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Please note that we cannot accept other forms of payment such as checks or bank transfers. Also, donations to Audacity are not deductible for income taxes in the United States of America.

How Does Audacity Raise Money?

Audacity raises money via donations and limited advertising using only a few advertising partners. Also, custom versions of Audacity have been created for third-party clients,  which helped us add new features to Audacity.

Money that comes in to the project helps us pay for some of the less fun development work, bandwidth, web hosting, development tools, and audio hardware. In the past we used funds from donations to purchase the Audacity trademark and to subsidize travel costs for Audacity people to meet up in person (such as AU14), and we hope to do more of this.

Other Ways to Contribute

Besides donating money, you can contribute your time by helping us with programming, testing, documentation, translations or by answering questions on the Audacity Forum. We have always welcomed users whose only contribution is simply using Audacity, giving us feedback on how to improve it and telling others about it. Thank you for supporting Audacity.