Frequently asked questions about XLR8R+.
What is XLR8R+?
XLR8R+ is a member-supported community and subscription service that champions independent artists, journalism, and culture.
Why should I subscribe?
Your subscription will directly support XLR8R and, in turn, independent artists, music, and journalism. XLR8R is an independently run magazine directly supported by our members.
Over two years ago, with the demise of online advertising and the rise of paid editorial (advertorial) across the industry, XLR8R went ad-free with the launch of our member-supported community and subscription service, XLR8R+. It has allowed us to remain independent, whilst supporting emerging and established artists and running ad-free editorial (news, podcasts, and features). We decided to leave the grip of advertisers and instead create a self-supporting ecosystem—the new independent media.
You support—$1/monht, $10/year, $5/month, or $50/year—will allow XLR8R to continue what it has done for over 27 years: find, curate, and serve the best electronic music out there, without paid influence.
What is the difference between the $1 membership tier and $5?
$1 per month, or $10 a year, will open up all the editorial across the site. This includes all new and archived material—more than 650 podcasts, plus features, reviews, and news.
For $5 per month, or $50 a year, you get full access to XLR8R+. Every month, XLR8R+ members get access to at least three exclusive tracks from three different artists—available to download in high-quality formats and streamable—as well as an artwork by a new visual artist every month, a digital PDF zine, downloads of our weekly podcasts, and artist content (sample packs, mix downloads, project files, and more). You also get access to the member’s area, where you can find all your exclusive content and submit your music directly to XLR8R to be featured through our channels. (You can read more about this here.)
How do I subscribe?
It’s easy and only takes a few minutes. In any browser, go to xlr8r.com/xlr8r-plus, choose your tier, and hit the corresponding button. You’ll then fill out your details, including name, email, username, password, and payment details, and hit subscribe. That’s it.
What payment options do you have?
For security, we use Stripe for payments and they accept all major debit and credit cards from customers in every country.
What is the minimum subscription period?
One month is the minimum subscription term. Once you cancel, your subscription will last for the rest of the month (one month from the day you subscribed).
How can I cancel?
You can head to your account settings here to cancel. If you have any trouble, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out.