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Here's how to become a Quietus subscriber & how you get your perks
The Quietus , July 1st, 2020 10:24

Support our work and get a host of perks!

Over the past few years, tQ has been kept afloat thanks to regular donations from our generous readers. To mark our twelfth birthday in September 2020 we've upgrading this into a full membership system where, in return for supporting our work, subscribers are entitled to exclusive essays, podcasts and music releases. You can find out more detail about all that here and use the Steady checkout below to sign up. As we move into the third decade of the 21st century we're going to be ever more reliant on direct support from you to continue bringing you the best in culture and Black Sky Thinking. Scroll down past the sign-up buttons to find out how you'll be able to access all your perks. Thanks for reading, and for your support. xtQ.

All our exclusive content can be found on the Low Culture page on The Quietus - you can find it here.

Low Culture Podcasts: these are available via all your usual podcast delivery platforms. If you log in to the Steady backend you’ll be able to find a URL that you can use to subscribe, just as you would with any other podcast. You can also listen via a player inside the Steady platform.

Low Culture Essays: These are all in the Low Culture page linked to above. The first time you access one, you’ll come across the Steady Paywall blocking standard users from reading the article. All you need to do to read it is log in with your Steady username and password and you’re away.

Sound & Vision releases: If you’re a top tier subscriber you’ll be getting four exclusive music releases per year. These will arrive in your email inbox via PromoJukebox, a tool used by the music biz to send out promo releases. You’ll be able to download the record once. Each release is exclusively available to our subscribers until the next one comes out - you can of course keep the MP3s, but please don’t share them - all the audio is watermarked so we’ll know where any leakiness is coming from.

Playlists: At the start of every month we’ll be sending out an email reminding you of the perks of the past four weeks and those that’ll be arriving in the coming month - do look out for that. Your huge playlist of all the new music we’ve been loving will also come in this email, as well as being shared in the Low Culture strand on the site - here’s that link again.

If you have any technical issues, the team at Steady are super helpful and you can find them at Any suggestions of general queries please contact us via

Thanks again, and we hope you enjoy the perks we’ll be sending you in the coming years