Bandcamp To Offer New Vinyl Pressing Service

Bandcamp is offering a new service that will help musicians to crowdfund vinyl releases. Once a minimum goal order is met, Bandcamp will begin pressing and packaging the records, and will ship them to fans who have placed orders. The service will launch for all artists and labels later this year.

The new service is an advantage to independent artists, considering the cost and time that goes into a vinyl pressing. Artists will maintain total control of the record’s design and price, and Bandcamp will have no ownership in the record.

Nielsen’s 2018 Year-End report noted that vinyl sales were up eight percent to $419 million last year, the highest level since 1988. Bandcamp revealed that vinyl sales on their site have risen 600 percent in the past five years, with approximately 3,500 vinyl albums added every month.

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