Do you find that producing vinyl records is expensive and complicated to set up?
Diggers Factory is an on-demand vinyl network that allows artists and labels to produce records for free, thanks to the music community. There is no investment needed, no financial risk and you’ll have 100% control over your intellectual property!
Here’s how Diggers Factory can help make your vinyl dreams a reality, without having to dish out the big bucks.
Create your own tailor-made project.
Diggers Factory gives you the ability to create your vinyl record exactly the way you want. They offer a fully personalized solution; the list of options is almost infinite! Here’s a short overview, just to name a few:
- Simple, double, or triple record
- DMM or Lacque cutting
- EP, LP / 7”, 10”, 12” formats / 33 or 45 RPM
- Customizable weight (standard 140g or 180g and more if needed)
- Sleeve type (color, black & white, discobag, double gatefold, triple gatefold)
- Inner sleeve (black, white or none if you prefer)
- Record color (black, white, blue, red, orange…)
Remember that you won’t need to spend anything in order to launch the project and share it with your community.
Set your sales objectives and estimate the production costs.
Setting your sales objective (starting at 50 copies) is an essential part of the project– setting it too high or too low can jeopardize the whole campaign. The best way to estimate your objectives is to carefully monitor your fanbase, community and network. The number of Facebook fans you have is often the best indicator, and of course, Diggers Factory will be happy to advise you on this matter if necessary.
Set the campaign duration.
Estimate the best time-frame to promote your project.
Your pre-order campaign can last between 20 and 60 days, depending on your project needs.
Choose among their partners.
Thanks to a solid worldwide network of partners, Diggers Factory offer optional services like mastering, physical distribution and worldwide shipping. Choose among their partners or work with your own if you prefer, it’s up to you! Diggers Factory works with 10 factories worldwide, 10 mastering studios and more than 300 records shops.
Set the vinyl price and generate revenue.
Setting an appropriate vinyl pre-order price is one of the most important steps. You can use the costs and benefit simulator all along the process; your choices and the sales objectives you set will automatically be taken into account and adjusted as soon as you make a change. Don’t hesitate to try different combinations in order to get the best results.
According to your options, the number of tracks and the sales objectives, Diggers Factory will try to define the most suitable price–one that is both affordable for your fans and profitable for you. Should you have any doubts, they will be there to help you.
Please note that Diggers Factory’s commission represents 15% of the sales. For instance, selling 100 copies at $15 will result in a $225 commission. This commission is automatically integrated and adjusted in the costs and benefit simulator.
Means of Payment
As soon as the campaign is launched, pre-orders can be placed on the website via PayPal and Stripe.
No extra fees are applied and they don’t keep any banking information on their website. Besides, Diggers Factory doesn’t receive anything before the project reaches its objective.
At the end of the campaign, Diggers Factory will transfer your profit to your bank account. In case the project doesn’t reach its objective, each participant will get a refund.
Remain the sole owner of your work.
Artists keep 100% control over their intellectual property rights. Diggers Factory is only an intermediary between you, professionals of the industry and your fans.
Last, but not least, you’ll benefit from personal counseling all along the project: from production to promotion!
So the idea is simple: support your amazing projects and help them go on vinyl, thanks to the community. Whether it’s your first issue of a record or a reissue, Diggers Factory will showcase and promote the music on their platform in order to make it happen!
Check out Diggers Factory here and get ready to produce your vinyl in a cheap and effective way!