Collect pre-orders from fans and stores and press the right amount of records.
Using QRATES, artists and labels can collect pre-orders from fans and fund their pressing cost before actually pressing the vinyl. We call this a 'Funding Project'. The pressing starts once the desired amount of pre-orders is collected.
Based on Order pressing.
Using the "Funding Project", your vinyl can be pressed with the exact amount of orders. To start the project, just build and customize your artist page, design your vinyl, and enter the necessary information to launch your project page. There is no sign up fee! Alongside our unique vinyl simulation tool, you can promote your vinyl with digital streaming, download and more to boost your orders.
Press your vinyl from 100 copies.
From cutting and pressing vinyl to printing sleeves and labels, our partnerships enable us to offer a professional and high-quality service for your releases.
Flexible funding periods.
The funding period can be set from 30 days to unlimited. If unlimited, your project will not finish until it collects all of the pre-orders.
Powerful promotion integrated with digital content.
Alongside digital streaming and album pre-sales, you can plan your own promotion strategy by offering free download tracks and bonus tracks to fans who purchase or pre-order your vinyl. We also offer useful statistics about track plays, page visits and more.
- Generate profit with your music.As soon as your funding project has succeeded, you can receive your profits after the pressing costs and a small QRATES handling fee of 15% has been taken out.
- You can self-purchase copies of your vinyl during the funding period.QRATES offers a 'Self Purchase' function which enables you to purchase copies of your record at the pressing cost price. You may need some extra copies to sell at your events or in local stores, also if your funding project is reaching it's end date and still needs a few more pre-orders, you can self-purchase these copies to make the project succeed.
- Add value to your vinyl project by selling it with merchandise.You can customize your vinyl project at QRATES e.g. sell your vinyl with merchandise or concert tickets, offer limited collector editions to your fans, and give them bonus incentives when they pre-order your vinyl.
- QRATES 3D Vinyl SimulatorOne of the greatest features of QRATES is our 3D vinyl simulator. Before pressing your vinyl, you can simulate how it will look like and even share this simulation with fans.