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Last updated June 28, 2016

51Beats FACTORY

Micro-scaled FACTORY to serve small independent labels and artists to print their short-run vinyl releases at affordable prices, fastly

51Beats FACTORY

Micro-scaled FACTORY to serve small independent labels and artists to print their short-run vinyl releases at affordable prices, fastly

€493
pledged of €9,900pledged of €9,900 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 28 2016 7:53 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 28, 2016

About

The OBJECTIVE is to set up a 'micro-scaled' FACTORY to serve individual artists and small independent labels to print their ‘short-run’ vinyl releases (max 100 pcs) at affordable prices within max 1 month from the payment. 

The recent years coming-back of vinyl releasing is good. BUT this is not extremely good for small-scaled independent labels. Manufacturers are still quite a few. The renewed interest of the “majors” in releasing vinyl means that the orders from small labels goes down on the priority list, keeping high prices but going into an endless waiting list. Not to mention the typically required minimum number of printed copies in order to keep a reasonable price per unit. “51Beats FACTORY” will serve exclusively individuals and small independent labels interested in placing order of max 100 copies of their work (min. 10 copies), guaranteeing a reasonable delivery-time.

Initially, the service will be available to release EPs, singles and promos. Production of full-length albums are foreseen in a second stage.

THE LONG-TIME RETURN: INDEPENDENT LABELS will get opportunities to produce and distribute their vinyl releases in an affordable way by keeping a reasonable end-product price and, IMPORTANTLY maintaining a short (max 1 month) delivery-time as required in the fast and ever-changing music panorama. We will charge the minimum production costs, in order to allow the small independent labels to be able to get some revenues following the selling of their short-run orders (max 100 copies).

By the end of 2016 the machine will be installed and from the beginning of 2017 we will start fabricating the vinyl for you !

Risks and challenges

DELIVERY TIME
The most challenging task is to guarantee the 1 month delivery of the (max) 100 vinyls once payment is received.
We plan to start the factory by buying one T-560 record cutter from Vinylrecorder. Vinyls have to be produced one-by-one. Being mainly focused on electronic music EPs, we can estimate an average of 10-12 min/side in a 12" (in order to guarantee high volume). We foresee about 50 working-hours to write 100 copies, or about 7 working days. Planning 3 days to finalize the mastering to ensure the best result on vinyl (in a constant interaction with the artist/label), plus 10 days (average) delivery, summing up to a TOTAL of about 20 working days thus assuring the 1 month delivery of the 100 vinyls. This is a challenging task that we are sure to be able to tackle with the enthusiasm and professionality of (already identified) 4 persons at 51beats label that will be actively involved in the project development.

YOU ARE NOT A PUBLISHER OR YOU DON’T HAVE ONE?
As you may be well aware, in order to print vinyls you must assure the manufacturer that you regularly paid the mechanical royalties to the rights holders. This is achieved by paying the required amount to the Collecting Rights Societies, in order to get the “printing-permission”. IN TROUBLE WITH THIS? 51beats, being registered as Publisher in the Collecting Rights Society circuit, will affordably manage this issue for you, also for Netlabels releasing with Creative Commons licences.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $12

    WHAT YOU WILL GET?

    The download code for the full mp3 version of the forthcoming “Gravity and Quantum Mechanics #2”.

    At 51beats Label, the 51st release will be special and available the first half of 2017. With YOUR CONTRIBUTION to the “51Beats FACTORY” project, you will receive the DOWNLOAD code for the forthcoming “Gravity and Quantum Mechanics #2” gem: the complete journey into the 51beats world, where the more contemplative and emotional compositions of the label fuses with his more dance-floor-oriented tracks, some of them previously unreleased.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    WHAT YOU WILL GET?

    Print your vinyl !

    Once the Factory will be started, you'll be asked to send us your tracks to realize your EPs, singles and promos (max 4 tracks).

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    WHAT YOU WILL GET?

    At 51beats Label, the 51st release will be special and available the first half of 2017. With YOUR CONTRIBUTION to the “51Beats FACTORY” project, you will receive the EXCLUSIVE and numbered double-vinyl version of the forthcoming “Gravity and Quantum Mechanics #2” gem: the complete journey into the 51beats world, where the more contemplative and emotional compositions of the label fuses with his more dance-floor-oriented tracks, some of them previously unreleased.

    You will have a copy for each 25€ (example: you give 100€? You get 4 copies)

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    Pledge €250 or more About $279

    LABEL PACKAGE: get 20 COPIES of your vinyl !

    Once the Factory will be started, you'll be asked to send us your tracks to fabricate your EPs, singles and promos (max 4 tracks) and we will realize 20 copies of your project !

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