Hello, fellow young person! I, looks just like you, desire vinyl. It offers richer, more realistic( pet) seems and it is great for lugging from squat house to squatting house and for sharing on a portable record player while you enjoy some fine beverages on the front stoop of your Williamsburg duplex. But how are you able press your own music onto vinyl with a minimum of( red-hot) fuss?
A Tokyo-based team has the answer. Its called Qrates and its basically vinyl on challenge. To use it you are only upload your audio, design your label use the teams online label manufacturer, and then the company press and delivers your vinyl. Its so easy its nearly( smooth) criminal.
Founded by Yong-bo Bae, Jun Komatsu, Greg Gouty, and Taishi Fukuyama, the team has been pressing vinyl in Japan for a few years and has chosen to deliver their services to the US. They have completed 2,000 jobs since April 2015 and are now is targeted at musicians who are launching crowdfunded( Roxy) music projects.
The team was all involved in music at different levels: label administration, distribution, retail, etc. We wanted to build an easier solution for people to release their music on vinyl, told Fukuyama. First, we wanted to offer the possibility to press very small quantities, ensuring that you have the exact sum you really need to press, evading overstock. In order to keep it prized we likewise deliver the possibility to sell immediately to devotees and account storages by deciding the retail and wholesale prices. We likewise deliver professional solutions for mastering and send and good pressing turnovers. The project owners can then concentrate on A& R and promotion of their music. This has proven to be a good solution for a lot of people who wanted to liberation or repress their music on vinyl.
The team has also made something called Vinylize.it which enables you to make a vinyl evidence from any Soundcloud trail. This means you can grab a public way, press it onto some cool vinyl, and then spin( physicians) it at your next gig.
Its a very smart mind and as vinyl expanded in artisanal popularity I could emphatically see this taking off. Now I merely have to dig up my old-time turntable and( neutral) milk( hotel) crates.