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I was speaking with an artist the other day and he was very interested in using Hifidelics, but he didn’t feel that he, nor his fans, would be ready for a full-length LP. He went on to ask if it was okay if he were to release a split 7″ with another artist. Yes, you absolutely can do this!
When we first announced that Hifidelics was open for beta, I purposely didn’t mention record sizes, colors, shapes, etc. because I didn’t want to plant anything in anyone’s mind. Now I’m realizing that may have been a mistake if artists are thinking we require your record to be an LP only. That is definitely not the case. To end the mystery, below I have posted a bunch of options. Of course, traditional colors/sizes is also acceptable.
Record sizes: You can go as small as 5″ and as big as 13″.
Record colors: Record can more-or-less be any color you would like. Custom colors are doable, but can be tricky.
Vinyl designs: Here I mean the design within the vinyl; two-tone colors, splatter design, etching, etc.
Record shapes: Again, just about any shape you would like, however shapes cannot be too intricate.
If you (or you label) would like to start-off with a single, just to test the waters, that’s perfectly acceptable. If you would like to do a split record, or even a compilation, that’s fine too. Hifidelics is set-up for its members as ‘profiles’ and ‘projects’. Whether you are an artist or a music fan, all profiles are the same. From your own profile you can start a ‘project’ and easily add other members to the project/record release.
If you are an artist and considering taking the plunge into Hifidelics, please get in touch with me before you begin your project. We can discuss your plans and I will help you get set-up. In the meantime, if you would like to know how to prepare, please see this post, “How to Prepare for Hifidelics“.