No upfront costs and no-over ordering: we press the number of records you sell, and ship them straight to your backers.
Know how many records you'd like to press, but want to lower your upfront costs? Launch a pre-order project.
Get your record pressed and shipped in less than 10 weeks with our press only service.
↳ No risk, no waste
↳ No upfront costs, ever
↳ Perfect for your first vinyl release
↳ Keep 85% of your net revenue
↳ Get paid as soon as your project ships
↳ Great for limited editions
↳ Know your upfront costs
↳ Take orders from your own platform
↳ Great for established artists
Everything You Need To Focus On The Music
The Vinyl Studio
A Home for Your Music
Start a new project with our award-winning Vinyl Studio. Featuring over 12,000 customisation options and a built-in dynamic profit calculator, you’ll know exactly what you record will look like, and how much you’ll earn, right from the start.
Whether it’s 100 or 5,000 records, a limited release or a first-time project. Qrates has a sales model that suits you. No risk, and no over-ordering—we only press what you sell.
Get your music into the hands of a
community of serious listeners. Publish
and sell on Qrates and tap directly into
our retail distribution network - where you can keep up to 90% of the revenue.
Store your records at Qrates and ship from either the UK or US. Manage your inventory through your project dashboard to sell, ship, and repress at any time.
We pack and deliver worldwide in less
than 10 weeks from when your project
is complete. Shipping to you, stores, or
straight to your fans.
Independent—but not alone. Our team
is ready on standby to help you every
step of the way to ensure your project
Hear It From The Artists Who Use Qrates
Manager, 11e1ven Group
Artist, All India Radio
"Housing and shipping is a huge inconvenience that you guys have solved."
"I just love the way it works with you guys. I absolutely love the way the records are packaged."
What happens to the extra 100 records?
These are not the times to be going to the post office and shipping out records yourself. You can use either our UK or US warehouse for free and keep selling your records on Qrates. Your record will be made available to the entire Qrates community.
Can I launch a pre-order instead of a crowdfunding project?
Sure thing. We'll honor our 100 free records and store them in either our UK or US warehouse for free so you can keep selling them to our global vinyl community. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can sort you out.
Do I need to publish a project on Qrates in order to get the free 100 records?
Yes, we'll be promoting your project to our global vinyl community. Press Only projects are not eligible for this campaign.
When will this promotion end?
We want to support as many artists as we can during these challenging times. We have extended this promotion until June 30th, 2020.
What if I have an ongoing or recently just finished a crowdfunding project?
We will press the extra 100 records as long as your project has not started pressing on a request basis. Please contact us through your project dashboard. *Please note the pressing process will begin once you have submitted all the required files for your project.
This Campaign shall be applicable to Crowdfunding projects that fulfill the following conditions:
Any participating projects must publish their project page during the campaign period.
This campaign offer may not be combined with any other offers.
All participating projects will be responsible for any shipping fees when they move their stock from Qrates storage to another address. For example, when project page owners use the send vinyl feature (for selling their stock on sites other Qrates website for instance), they will be charged the shipping fee from Qrates Storage to their shipping destination.
*The offer of free Qrates Storage is temporary and is subject to change without notice.
*Please also note that if you don’t publish your project by the end of the campaign, the campaign option will be automatically removed without notice