The meteoric resurgence in demand for vinyl has been great for the music industry. For bands and labels starting out though, it’s often far too expensive to get anything pressed.
Vinyl subscription service Hurd knows how difficult it is, so has launched a new competition to celebrate Record Store Day that will give one artist the chance to have a limited edition coloured 7″ vinyl printed.
The competition is open to any unsigned UK artist, with no restrictions on genre. To enter, you simply have to head to the Hurd website before the 14th April. There is however a £10 entry fee, which will hopefully be heading towards the end pressing.
The entries will be narrowed down to 10 by Hurd’s expert panel. These acts will then go head-to-head in a public vote to decide who wins.
Gabriella Barrett, music junky and founder of Hurd says: “Record Store Day seemed a great way of encouraging new artists to think about their music in a record format and provide them with the opportunity to achieve this. By opening it up to the public vote we are also giving our members the chance to listen to an even wider selection of new music and have a say in the types of artists featured as part of our record club. It is an exciting competition and we expect to hear a lot of good music as part of it.”
The finished vinyl will also be included in Hurd’s July record club, alongside some specially selected beers and ciders.
Head over to the Hurd website to enter, and listen to their artist of the month, Starling, below: