twelve years later, we've grown and changed, and are now (as far as I am aware) the largest and most popular Power/Prog Internet radio station in the world!

We have helped many new artists get discovered, sell their albums, and in many cases get signed by record labels.  We review albums, interview artists, are in general the "go to" resource on the Internet for fans of the Prog/Power rock and metal genre to gather, chat, and share information and sometimes even talk with the artists themselves.  Plus, we do it all for free, with no commercials, no advertising, and no subscription fees.

Sounds like we've got it made, right?  From a popularity and content standpoint, yes.  But, we have a problem.  New changes to the laws in the United States, introduced at the beginning of 2016, have significantly increased the amount of money it costs for a small webcaster like Epic Rock Radio to operate.  When you combine the new per-play royalties with the existing costs of our web hosting and streaming bandwidth, the monthly costs are now more I can handle on my own.  The station is has become a financial hardship for me.

All hope is not lost, however.  We've started a Patreon account and some of our listeners have decided to step up to help the station with their hard-earned money.  While we still aren't covering the costs to run the station, I am overwhelmed at the generosity of our listeners and hope that, with time, we are able to reach our goals so that we can keep Epic Rock Radio on the air, forever.

If you can afford it, please consider making a donation to the station.  Any amount helps, even one dollar a month is a dollar closer to covering our expenses!  I and the rest of the ERR staff truly appreciate it.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
19 patrons
Epic Rock Radio has tens of thousands of unique listeners every month.  If just 1% of those listeners donated one US dollar per month, we would be able to easily pay our expenses, upgrade our station's servers, and pay a salary to our staff!  If you're low on cash, consider donating at this level.  If enough of our listeners reach out with a small donation like this, it would make a huge difference for us.
Pledge $5 or more per month
38 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive the undying appreciation of the Epic Rock Radio staff!  You will also receive a unique badge available only to Patrons that you can proudly display on the Epic Rock Radio forums.
Pledge $20 or more per month
4 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive everything from the lower levels, plus will receive access to the members-only forum on the Epic Rock Radio website that is not viewable by anyone but Patrons at this level and above and the Epic Rock Radio staff.  This is a great way to get inside information about what new music and artist interviews are coming up.
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 of 10 patrons
Be a member of the Inner Circle of Epic Rock Radio!  Patrons who donate at this level receive everything from the lower tiers, plus will be listed on the Epic Rock Radio site itself as Patrons right alongside the staff in the Resources / Info section.  We will also do something for people at this tier that nobody else has - An extra song request each day!  (This feature is not implemented in the software yet, but in the meantime just ask one of the admins in the shoutbox and we will manually enter your extra request.  Note, unused requests do not accumulate)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Be heard!  Record your own Epic Rock Radio sweeper that will be added to the rotation!  You can record your own sweeper of up to fifteen seconds in length and work directly with Jarrod Kailef to edit it and add effects and music, to be added to the station's permanent daily sweeper rotation for as long as you remain a Patron at this level.  Certain restrictions apply, as we need to approve what you decide to say - No profanity or inappropriate subject matter - But otherwise, you choose whatever you want to say and have it be aired on Epic Rock Radio at least twice every day!
Goals
$395 of $500 per month
Back in the "old days" Epic Rock Radio cost us $25 dollars a month, but sadly, those days are long gone.  The latest rate changes in 2016 have us paying between $800 and $1000 a month in royalty payments alone.  I can float the station for a few months, but we really need your help if we're going to be able to make it!  This goal will at least cover half of our monthly expenses.  While I can't survive at this level forever, I'll do my very best to keep things going as long as I can.
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Epic Rock Radio has been around since July of 2004.  Since it's inception, it's undergone so many changes that it isn't even recognizable from what it was back then.  It started out as a way for me to listen to my favorite genre of music, that being Power and Progressive rock and metal, while at work.  twelve years later, we've grown and changed, and are now (as far as I am aware) the largest and most popular Power/Prog Internet radio station in the world!

We have helped many new artists get discovered, sell their albums, and in many cases get signed by record labels.  We review albums, interview artists, are in general the "go to" resource on the Internet for fans of the Prog/Power rock and metal genre to gather, chat, and share information and sometimes even talk with the artists themselves.  Plus, we do it all for free, with no commercials, no advertising, and no subscription fees.

Sounds like we've got it made, right?  From a popularity and content standpoint, yes.  But, we have a problem.  New changes to the laws in the United States, introduced at the beginning of 2016, have significantly increased the amount of money it costs for a small webcaster like Epic Rock Radio to operate.  When you combine the new per-play royalties with the existing costs of our web hosting and streaming bandwidth, the monthly costs are now more I can handle on my own.  The station is has become a financial hardship for me.

All hope is not lost, however.  We've started a Patreon account and some of our listeners have decided to step up to help the station with their hard-earned money.  While we still aren't covering the costs to run the station, I am overwhelmed at the generosity of our listeners and hope that, with time, we are able to reach our goals so that we can keep Epic Rock Radio on the air, forever.

If you can afford it, please consider making a donation to the station.  Any amount helps, even one dollar a month is a dollar closer to covering our expenses!  I and the rest of the ERR staff truly appreciate it.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
19 patrons
Epic Rock Radio has tens of thousands of unique listeners every month.  If just 1% of those listeners donated one US dollar per month, we would be able to easily pay our expenses, upgrade our station's servers, and pay a salary to our staff!  If you're low on cash, consider donating at this level.  If enough of our listeners reach out with a small donation like this, it would make a huge difference for us.
Pledge $5 or more per month
38 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive the undying appreciation of the Epic Rock Radio staff!  You will also receive a unique badge available only to Patrons that you can proudly display on the Epic Rock Radio forums.
Pledge $20 or more per month
4 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive everything from the lower levels, plus will receive access to the members-only forum on the Epic Rock Radio website that is not viewable by anyone but Patrons at this level and above and the Epic Rock Radio staff.  This is a great way to get inside information about what new music and artist interviews are coming up.
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 of 10 patrons
Be a member of the Inner Circle of Epic Rock Radio!  Patrons who donate at this level receive everything from the lower tiers, plus will be listed on the Epic Rock Radio site itself as Patrons right alongside the staff in the Resources / Info section.  We will also do something for people at this tier that nobody else has - An extra song request each day!  (This feature is not implemented in the software yet, but in the meantime just ask one of the admins in the shoutbox and we will manually enter your extra request.  Note, unused requests do not accumulate)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Be heard!  Record your own Epic Rock Radio sweeper that will be added to the rotation!  You can record your own sweeper of up to fifteen seconds in length and work directly with Jarrod Kailef to edit it and add effects and music, to be added to the station's permanent daily sweeper rotation for as long as you remain a Patron at this level.  Certain restrictions apply, as we need to approve what you decide to say - No profanity or inappropriate subject matter - But otherwise, you choose whatever you want to say and have it be aired on Epic Rock Radio at least twice every day!