The VNYL records subscription service launches via Kickstarter
VNYL, the Netflix of vinyl records, is about to launch that gives vinyl lovers a chance to “find great stuff to listen to without having to spend hours bin diving at your local record store.”
The program, backed by a Kickerstarter campaign, costs $15 per month in which staff will hand curate three LPs based on your “vibes” and then ship them to your door. Once you’re finished listening to them, you can return them with the pre-paid shipping sleeves included or keep any or all for $8 to $12 each. Once the company receives your returned LPs, three more will ship.
“We believe that the sound of vinyl can’t be replicated by streaming, downloads, or CDs,” company founder Nick Alt states. “It’s special, it’s analog, it’s different, real, and tangible. We believe in promoting vinyl in the best way we know how – by curating simple packages that you can vibe with.”
A more unique aspect to the subscription service is that listeners are asked to share their thoughts and memories from each of their records on the white paper sleeves that are included so the “memories you share continue on vinyl’s analog journey from listener to listener.”
The first wave of shipments launches in February.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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