A Box to receive each month with the only watchword: music. This is what offers you the Wax Buyers’Club, a new concept that allows you to receive a limited edition vinyl every month.
For a simple monthly subscription, you will receive each month a new vinyl, in limited edition, numbered and from an independent label, finely selected in order to amaze you. This is what offers you Edward Fontaine, the founder of Wax Buyers Club, with this new concept of “vinyl musical” box.
“One vinyl record per month, delivered directly to your home. This is the pitch. We also had Enlarge Your Vinyl Collection, but that’s too much, isn’t it? The idea is to be able to make people discover great albums, which are usually quite unknown. Not because of their quality because they did not take advantage of the strike force of a major, on a medium that we love: the vinyl record. “ Explains us, Édouard, founder of the WaxBuyes Club.
A unique concept that favors quality:
To register, nothing could be simpler, go to the site for request your invitation. Each vinyl being in a limited edition and exclusive to the boxes, you will receive an email as soon as a new place is available! And don’t worry, the invitations are always coming.
For the price, 23 € 99 including postage, for which you will receive each month a vinyl record produced in limited editions. It is also exclusive content that will accompany the musical discovery offered with great care.
Édouard Fontaine shares his passion with us:
“The vinyl records that are sent to our subscribers are always issued in limited editions, are usually first press. With this, subscribers are spoiled: this month they received a flexicard not intended for sale. A true collector’s item. In January, Jenny Lysander autographed a watercolor for our subscribers. In December, the label gave them a tote bag. They also have access to our shop at free shipping, with vinyls, accessories, turntables at preferential rates. And then, the records that we send are not only good, they are beautiful: gatefold sleeve and colored vinyl most often, printed inner sleeve and dl-card each time and to protect their record from the ravages of time. comes with a protective sleeve and stamped by the Wax Buyers Club.
Finally, we send them a monthly newsletter full of vinyl news and a Playlist on spotify and deezer. Because hey, vinyl in the car or on the bus is not very practical …
And oh yes, we started to work with the labels on exclusive pressings. Isn’t that right? “
And when asked about the musical genres that inspire subscriber content, he answers frankly: ” Of all ! I think that said that we will never do classical, in particular because I do not know this music well and although adoring Free Jazz it is a rather hermetic music. From the start (waxbuyersclub.com/archives) we’ve been doing cold wave, garage rock, world, pop, electro, HipHop, Jazz, rock and folk. Lacks reggae right? It happens.
Of course we pay attention to renewing genres, but the most important thing is the quality of the album. It has to be excellent. Recent or not, single or double, on a colored or black vinyl it will come later. The LP must be excellent and the pressing qualitative. “
So, you have been won over by the concept of the Vinyl Box ? Totally unique, the online subscription sale of records published by independent labels. A new way to discover music, like never before!
The Wax Buyers Club is there to share with you discoveries they love. It’s a real passion that you can even follow on the blog or via Facebook page.
And to find out more, discover the full interview with Édouard Fontaine, the founder of WaxBuyers’Club.
Meeting with Édouard Fontaine:
How did the project come about?
“In September 2014, we got the idea. In January 2015, the site was launched and on February 5, 2015 we sent our first vinyls. It’s going pretty fast in fact, especially since the only thing I knew about the music industry at the time were the bins from my neighborhood record store.
I remembered something my parents had when I was a kid, does the DIAL club speak to you? My parents got 3-4 CDs a month and I thought it was really cool. I started to research if this service which did not exist for a long time existed for vinyls… and indeed it does exist, but in the United States and it is called Vinyl Me Please. What they have been doing for 4 years now is really great, but there you have it, if you subscribe for France it makes a cake at 40 €. It is very expensive. The Wax Buyers Club is € 23.99, shipping included.
So since it didn’t really exist in France, well I decided to do it! “
For someone who has never known Vinyl, what would you say to them to encourage them to discover this universe?
“That it is not practical and more expensive than streaming! More seriously, it suffices to place a USB key, a CD and a vinyl on a table: in 100% of cases, the person will take the vinyl in hand. It’s so much more fun to handle and listen to. You choose a record, put the record on the turntable and presto you take off.
Usually, a vinyl collector will be able to tell where, when and on what occasion he has found a particular record. In short, it is an object that we look at, keep and pass on to our children. Do you see yourself leaving a hard drive to your children? ”
What is your vision on the revaluation of listening to music on Vinyl?
” It’s share. On the one hand I miss the time when you could find vinyls easily and cheaply in garage sales, but on the other hand it’s really nice to be able to find everything that comes out today in vinyl. And if more people listen to vinyl, well, that’s more people with which to discuss my passion!
That being said, the majors should be careful not to nip the return of vinyl in the bud. Today I see prices arriving at 27 € HT (i.e. at least 36-38 € for the end customer) from the majors for records that have been sold tens of millions of copies and that you can find 5 € on discogs.com! Not only these prices risk to disgust young buyers who do not have a huge budget, but in addition these massive repressions prevent small labels from pressing for their artists.
But overall, what a pleasure to see the record store bins full of vinyl! In addition, a direct consequence of this revival, we find new, hi-fi and cheap turntables very easily. When you see how the REGA RP1 and Project Elemental sound, it’s great! “
What are the musical genres that inspire you the most?
“Frankly, I listen to everything. Although I am totally uneducated regarding classical music, operas and baroque. I have a fairly marked tropism towards Hip-hop, Jazz and Soul, but like everyone else I have more rock, reggae, world or folk phases. Miles Davis is a living god and Robert Plant the best singer in the world.
The thing is, a good album is still a good album, whatever the genre. Check out the essentials: who can honestly say that Kinf Of Blue by Miles Davis, I by Led Zeppelin or Illmatic by Nas are bad albums? Nobody.
Limiting yourself to one or two styles makes you miss out on so many great works… but sometimes you have to come back to them twice.
An anecdote for example on the Wax Buyers Club: the subscription most often chosen by our subscribers is the monthly subscription which is non-binding. Every month, a few days after receiving their records, a few subscribers unsubscribe. I guess that’s because they don’t like the record of the month in most cases. It’s normal and that’s the game: it’s impossible to please everyone all the time. Well, every month also, some of them take back a subscription on the grounds that they have listened to the record of the month and that finally… they like the record!
A great record must often tame and deserves several listenings. “