There’s a company out there which produces recorded work by artists, which lets the artist talk about their idea, and if the fans like the idea, they can pledge (key word there) money to the project. If the artist raises a particular sum, then work can begin on the project.
In theory it sounds wonderful, and ought to be, as a vinyl collector I have seen some great ideas bought from dream to reality.
I have bought a few items myself.
But here is where the problem is.
Their treatment of the product during packing, and the packaging of the product itself, results in damaged items upon arrival.
In one case, a print costing around $100, was man-handled and tossed in a tube that was far too big for it, It arrived in very poor condition.
Other members who were on the site’s forum had the same trouble.
Another recent package involved a 7″ single, which was put into a paper and bubble wrap packer and sent from the UK to Australia, it’s a wonder it made it at all.
As a result, although I’d like to support Artists who are using this site, I doubt I’ll buy anything from there in future, unless there’s a clear message to say that great care while handling and packaging of our items will be a priority.