Join a global family of music lovers
- Live tracklists and new features
- 20% off NTS merch and Supporter-only drops
- 50% of proceeds go to NTS Residents
- Supporter-exclusive newsletter & Discord channels
- Submit a show for Supporter Radio
About NTS Supporters
Since we first aired in 2011, we’ve strived to broadcast diverse and unique music that excites, inspires and moves you. We built NTS as a platform to celebrate the eclectic, where niche music takes centre stage. It’s where passionate people, not algorithms, get to play exceptional music that is hard to find anywhere else. All without on-air advertising.
With NTS Supporters we want to invite you, our listeners, into the fold. Subscribe to NTS and join a growing family of music obsessives: link up in private Discord channels, build out your wantlist with enhanced NTS tracklists, or submit a mix for playout on NTS through Supporter Radio.
Half of your Supporter contribution will be paid directly to our resident hosts, which supports all the work they put into making exceptional, leftfield radio. The other half helps us build a better NTS, through new radio programming, web and app development, as well as keeping those ads off air...
How are NTS Supporter funds spent?
After an average 13% commission fee to Paypal, Apple or Stripe*, 50% of all Supporter funds are paid out directly to the people that make NTS what it is: NTS resident hosts. The remainder is reinvested back into NTS, split between radio content, general overheads, marketing, web development and hosting.
Funds raised through NTS Supporters make up 17% of our total income, sitting alongside revenue from partnerships, events, innovation grants, record sales and merch. These diverse revenue streams cover our growing overheads, ensuring long-term sustainability.
Ultimately, in everything we do, we aim to make discerning radio whilst remunerating artists, DJs and rights holders: whether through NTS Supporters, our events, record sales, partnerships, multi-territory licensing or any of our future plans.
* Platform fees are highest when paying through the App Store on iOS. To get the most of your contribution directly to NTS hosts, we recommend signing up as a Supporter on desktop, paying through Stripe.
According to figures from 2022
All NTS Supporters get access to live tracklisting* on channels 1 and 2, the NTS supporter newsletter and a 20% discount for the NTS store. NTS Supporters is mostly about helping us continue to give a platform to great musicians and DJs, and to build an even better NTS experience. As we develop new features for the NTS site and app, these will be rolled out to NTS Supporters first, with some features remaining exclusive to subscribers.
*Please bear in mind NTS DJs select tracks independently, so we don’t know what they will play in advance. Therefore, tracks that are rare or yet to be released may not show up on live tracklisting.
After tax and payment handling fees (which range from 4 - 15% depending on how Supporters choose to pay), half of your contribution will go to the NTS Residents who make NTS what it is. The other half goes towards streaming infrastructure, studio equipment maintenance, building new tech features and the costs of creating thousands of hours of great radio. Money raised through NTS Supporters will sit alongside existing income we generate through merchandise sales, live events, investment from private individuals and the Arts Council as well as selective brand partnerships. We intend to continue to generate income through all of these means, however we intend for NTS Supporters to eventually represent the main source of income for NTS.
NTS is an independently controlled company, founded by Femi Adeyemi in 2011 and jointly owned with his close friend and business partner Sean McAuliffe. Since 2011, a handful of music loving individuals and music enterprises have taken minority stakes in NTS to support the business. All NTS employees and most long term residents have been offered equity options in NTS.
Absolutely. We have supporters all over the world and you can pay in a number of different currencies.
NTS Friends was launched in 2019; we opened it up for 1000 founder friends. In many ways NTS Friends paved the way for NTS Supporters. NTS Friends get an annual gift in the post. NTS Supporters is a bit more flexible, you can support from £2.99 monthly. Both are essential in helping build an even better NTS.
Every few months NTS Supporters have a chance to submit a mix for consideration for broadcast on NTS.
Yes. If you don’t want to continue being an NTS Supporter, you can cancel at any time by going to the subscription section of your My NTS account.
If you signed up to be an NTS Supporter in the App Store, then you will need to head to your App Store account, then go to the Subscriptions section and manage your subscription from there.
Yes, you have the option of choosing between monthly and annual billing at the point of payment.
Yes. If you want to cancel, you can do this anytime in your My NTS account.
Yes, thank you. You have the option of contributing more than the minimum per month at the payment stage. If you’d like to make an even greater contribution, please email email@example.com to discuss how you can support NTS further.
Yes. Whatever you contribute, after VAT and payment handling fees, 50% will go directly to NTS residents.
Keep listening, keep telling your friends about us. We’re happy you’re here. No pressure to contribute now or any time if it’s not right for you.
Sure, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything to do with your account or creating an account.