Just like a rousing standing ovation at the end of a great concert, the STANDING ‘O’ PROJECT is a mutual show of appreciation––a complete circle of life-affirming energy that leaves everyone feeling exhilarated.
As a FAN MEMBER, you show your appreciation with a monthly contribution that fits your budget. In return, you get a ton of great MUSIC, exclusive INTERVIEWS, unusual content, and the opportunity to get to know ARTISTS on a personal level.
Every month, 50% of the membership revenue goes directly back to the ARTIST MEMBERS (not to big stars, record labels or publishing companies). The rest supports this site and the listener-supported radio program that inspired it.
Take a look around with the 10 day FREE TRIAL.
If you like what you see and hear, become a member for $5 a month. Pay more if you’d like to contribute more to this worthy cause (annual memberships and gift memberships available too).
As a FAN MEMBER, your monthly contribution actively supports your favorite artist or the community as a whole.
You become an active member of a difference-making COMMUNITY by supporting talented musicians and an important listener-supported radio program.
ARTISTS join for FREE. They contribute music videos, interviews, photos, blog posts, and other content, and build the community by inviting friends, fans, and fellow artists.
In a time when streaming services pay artists a micro-fraction of a penny per play, STANDING ‘O’ is a much needed new business model.
ARTIST MEMBERS are paid for building the COMMUNITY, not for how many streams their songs get. Those who put in a little effort have the opportunity to build a substantial monthly revenue stream.
WHAT FAN MEMBERS GET
According to Forbes.com, STANDING ‘O’ offers “incredible value for a small monthly fee.” You
ARTISTS: Access to over 300 Featured Artists up close and personal. Listen to their music, watch their videos, hear their stories, join discussions or start your own.
MUSIC: A vast library of songs. Many recorded exclusively for Art of the Song. The rest shared by ARTIST MEMBERS.
INTERVIEWS: An archive of complete Art of the Song programs with established artists, usually with rare musical performances included. Also, listen to segments catalogued by topic, or to the unedited “Naked” interviews.
CONTRIBUTION: You get the good feeling of supporting a project that helps musicians earn a living and keeps a worthy public radio program on the air.
WHAT ARTIST MEMBERS GET
INCOME: 50% of the membership revenue is paid out to ARTIST MEMBERS every month. The rest goes to running this website and giving singer/songwriters a global voice on broadcast radio via Art of the Song.
CONNECTION: This is a way for singer/songwriters to deepen their connection with their most loyal fans by offering something special.
MORE FANS: As the project grows, this results in a bigger fan base for all participating artists.
WHO’S CREATED THIS
The STANDING ‘O’ PROJECT was founded by John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt, former touring musicians who understand the challenges of living from gig to gig.
For 12 years, John & Viv have provided a national showcase for singer/songwriters via Art of the Song. This listener-supported radio program is heard online, via podcast, and on over a hundred public radio stations across North America.
Despite providing this national showcase, John & Viv wanted to do more for singer/songwriters––artists they love in a genre about which they are passionate.