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“For revolutionizing vinyl production by making records three times faster than the industry average… think of it as the Tesla system for record pressing.”

Our story:

Today’s music industry is a wild, wild west, where the old rules no longer apply. It’s never been easier for musicians to create, record and independently distribute their work… but with artists earning fractions of a penny off each digital stream, selling merch like vinyl has become more important than ever.

Our founder, Caren Kelleher, saw this her work from managing bands and leading music partnerships at Google. In both roles, she saw how critical vinyl was becoming to the music industry. She also discovered how hard it was to get it made. When ordering vinyl for her clients, Caren and her artists had to wait six months to get final product delivered, only to receive poorly-made records. This kept fans from getting the vinyl they craved and prevented artists from earning revenue, especially on tours.

That’s why we built Gold Rush Vinyl, a new pressing plant in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re looking to press 100 or 10,000 copies of your record, we’re here to help you get records that you and your fans will be excited about.

High-quality: Each record pressed at Gold Rush Vinyl is hand-inspected by our dedicated team right here in our Austin factory. Of the hundreds of thousands of records that have left our, less than 0.01% have been returned for quality review. If there ever is a quality issue, we work to resolve it quickly.

Fast-turnaround: From start to end, our jobs typically ship in 6-weeks (this includes time for a test press!). We also offer a rush option, as needed. Your turnaround starts when we have your music, art-approvals and deposit.

Customer-focused: We are a team of musicians and music-fans ourselves, who have all been on the receiving end of bad vinyl pressings. In everything we do, we try to make the vinyl pressing experience as easy and rewarding as possible, and always welcome feedback.

Questions about how it all works? Check out our FAQ page.


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