The vinyl revival continues.

Pledge Music, a direct-to-fan platform that uses a crowd-funding model to finance releases, has announced its new Vinyl Vault arm to bring out albums on vinyl.

Offering fans the chance to pledge money towards bringing old records back into print or giving previously unreleased items a new lease on vinyl, the venture follows a similar model to Ninja Tune’s re-press site Beat Delete and Universal Music’s recently announced Uvinyl.

Vinyl Vault plans to offer items unavailable elsewhere, 7″ singles that haven’t been available since they were first released, test pressings, artwork proofs and other fan-requested specialties. Each campaign will also be tied to a charity, with a part of the money raised through each campaign then donated to a worthy cause. [via The Vinyl Factory]

Online retailer Amazon recently announced that sales of vinyl albums were up 100% from last year, and revealed the top best-selling records over that period.



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