In 2019, Bandcamp launched a new service that allowed artists to sell vinyl through an internal press service. Crowdfunding campaigns based on customer orders allowed artists to sell vinyl made and shipped by Bandcamp. Today the company announced that its vinyl press service, which has been tested on a limited scale for a handful of artists, is expanding and offering more artists.
The company contacted 10,000 artists today to invite them to participate in the program and plan to offer the vinyl press option to more artists during 2021. The Vinyl Press Initiative is offered alongside monthly Bandcamp Fridays, where artists make more money, as Bandcamp waives the cut of sales for the first Friday of each month through May 2021.
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