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Smooth Jazz and More Fund Drive

$650 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 22 months
Michael James  OGDENSBURG, NY
Over the last 14 years, Smooth Jazz and More has been providing listeners with smooth jazz, light sounds and in-between, all day long. 

Until recently, we've been able to rely on pay-per-blog posts and sales from VIP memberships and CafePress store. 

But those revenue streams have dried up, and we are now making a request to our listeners for help in keeping Smooth Jazz and More.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Update 8
Posted by Mike James
10 months ago
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It's been a rough 5 months since our last update.

Earlier this year, Live365, our long-time broadcast provider abruptly shut down due to the drastic costs of music royalties. We struggled to find a new home, and we found it at Radionomy.

Things were going smooth until two weeks ago, when the company decided, without warning, to implement a Geo-Block on listeners across their network.

Producers were outraged by this change and many have decided to leave for other providers. We are looking at the current litigation between Radionomy and Sony Music, which may affect listeners down the road.

In the meantime, we are taking steps to insure our future by looking for other companies who can service us. Many of these costs were originally covered by Live365 under a blanket fee. But because of their demise, we will have to absorb the cost ourselves. The costs of broadcasting for small radio stations have skyrocketed, specifically in music licencing.

As you may know, last year, we started a GoFundMe campaign to help fund our internet radio station. We initially set a goal of $2,500 dollars last November to help keep us on Live365. With the help of generous donors, we were able to raise $600 dollars.

The new goal we've decided to set is $3,500 dollars. Here is a rough estimate of our yearly costs:

Internet Radio Provider (Either Voscast or another provider.) $480
Music Licensing (Mandatory for the United States and Canada) $1920.20
Website (Hosting) $75
Domain Names (smoothjazzandmore.com & smoothjazzandmore.net) $25
Carbonite (For back-up file storage) $125

Yearly Total: $2625.20

Our Internet radio station is maintained with the financial help of our listeners. You can also contribute by purchasing an an item in our gift shop at CafePress. Smooth Jazz and More gets a portion of your purchase, and in return, helps us maintain our administrative costs.

Please give what ever you can, and for those who've contributed, thanks so much for your generous support.
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Update 7
Posted by Mike James
15 months ago
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

I'd like to thank everyone who tuned into listen to our special holiday format this December. We go back to our regular Smooth Jazz format on Sunday. You should know that we can't do it without your support. Help this Internet radio station buy contributing to our GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign.

Our goal has inched a bit closer, but not that much. We really could use all the support we can get. So this holiday season, consider donating to our campaign. You can also support us by purchasing Live365 VIP Membership or buying from our gift store at CafePress. Please give what you can, and for those who’ve contributed, thanks for your generous support.

We’d like to wish all the listeners here at Smooth Jazz and More and Live365 a very merry Christmas, a happy Chanukah, a happy Kwanzaa and a safe and prosperous 2016.
Merry Christmas!!!!
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Update 6
Posted by Mike James
16 months ago
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Smooth Jazz and More has enlisted some heavy hitters in its fundraising drive. Music artists Four80East, Blake Aaron, Dante Lewis and former Jazzmasters lead vocalist, Helen Rogers has graciously recorded liners for our Internet radio station. We appreciate their help in giving us help in raising much needed funds to continue broadcasting.

Right now, we're stuck on $575 dollars raised. We are able to continue broadcasting until May, 2016. We'd like to ensure our longevity, so please give what you can.
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Update 5
Posted by Mike James
16 months ago
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Thanks to your contributions, Smooth Jazz and More will continue operating on Live365 until May 2106. But it's still not enough. We need to raise another $1925 in order to maintain our website and to guarantee broadcasting through 2017. Please give what you can. Thanks!
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$650 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 22 months
Created May 18, 2015
Michael James  
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Anonymous
15 months ago
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Maria Lopez
15 months ago
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Keep the dream alive Michael!!!!

LM
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Lorin Michel
19 months ago
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21 months ago
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22 months ago
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