Bandcamp has significantly expanded its vinyl pressing service for artists.
Launched in 2019, the system allows bands, composers, producers and labels to crowdfund and pay the platform to press stock, which is then shipped to individual customers.
Originally limited to small trials, this week Bandcamp contacted a further 10,000 artists to offer them the service, with those numbers expected to increase throughout 2021.
After dozens of successful pilot campaigns and thousands of records shipped, we’re now opening our vinyl pressing service to the wider Bandcamp community. Details here:https://t.co/ZoAShpbJ5S
— bandcamp (@Bandcamp) January 14, 2021
The vinyl pressing service runs alongside Bandcamp Fridays, the monthly fee-free sales initiative introduced in the pandemic that helped the website pay some $40million to musicians and imprints last year.
In November, Bandcamp launched its own live streaming platform for gigs and events.