What is a project?
There are three different types of projects you can create on Qrates.
- Crowdfunding project :
A crowdfunding project must first reach the goal amount of pledges to move to the pressing stage. If your project doesn't reach its goal, then the vinyl won't be pressed and your fans will not be charged.
- Pre-Order project :
Pre-order projects require you to pay for your vinyl pressing fee first. Once the fee is paid, you will be able to gather pre-orders from customers through your Qrates project page website while the vinyl is being pressed.
- Press Only project :
With press only, you can order your vinyl pressing without publishing crowdfunding or pre-order on Qrates. Additionally, you can decide whether to have your records shipped to 1 address or to multiple.
Additionaly, before our major product update on 2018-02-20, there was a "Sell Catalog" project which lets an artist/label to sell vinyl that they already have in stock directly to fans. We've decided to remove the project due to unpopularity along with the update. Sell Catalog projects published before the update will remaining the same until it ends, however, it is not possible to create a new Sell Catalog project.
To create a new project, either click "Start a project" in the header section of our top page, or log into your Qrates artist dashboard and click the green "Start a new project" button.