'Earlier this year we began toying with the idea of placing ourselves on the other side of the line, becoming that source of support,' [Singles Club] wrote in their December 2013 crowd funding campaign, which raised more than $10,000 to support the production and distribution of this 2014’s four issues.
Singles Club artfully packages the 21st century music listening experience into both a marketable product and a lifestyle distinction. For the price of $65 a year, members receive: four 7” 45 RPM vinyl records (singles, duh), each with an exclusive A-side track and a one-on-one interview B-side; digital download; custom 7” box; 45 RPM converter; a SC pin, and exclusive online content. If it sounds like a niche product, that’s because it is: only 250 copies of each issue are produced. A corresponding virtual music journal, complete with three written features, a photo essay and exclusive video, is available for free on their website, in addition to subscriptions and music store.
Singles Club is now offering a special ‘vinyl and digital drop’ on Soundsupply, offering up digital LPs from all of their artists from the first year for only $10. In addition, you can also bundle it with a subscription to Singles Club for only $50. ‘Pretty sweet deal,’ says co-founder Jeffrey Silverstein. This deal is only available until 8/12. Read our feature on the vinyl subscription service here.