Vinylize Your Music

Get your music on vinyl and into the hands of your fans worldwide.

What can I do with Qrates?

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Fast, high quality records from 100 copies

Music on Qrates is pressed with the highest quality standards by global industry leading manufacturers such as GZ Media and more. Start pressing from 100 copies with a global turnaround delivery time from 8~10 weeks.

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Press, Sell and Ship in one stop

Manage the entire lifecycle of your vinyl release from commerce, manufacturing and fulfillment all within Qrates.

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More options for your release on Qrates

Artists have 2 options when publishing a project on Qrates; start collecting pledges from backers without any financial commitment upfront with a “Crowdfunding” project, or pre-purchase your vinyl pressing upfront and start pre-orders right away. The choice is yours.

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Your own personal record store

Launching a project on Qrates is like having your own personal record store. Customize its look with video, graphics and color templates to make it your own.

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Distribution to stores worldwide

Set your own wholesale price and your record will be made available to our network of 100+ retail stores worldwide through our Store Delivery distribution program.

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The best of the digital world

Add a digital bonus track just for backers, sell the digital version or add them as a part of your vinyl release. With Qrates, you have the convenience and flexibility of the digital world too.

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Multiple currency support

Launch your project in one of four currencies (USD, EURO, GBP or JPY) currently supported by Qrates.

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Store your records with Qrates

Records pressed with Qrates, whether it be inventory or new additional reissues, can be stored in our warehouse and sold separately without a project finish date outside of your pre-order or crowdfunding project.

Select Your Project Type

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Bring your vinyl records to
life with your fans and our vinyl community

Crowdfunding on Qrates is a revolutionary way to release music on vinyl without the traditional upfront financial commitments, or fulfillment hassles.

How it works

Set up a project

  • Create your vinyl pressing order.
  • Select your goal quantity.
  • Set up your project page for your backers.
  • Opt-in to Store Delivery distribution.
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Launch a crowdfunding project

  • Start taking pledges for your vinyl.
  • Store Delivery store buyers pre-order your record.
  • Add additional records for inventory storage.
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Complete crowdfunding project

  • Submit vinyl ready audio and artwork for production.
  • Turnaround time is approximately 8~10 weeks.
  • Approve test presses (additional 2 weeks).

Ship vinyl to backers

  • Backers and stores receive their records.
  • Additional inventory is moved to Qrates Storage.

Start selling on Qrates

  • Inventory in Qrates Storage can be made available on Qrates and shipped to any designated address anytime.
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Assure your fans a vinyl by taking pre-orders of your record.

Start taking pre-orders while your record is pressing and launch your record on your release date.
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How it works

Order your vinyl pressing

  • Create your vinyl pressing order.
  • Set your pre-order and retail price and quantities.
  • Set up your project page for pre-order.
  • Complete payment by project publish date.
  • Opt-in to Store Delivery distribution.
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Start taking pre-orders

  • Launch your project page and take pre-orders.
  • Store Delivery store buyers pre-order your record.
  • Submit vinyl ready audio and artwork for production and start vinyl pressing.

Complete vinyl pressing

  • Once your vinyl is pressed and in storage, you can launch your record for retail sales, separate from your pre-order period.

Ship vinyl to customers and stores.

  • Pre-order customers and stores receive their records.
  • Additional inventory is moved to Qrates Storage.

Start retail release sales

  • Inventory in Qrates Storage can be made available on Qrates and shipped to any designated address anytime.
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Straight up, no fuss,
high quality vinyl pressing.

Order your vinyl pressing without publishing a crowdfunding or press & sell project on Qrates. Records are shipped to 1 locations from your storage.

How it works

Order your vinyl pressing

  • Select pressing quantity.
  • Vinyl size, color, weight, and packaging details.

Select shipping destination

  • Select either 1 bulk shipment or individual shipping of records from one of our global fulfillment centers located in the UK and US.

Prepare pressing assets

  • Submit your production ready audio and printing assets to prepare vinyl pressing.
  • Check out our FAQ for templates.
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Approve test presses

  • Checking vinyl pressing with a test press is recommended.

Receive vinyl

  • Vinyl is shipped to designated address(es).
  • Approximate turnaround time is 8~10 weeks.

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