September 26th, 2018
Universal Music Reviving Vinyls With Crowdfunding Service
Forget digital music files or streaming services: Vinyl is back. Well, it's re-emerging at least for fans of Universal Music's catalog of albums.
UVinyl — Universal Music's vinyl branch — is developing a "crowd-funded vinyl service" that will release limited-edition records of old "deleted" albums if there's enough demand. "The Vinyl Project" will re-press deleted and rare records into vinyl, and release them with digital downloads and personalized art prints.
This service is reportedly going to work with Kickstarter-style crowdfunding. Complete Music Update reports that among the records being considered for release already include The Jackson 5's "ABC," Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and Sonic Youth's "Goo."