Thank you so much for your interest. I love creating this podcast. However, there are a lot of expenses that go into the creation and promotion of this show from MP3 hosting to web hosting, graphic designs and yes, even publicity. It also takes up a lot of time to create the show each week. I’m a full-time musician AND stay-at-home father. I send my daughter to daycare so that I can get some work done for both my music and my podcasts which come out every other week.
What is Song Henge?
Song Henge is the official fan club of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It was create as a means for fans to help cover some of the costs associated with running a free podcast. The club offers lots of exclusive downloads including a free MP3 album of 5-7 bands with 15-20 MP3s in each album as well as easy access to every episode of the podcast.
Why should I subscribe?
There are a lot of costs that go into producing this podcast, including website hosting, MP3 hosting, graphic design, and press releases. I’m also a full-time father to a beautiful two-year old girl. I send Kenzie to daycare twice a week so that I can do all the recording, mixing, and promotion needed to produce this show. Memberships help alleviate these costs.
Why isn’t there a monthly membership level?
I originally offered a monthly membership. However, I don’t have a whole lot of time to manage memberships. That is the reason everything is 100% automated, except when you unsubscribe or when paypal automatically cancels your membership (it happens at times). It usually takes me a couple months to remove members from my newsletter.
How do I get the new album of MP3s?
You will need to login to your profile to access past editions. Once you login, you can go to the blog and find Song Henge posts. Each one highlights bands. To access, do the following:
- Click the ZIP file link and download it to your computer.
- Go to the ZIP file on your computer. Right-click and UnZip or Extract All Files.
- The MP3s are now in a folder. Open the folder and drag all those MP3s into iTunes or your music manager.
You can now start listening. The only thing that takes a lot of time is the downloads because they are usually about 100MB in size.
You will also receive an email from the Song Henge newsletter. Each edition includes a link to the ZIP file and all the artists in the album every month.
How do I get my free stickers?
Your mailing address should be included with your membership signup. It usually takes about a month before you will receive your stickers. It can take a bit longer for international members. If I do not receive your mailing address, I will contact you directly in 2-4 weeks.
What is the Sustaining Membership?
Sustaining members offer monthly donations to the podcast instead of annual donations. You still get all the advantages of a Celtic Core member, but you offer greater financial support for the show.
What is the Producers Circle?
Producer Circle members provide a significant sustaining contribution to the podcast on a monthly basis. Because of your extreme generosity, I will list you as an Associate Producer on the website.
How can my business sponsor the podcast?
I offer three types of sponsorships. If you or your business would like to sponsor the podcast, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to talk with you and build a long-lasting partnership.