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Independent Record Pressing (IRP) serves to sustainably manufacture the highest quality vinyl records with best-in-class customer service while providing fulfilling career paths for our team members. 

About Independent Record Pressing:

Independent Record Pressing (IRP) was founded in 2015 in Bordentown, NJ by Dave Hansen (Exceleration Music) and Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson & Darius Van Arman (Secretly Group) along with Red Light Management. 

Founded with the vision to support and press records for independent labels, IRP began with six vintage Hamilton Presses made in the late 70s/early 80s. We have since partnered with Viryltech and currently operate a total of nine new 12” presses, producing 140g-180g records.

IRP has proudly manufactured millions of records, including some of the most important and highly regarded albums in the world.

A small example of artists pressed at IRP include Bad Religion, Big Thief, Bon Iver, Brittany Howard, Decendents, Elliot Smith, Fela Kuti, Iron Maiden, J Dilla, Mavis Staples, Pharcyde, Phoebe Bridgers, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Ray Charles, The National, Tim McGraw, Tom Waits and many more.

Climate Neutral Certified:

In partnership with the nonprofit, The Climate Change Project, in 2023, IRP became a Climate Neutral Certified brand. Our commitment towards balancing our carbon footprint sees us joining a community that is working towards bettering the planet through consistent and positive business practices. 

Learn more here: https://www.changeclimate.org/brand/independent-record-pressing

💿 A2IM members get an exclusive discounts when they use IRP services. Get more information in the Special Offers section of the A2IM Info Hub. Log in here

Get in touch with IRP: [email protected]

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
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