Its no secret heavy music lovers LOVE their vinyl records and are willing to dish out much of their hard earned money to purchase/collect as many variants as physically possible (I’ve got about 11 Beartooth vinyl releases to date, still not a complete set) and now the folks over at Bandcamp have seen the rise in support for vinyl and are going to jump on releasing vinyl for bands!
The site is launching a new service that streamlines the financing, production, and fulfillment of vinyl records. With no up-front investment, they say bands can create a vinyl campaign and start taking orders almost immediately. Reach their minimum goal, and they press the records and ship them to fans.
In a statement they revealed:
Today, we’re offering a first glimpse of an initiative from Bandcamp that aims to address these challenges. Our new vinyl pressing service streamlines the financing, production, and fulfillment of vinyl records. With no up-front investment, an artist or label can create a vinyl campaign and start taking orders almost immediately. Once they reach their minimum goal, we press their records and ship them to their fans.
The new service eliminates risk, since fans’ orders finance the pressing, rather than the artist or label. It eliminates hassle, since we press the records, print the packaging, and ship to fans (and fulfill digital too). It offers complete control, with the design and pricing up to the artist, and Bandcamp taking no ownership of the record. And it produces a quality result: our manufacturing partner has over 60 years experience pressing vinyl, so the records look, and sound, great.
The Bandcamp vinyl service will open to all artists and labels later this year
What do you reckon? Smart move for the service and would you be up for jumping in?
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