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Selling Vinyl Records vs CDs for band recordings

Posted 2017-11-02T18:15:21.477Z (edited 2017-11-02T22:04:17.713Z) by Jeff E13,506
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What do you think about pressing vinyl records (and including a download card?) instead of CDs for a working band that is making most of it's sales at live shows. Do people want the record because it's a cool object and will probably never open it, instead listening to the download, and do most people actually put a CD into a CD player. 

Has anyone done both? How do the sales compare?



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Reply — Posted 2017-11-02T22:16:33.67Z
Steve M741
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I've done both, and it seems to me people are liking the vinyl plus download card option, but I've never had both at the same time so I can't say for sure. Here's an article on making your own records:

It doesn't address the CD vs Record sales head on, but it pretty interesting...

Real records are just cooler. 


Reply — Posted 2017-11-17T00:16:19.450Z
Jeff E13,506
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Probably a silly idea, but what about loading up cheap flash drives to sell at shows? I looked at disc makers, and they will pre load files onto flash drives. The don't mention at all using them inplace of CDs though. I think lots more people have flash drives than CD players...maybe the download card is just too cost effective.



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