The Wind Repertory Project website has always been - and will always be - free for all users. However, there are administrative costs associated with the maintenance of this site, including domain registration/renewal, web hosting, anti-spam features, software upgrades, and other miscellaneous costs. From day one (February 2008) I have maintained the site out of my own pocket, with a few donations here and there to help defray my expenses.

In order to keep the WRP free from excessive commercialism (i.e., sponsored ads, links to only certain publishing companies, etc.), I have never accepted sponsorships nor any monies from large music distributors such as Hal Leonard, Barnhouse, JW Pepper, and the like. This helps keep the WRP free from advertisements, favoritism, and makes for a more academic experience when visiting the site. This does, however, put a financial burden on me whenever an upgrade or renewal is needed.

As you may have recently noticed, the Wind Repertory Project was down for a couple of days. This happens when the site's traffic exceeds the allotted number of "script executions." Essentially, we are a victim of our growing popularity - the WRP now receives several hundred visitors a day from all over the world, and is often one of the first "hits" on Google and other site engines. Since this upward trend looks to continue as more and more people learn about the site, the database will have to be upgraded to an expanded tier of service...which costs more money.

The Wind Repertory Project needs your donations now more than ever if it is to stay "in business." If you have ever benefited from the use of the WRP in some way, and would like to donate you may do so by clicking on the button below, which will take you to PayPal, where you can use amy standard credit card to donate (you do not have to have a PayPal account). You can donate any amount you wish, trust me - it all adds up when site renewal time comes, and ever little bit is appreciated, whether $1 or $10.

Thank you, and I hope you are finding The Wind Repertory Project useful. Over the next year, I will continue to solicit feedback for areas of improvement to the site to make the end-user experience the best possible for all involved.

To see a list of previous donors, click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me via the link at the bottom of the page.


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Nikk Pilato