Elton John, Quincy Jones, George Clinton Among Curators of New Experience Vinyl Subscription Service
Vinyl is making a strong comeback as Experience Vinyl brings the curation experience from some of music's greatest legends to your mailbox for only $30 per month.This article originally appeared on Billboard
Experience Vinyl, a new vinyl record subscription service, today announced its April launch and the initial slate of artist-curators, including Elton John, George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Talib Kweli and Sean Lennon. Subscribers to the new service will receive one of the artist's favorite albums (not their own album) along with personalized commentary, the artist's top ten albums list, access to the Experience Vinyl store and various rewards.
Subscribers will pay under $30 a month, depending on the term of subscription which can run annual, trimonthly, or month-to- month. A portion of the sales wil go to the artist’s charity of choice. The service's first curator, Elton John, has directed a portion of his sales be donated to The Elton John AIDS Foundation.
The genesis of Experience Vinyl came from founder Brad Hammonds' 2014 blog Desert Albums where musicians such as guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Color) and Regina Carter answered one question: If you you could only listen to 10 albums for the rest of your life, which ones would you pick? Experience Vinyl, which also includes Hammonds' business partner Jake Fishbein, takes the artists’ answers and delivers it to the subscriber’s door.