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A new way to discover and share a warmer listening experience. Follow the analog journey of each album from listener to listener.
A new way to discover and share a warmer listening experience. Follow the analog journey of each album from listener to listener.
A new way to discover and share a warmer listening experience. Follow the analog journey of each album from listener to listener.
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VNYL : hand-curated vinyl records delivered to your door

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Devoted to the discovery and sharing of vinyl

There's something inherently special about vinyl records.  It's a tangible experience. The beautiful 12" artwork, the uniquely warm sound, and the rich feeling of analog.

We believe every piece of vinyl tells a unique story — a record of where it has been and where it may go. Secondhand vinyl is a long-loved tradition from the worn edges of the cardboard sleeve to the distinctly rich tones. It’s a narrative that tells of someone who loved records and understood their timeless value. We believe this story should continue its journey to you and to a community of vinyl lovers.

We want to bring the experience of hand-curated music right to your door.  So we've come up with VNYL.  A new service devoted to the discovery and sharing of vinyl. 

The analog journey of a record from user to user.  A community of the curious, the believers, those that believe there's something magical about a piece of wax imprinted with music.

We believe that the sound of vinyl can’t be replicated by streaming, downloads, or CDs.  It’s special, it’s analog, it’s different, real, and tangible.  We believe in promoting vinyl in the best way we know how - by curating simple packages that you can vibe with.

How It Works

We ask you what "vibes" you’re into — maybe it’s for a #dinnerparty, #gamenight, or just a cozy #rainyday.  Then we hand-curate 3 LPs and ship them your way.  Humans at the helm. No algorithms or maxing out your data plan. Just creating the easiest way for you to find great stuff to listen to without having to spend hours bin diving at your local record store.

Spend all the time you want listening to music as (we feel) music was intended to be experienced. 

Once you’ve enjoyed listening to your records thoroughly, you can send them back (return shipping is on us) or you can decide to keep them for as low as $12 each.

Share your thoughts and memories from the records on our paper sleeve insert. The memories you share continue on vinyl’s analog journey from listener to listener.

Pick. Play. Repeat. (just to recap)

  • VNYL hand-curates 3 albums each shipment based on what you're into.
  • Each shipment containing 3 LPs arrives via USPS.
  • First shipment contains instructions on how to setup your VNYL account.
  • Listen for as long as you like.
  • When done, return the vinyl in our pre-paid shipping sleeves... 
  • OR keep the ones you love (we charge you around $12 each).
  • We ship out 3 more LPs after we receive the return shipment.
  • Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  We want you to love VNYL: email [at] vnyl [dot] org.

What’s the Backer Money For

  • Packaging
  • Shipping to and from VNYL
  • Small garage to pack and ship from

Timeline

We plan to get you your first shipment of vinyl in February 2015.

Find Us Online

http://vnyl.org

Twitter: @getvnyl and @nickalt

Instagram: http://instagram.com/getvnyl

Tumblr: http://vnylblog.tumblr.com

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/vnyl and http://vimeo.com/nickalt/vnyl 

Risks and challenges

What keeps us up at night is curating amazing "vibes" for everyone who backs our project. It could get challenging for the 4 main aficionados we have. That's why we're enlisting help from some cool record store folks who think this experiment has tons of merit.

We think because the project is uniquely "analog" and non-techie, it removes a lot of the barriers to potentially hitting issues with our backers.

We'll be super bummed if records break in transit, but we think we've picked some quality packaging to avoid that pitfall.

This curated approach may not be for everyone, but we think there's quite a few people with turntables yet little access to quality record stores offering vinyl at reasonable prices.

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    • Access to the supporter videos
    • Killer smartphone wallpapers to tout your love of vinyl

    And our sincerest thanks for your support!

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    • Unlimited shipments of VNYL for 6 months
    • 3 hand-curated LPs per shipment

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    • Unlimited shipments of VNYL for you and a friend (up to two addresses)
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    VNYL VIP Launch/Listening Party (in Los Angeles)

    Join us for a listening/launch party for VNYL with a major new record release from, uh, wait! We can't tell you who it's for, but he/she/they'll be here and we promise it's going to be epic. We'll play the album, on vinyl, in it's entirety and do a short Q&A session with the artist.

    Also includes a 1 Year VNYL membership and all the other perks.

    This is taking place in Los Angeles in March. Travel and lodging not provided for out of towners.

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    The turntable reward tier
    VNYL + TURNTABLE

    In need of a gorgeous and great sounding turntable to go with your vinyl? We'll give you an Orbit Basic from U-Turn Audio and 3 months of VNYL. Only 5 spots available.

    • 3 months of VNYL (vnyl.org)
    • U-Turn Orbit Basic Turntable (you pick color)

    Includes free shipping of turntable (US-only)
    More on the Orbit Basic at uturnaudio.com/turntables

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    VNYL + TURNTABLE

    In need of a gorgeous and great sounding turntable to go with your vinyl? We'll give you an Orbit Basic turntable and unlimited shipments of VNYL. Only 5 spots available.

    • 1 Year of VNYL (vnyl.org)
    • U-Turn Orbit Basic Turntable (you pick color)

    Includes free shipping of turntable (US-only)
    More on Orbit Basic at uturnaudio.com/turntables

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    The turntable reward tier
    VNYL + TURNTABLE

    In need of a gorgeous and great sounding turntable to go with your vinyl? We'll give you an Orbit Plus from U-Turn Audio and 3 months of VNYL. Only 5 spots available.

    • 3 Months of VNYL (vnyl.org)
    • 1 U-Turn Orbit PLUS Turntable (you pick color)

    Includes free shipping of turntable (US-only)
    More on Orbit Plus at uturnaudio.com/turntables

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    The turntable reward tier
    VNYL + TURNTABLE

    In need of a gorgeous and great sounding turntable to go with your vinyl? We'll give you an Orbit Plus turntable and unlimited shipments of VNYL. Only 5 spots available.

    • 1 Year of VNYL (vnyl.org)
    • 1 U-Turn Orbit PLUS turntable (you pick color)

    Includes free shipping of turntable (US-only)
    More on Orbit Plus at uturnaudio.com/turntables

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    Artist/Band VNYL Distribution Package

    VNYL Mastering, Pressing and Distro

    We master and press 1000 vinyl copies of your latest project and ship it to all of our backers. We'll ship you the remainder for your own merch purposes.

    Shoot us a note and we'll help sort out the details.

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Funding period

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