Christian Scott Bandcamp
In an effort to help independent artists fund their own vinyl releases, Bandcamp announced a new service facilitating crowdfunding the financing, production, and fulfillment of records.

As KQED reported, Bandcamp has partnered with Pirates Press, another East Bay-rooted venture, to create a new record pressing and distribution service for artists on the platform. Pressing albums to vinyl can be a costly, time-consuming burden for artists, but the partnership with Pirates Press promises to take care of the business end of the process: pressing, printing, exchanges/returns, and more(Bandcamp also recently opened a brick-and-mortar store/office in Oakland that sells choice LPs from their extensive catalog, too).

Already on offer are a few standout releases, like jazz trumpter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah‘s acclaimed Ancestral Recall, and Juliette Jade‘s Constellation. The service should be available to artists later this year.

Read Bandcamp’s full announcement here.

Partial reporting by JD Bray