Monday 15 July 2013, 10:52 | By

Universal developing deleted vinyl crowdfunding site

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So, seemingly Ninja Tune was onto something when it launched a crowdfunding site to raise money for represses of out-of-print vinyl on indie labels, as Universal has announced it’s now launching a similar service for its own catalogue.

The service will be operated under Universal’s vinyl-focussed Uvinyl website. Repressed records will also come with downloads and “personalised art prints”. Releases currently being considered for being made available to funders include ‘ABC’ by The Jackson 5, Sonic Youth’s ‘Goo’, Björk’s ‘Biophilia’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ by Elton John, ‘His N Hers’ by Pulp, ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard, Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’, and Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ performance.

You can register your interest here.

UPDATE 17 Jul: Universal has been in touch to say that Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ and Sonic Youth’s ‘Goo’ won’t actually be included in the crowdfunding scheme after all. More information on that here.

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