So, we would *really* like to release our debut album on vinyl. However, it's an expensive process, and not one we can readily afford at this point. If you're interested in getting our album on vinyl, we'd love to have your opinion on the options below.
Recently, two services offering vinyl records at no up front cost have appeared on our radar. The first, QRATES, operates on a kickstarter like basis: we'd set up a preorder page for a run of 100 copies at about $20 each, and if we sell all 100 within a pre-order period, the album is pressed. If we didn't reach our goal, all orders would be refunded.
The second option, Mr. Vinyl's, does individual lathe cuts on demand meaning we wouldn't have to sell 100 albums. However, the cost per record is significantly higher (potentially as much as $50, with discounts if we reach 30+ sales during a month-long preorder period).
We could also just straight-up use Kickstarter, and independently have the album pressed with the company of our choosing. This would give us the most control (and potentially highest quality product) as well as the potential for stretch goals.
It basically boils down to how much interest there is in us doing this. Please let us know!