frequently asked questions

what is Timbredio?

Timbredio is a streaming music service built to foster connection between musicians and listeners while empowering the artistic community. Our platform guarantees all artists a fair chance to be heard and a means to be directly supported by our listeners.

how do I listen?

You can start listening right here at It's free to join! For a great mobile listening experience download our app.

how much is a premium membership?

Timbredio Premium is $7.99 per month, and it comes with a 30-day free trial. With Timbredio Premium, you'll gain more control of your experience, eliminate all ads and direct 25% of your subscription directly to your favorite artist. Try it today!

how do you personalize my listening experience?

You select the genre, mood, location, your adventure settings, and save these settings into custom stations. You can also manually search for and add songs to the listening queue or your own custom playlist. In the background, our proprietary algorithm uses your behavior on our site to find the music that is most likely to connect with you.

for artists

how do artists earn money with Timbredio?

Timbredio is different than most music services as we believe fair payment for artists is critically important to the entire artistic ecosystem, artists and listeners alike. This is why we've rethought and rebuilt the payment model for artists. 40% of all revenue goes directly to our artists through one of our two earning mechanisms:

  • Backers:

    If you’ve come here and want to help an artist directly, $2 (that's 25%!) of your monthly subscription can be designated to “back” an artist of your choice for as long as you stay with us. Musicians don’t have many consistent income sources and this is a fantastic way for them to get the support they need to continue doing what you both love. This feature is only available to Timbredio Premium members.

  • Reaction Royalty(patent pending):

    Traditionally, streaming services pay their artists via a “pay per play” system, which requires artists to amass huge volumes of plays before receiving significant compensation, which is further diminished if the artist is not signed. We pay our artists based upon how many unique likes listeners give their songs. A listener can only like a song once, but the payout is greater for that individual like than over 100 plays on those other sites. Each quarter, we dedicate at least 15% of our revenue to the Reaction Royalty pot (whatever remains after 25% of of backings are distributed). We distribute this revenue share to our artists according to the percent of the total unique listener likes their songs received during the period. In other words, we compensate artists every time they connect with a listener.

what's this I hear about an artist tier program?

We want to help artists help themselves by building consistent, predictable income through our backer program. And while we can't do it all, the more you work with us, the more we'll work to help you. That's what our artist tier program is all about. Here are the details:

  1. Up & Coming: Everyones got to start somewhere. As an Up & Coming artist, we’ll introduce you to the tools to help your fans support you.
    • - Access to all earning methods on Timbredio after uploading at least one song.
    • - Free listener account after recruiting at least 1 backer. See what your fans see and connect with other artists!
    • - Qualification: 0 active backers.

  2. Rising: People are loving you! As a Rising artist, we’ll help you connect with a broader audience by increasing your exposure.
    • - Highlights and features in Timbredio publications on social media and via email.
    • - Opportunities for sponsored shows and tours.
    • - Access to our artist support team.
    • - Qualification: 25+ active backers.

  3. Headlining: You’ve taken advantage of our tools and now you’ve hit it big time! As a Headlining artist, we’ll take your earnings to a new level.
    • - We increase the amount earned per backer to $3.00 per month . This means 200 backers is $600 per month.
    • - Qualification: 100+ active backers.

are there other things artists should know?

  • It is 100% free for artists to sign up and contribute their music.
  • Guaranteed play time on our streaming service. Our algorithm is built to favor and surface the latest music added to our platform.
  • You maintain full rights and control of your work, forever and always.
  • No exclusivity clause. Put your music here and anywhere else you'd like.

commercial use

why should I use Timbredio in my business?

Provide a unique listening experience to your customers that's powered by local, independent musicians. This will not only help the careers of those artists, but it will enhance your customers' experience by making them feel more connected to your product.

how much do commercial accounts cost?

Commercial subscriptions are $12/month for a single location. If you have multiple locations, sign up for our multi-location plan which allows up to 5 locations for just $50/month.

how do commercial accounts empower the artistic community?

Similar to standard accounts, 37.5% of gross revenue will go to the artistic community. For a single location subscription, this means that $5 will go to the artist selected by the business, and $2.50 will go into the reaction royalty pool. However, since listeners do not have the opportunity to "like" a song when they here in a business, we distribute based on plays for commercial accounts.


what does Timbredio do with my personal information?

Timbredio uses your personal data and behavior on our site to enhance your listening experience. We will never sell or share your personal information with any third parties, and we are dedicated to the safety of our members’ data. For more information please read our privacy policy.

what does the name mean?

Timbredio is a combination of the words 'timbre' and 'radio'. Timbre is a term used to describe the unique characteristic of a sound. For instance, you can tell the difference between a trumpet and a violin when they're playing the same note. This is because they have different timbres; they sound different. We believe that every one of us has our own unique perspective, our own voice, our own timbre, and that it deserves to be heard.

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