The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


Please Support The Quietus
The Quietus , April 2nd, 2017 20:19

With advertising in a state of rapid decline, we'd like a moment of your time and, if possible, your support to keep The Quietus moving forward

Photograph by Maria Jefferis

The sole reason we do The Quietus is to share our love of music, to celebrate and support artists who simply don’t get covered in many other mass audience publications. We won't give up trying to bring that music to you but, as we approach our tenth birthday, we really need your help.

We've repeatedly explained that a sudden steep decline in advertising revenue meant that we needed to ask you, our loyal readers, for help. A thousand times thank you to those who have already given your support.

The big brands who accounted for the majority of our ad revenue are putting nearly all their money into platforms like Facebook and Google. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that puts the website's continued survival into question.

We want to continue bringing you music by the huge breadth of artists that you can see represented on our site. We're not going to follow trends or change what we do in an attempt to chase dwindling ad budgets - what point would there be in carrying on if we did?

We're constantly trying to think of new ways to generate revenue, but with a creaking, ancient website this is tough to do. That's why we're renewing our appeal to you for a virtual subscription, as it were, that will help us make it further into the second decade of The Quietus, and beyond. You can donate via PayPal in a one-off chunk, or make a regular donation each month.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support.

John, Luke, Paddy, Christian, Bobby and Ella.