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Associate Member Spotlight: Diggers Factory

As the vinyl market continues its growth, many labels and artists still face issues and hesitate before releasing vinyl records. Expensive products for their customers, huge production delays, no tool to forecast demand, overproduction that results in stock and money loss; there are many reasons to be fearful when it comes to producing records. This is exactly what we’re trying to change with Diggers Factory. Our aim is to offer a new way to produce and distribute your records without any risk.  Labels like Get Physical or Tru Thoughts already tried and support our initiative. Why not you?

Diggers Factory is a vinyl on demand network allowing artists and labels to produce records for free thanks to the community. Set the objective of pre-orders (the number of records you want to produce) and estimate instantly your benefits thanks to our integrated cost simulator.

With the simulator, you’ll know exactly the minimum price to sell your records and cover all the production costs. All you need to do is share the project with your community and gather enough pre-orders to launch production. We’ll take care of the rest.

No investment needed, no financial risk, 100% control over your intellectual property. You can create your tailor-made project and press your vinyl records exactly the way you want. DMM or lacquer? Gatefold? 7 or 12 inches? Colored vinyl? We can do everything thanks to our network of partners.

We offer many optional services like mastering, pressing, distribution and shipping and we work with 10 pressing plants (average production time with test pressing: 7 weeks), 10 mastering studios and more than 150 record shops worldwide.

Besides, you can choose among our partners or work with your own if you don’t need ours.

Here is some of our partners: Optimal Media, GZ Media, Juno records, HHV, Decks, Wordandsound, ColorSound studio.

Last, but not least, you’ll benefit from a personal counselling all along the project: from production to promotion!

Our clients include established brands and labels like Get Physical, Tru thoughts, Sziget, Infiné, Hermès, INA (French Audiovisual Institute), Animal Records...

Don’t wait any longer and join us to release your music on vinyl!

And if you don’t need the help of the community, direct pressing is available on demand here. On another note, we also launched a vinyl marketplace for individuals and professionals in order to sell your records easily: more info here

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.
For information about how to join our community, see here.