Is a Vinyl Album the Best Medium for Music?

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If you’re an artist, you’re probably constantly thinking about ways to get your music out there and to share it with more people. One of the biggest considerations nowadays, is what formats you’ll have your music available in. Some artists decide to just keep their music online, showcasing it directly on their own website, or through Spotify, while others still choose to get CDs or Vinyls made. There are numerous reasons why you might consider having your music pressed to vinyl, but before you get started you’ll want to weigh up whether a vinyl album is the best medium for music. If you’re interested in learning more about custom record pressing, keep reading to learn more.

1. Sound Quality
The sound quality of a vinyl album is hands down some of the best. Due to the pressing process, more of the music details are left in tack, allowing you to feel like you’re almost experiencing the music live. For a music fan, there’s really nothing better except from hearing it yourself in person. But there’s so much more to vinyl than just the sound quality- the entire listening experience is enriched. You take the music out of the sleeve, line it up on your record player and after a bit of crackling the music begins. Many music lovers out there love building up their record collection, allowing themselves to keep their favorite songs in a special collection. Your biggest fans may want the opportunity to have this experience with your music.

2. It Seems More Legitimate
The barrier to producing a song and releasing it on vinyl is so much more than just uploading some music online, which can help you seem more legitimate to your fans. It’s also a great way to showcase your branding, as you can choose a custom image with your logo or a picture of yourself. Because vinyl is such a special experience, along with selling your records, you can also use them as a special giveaway to help market yourself better.

3. It May Be More Affordable Than You Think
One of the biggest limitations of doing vinyl is the cost – it is obviously much more expensive than simply uploading a digital file. You can cut down the vinyl pressing cost by ordering more copies, which will make the average price per vinyl more affordable. Technology has made it easier than ever to print vinyl, and you might be surprised to learn that you can get copies pressed for as little as $3 a piece. When you consider how amazing the sound quality is, how long the vinyl will last, and the ability to provide your fans with a premium listening experience, it seems like a no brainer that vinyl is a great choice. There are other factors which will go into the price of your vinyl, including the thickness of vinyl that you choose – the thicker the more expensive, but the less prone to warping – and the type of sleeve you choose. The good news is there are plenty of options to suit every budget and order amount.

I think you’ll be hard pressed to find any music lover who doesn’t admit vinyl is a very special medium for music. If you’re considering getting your music pressed, I’m sure that it will be such a special process for you that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. Thankfully there are options now that make it more affordable than ever, ensuring that it’s an easy process and the cost barriers are low.