Forbes Take: Best Vinyl Subscription Service
Forbes has a great article on the best vinyl subscription service and they faithfully run through the list of greats. Unsurprisingly, Feedbands is ranked number one because of their low cost, quality of music, and the fact that they are crowdsourced curated. They cover Feedbands, Flying Vinyl, Trax and Wax, Vinyl Me Please, VNYL, and Vinyl Moon.
The articles was written by Hugh McinTyre. He’s based in New York and covers the music industry and tech. His byline has appeared in The Huffington Post, Billboard, Mashable, Noisey, The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, BlackBook, LinkedIn, and various other magazines and blogs around the world.
Vinyl subscription services are numerous these days, but they are not all the same. Services like VNYL and Vinyl Me Please offer to send you artists that are already world famous, whilst services like Feedbands send you limited first pressings from top-voted independent artists who are not yet famous. And still other services like Vinyl Moon send you mix tape vinyl records and Trax On Wax is perfect for the DJ / dance party enthusiast in your life who’s spinning at dance parties. Flying Vinyl has an interesting model in that they only do singles, and they serve the UK primarily, which is great for UK based vinyl collectors.
Some may argue that Forbes is not the best place to get music advice. But their reviews are accurate and succinct. They portray the pros and cons of the respective services and their pros and cons.
Feedbands coming in at number one
It’s not surprising to us that Forbes chose Feedbands as the best vinyl subscription service. Their crowdsourced streaming of independent music and voting ensures that great artists are getting pressed and that these pressings actually impact the careers of the artists. Most of the other services send you artists that are already name-brand.