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FairSound: Your Gateway to Fan-Funded Vinyl Pressing

Photograph of the blog post author, Annika Hope

Annika Hope


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In the bustling world of music, finding innovative ways to connect with fans while managing costs can be a daunting task for artists. Enter FairSound, a vinyl pressing company that’s revolutionizing the music industry by offering fan-funded vinyl pressing services. 

FairSound is committed to empowering musicians while delivering high-quality vinyl records to music lovers worldwide – and Music Gateway is thrilled to be partnering with the Middlesborough-based company.

The Genesis of FairSound

FairSound’s journey began with a vision to bridge the gap between musicians and their fans. FairSound is the sister company to renowned pressing service Press On Vinyl – a “manufacturing service that empowers labels and artists to capitalise on the significant growth in vinyl sales across the UK music industry, whilst keeping production UK-based and focussed on sustainability targets.”

FairSound quickly gained traction among artists seeking an alternative approach to funding vinyl pressing. With a commitment to fairness, sustainability, and creativity, FairSound has become a trusted ally for musicians worldwide.

FairSound emerged from a desire to champion grassroots artists and provide a solution to the financial hurdles associated with vinyl orders, providing an accessible avenue for both artists and labels. On a wider level, it empowers fans to directly contribute to the creation of records, fostering a symbiotic relationship between creators and their audience.

FairSound’s Fan-Funded Vinyl Pressing

At the heart of FairSound’s offerings lies its fan-funded vinyl pressing services. Unlike traditional pressing methods that require hefty upfront costs, they empower artists by allowing them to leverage their fan base to bring their vinyl projects to life. Here’s how it works:

No Upfront Costs

With FairSound, artists can kickstart their vinyl pressing journey without breaking the bank. There are no upfront costs involved, alleviating financial burdens and allowing artists to focus on their craft.

Minimum Order of 100 Units 

FairSound sets the order bar low, with a minimum requirement of just 100 units. This accessible threshold makes vinyl pressing achievable for artists of all sizes, from emerging talents to established names in the music industry.

Fan-Powered Pre-Sales 

The beauty of FairSound’s model lies in its simplicity. Artists need only secure 100 pre-sale orders from their fan base to initiate the pressing process. This fan-powered approach not only funds the project but also gauges interest and ensures a ready audience upon release.

Benefits for Musicians

FairSound’s fan-funded vinyl pressing services offer a myriad of benefits for musicians:

Ideal for Live Performers

For musicians who thrive on live performances, vinyl records serve as tangible mementos for fans to take home. With the fan-funded model, artists can seamlessly integrate vinyl pressing into their merch lineup, enhancing the concert experience and boosting revenue streams.

Catering to Superfans

Every artist has a dedicated following of superfans who crave exclusive experiences. FairSound enables artists to cater to this niche audience by offering limited-edition vinyl releases funded by their most devoted supporters. These can be personally signed, increasing the value to fans and are ideal to use in promotional giveaways.

Innovative Marketing Tool 

In an era dominated by digital noise, vinyl records offer a refreshing way for artists to stand out. By tapping into FairSound’s fan-funded services, musicians can leverage vinyl releases as a marketing tool, attracting new fans and captivating existing ones with a tangible piece of their artistry.

Closing Thoughts on FairSound

In a world where music and technology intersect, FairSound stands as a beacon of innovation and inclusivity. By putting the power in the hands of artists and their fans, FairSound is reshaping the landscape of vinyl pressing one record at a time. 

Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a budding talent, FairSound invites you to join the vinyl revolution and bring your music to life in the most authentic way possible. Let your fans fuel your journey with FairSound – where creativity knows no bounds.


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