Hank and I have been running WLFY for four years now and we're still trying to figure out the best way to help the artists who create music we fall in love with. We've come up with a way to marry our love for music, vinyl, and supporting bands that need the help. Starting this month, we're happy to announce WLFY's Record Club. Every month Hank and I will select one piece of vinyl that everyone in the club will purchase. The club will only be open to 100 people and while a member we require purchasing the selected vinyl every month.
The goal of this club is to form a supportive team of vinyl shoppers who can have an immediate effect on a band or small record label. With limited pressings usually running anywhere between 100-500, our club will have a strong impact. We're asking that only serious vinyl fans join as this club will only work if each member is dedicated to upholding our goal. It will take awhile to get a strong 100 club members, but we have to start somewhere. The selection of vinyl will all come from bands/independent labels themselves online and will range from 7" to 12". We will never select a record that exceeds $20 and some months it will be a $10 or less 7", so at the very most your obligation will be $240 over the entire year, with twelve pieces of vinyl to show for it.
We'll be running this club over e-mail. If you would like to join our vinyl club (please do!), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (use WLFY Record Club Add in the subject line) and we'll add you to the club. I'm very excited about the possibilities of this concept and I hope it excites some of you as well.
UPDATE: 84 members have signed up. There are spots available.