EARLY BIRD 2020
We strive to make JNR an ever-improving platform - focused on cultivating the best, most adventurous music out there. And those goals have led us to structure our 2020 VIP model on supporting our artists’ primary visions: their full-length albums.
The 2020 Early Bird VIP package includes:
- VIP Membership for all of 2020, and all of the related perks. You'll receive free downloads of every new release, access to exclusive vinyl, advanced streaming of albums we haven't even announced yet, free concert tickets, discounts, and more. (Full explanation of everything that is included in VIP Membership is below).
- Monthly shipments of VIP Edition Vinyl. 12 releases in total, each one a new proper album from our amazing artists. Each month we'll automatically send you the VIP Edition of our primary upcoming release, before it is available to the general public.
Our VIP Editions follow some strict guidelines:
- This is the most limited format of that particular release, ever.*
- We consider all VIP Editions to be a "one-time pressing" (i.e. it will never be repressed, no matter the demand).
- We press it on specialty-colored vinyl (without any loss of audio quality).
- VIP editions almost always contain exclusive bonus content (7", flexi, cassette, art-print, etc.).
- Generally VIP Editions will be limited to 300-500 hand-numbered copies, containing one 12" LP (as well as bonus flexi, 7", cassette, art print, etc.). However, we have reason to believe there will also be a couple 2xLPs and even possibly a 3xLP in the mix for 2020... But in those cases your price stays the same. Still less than $20 per month for you Early Bird supporters.
- Also, you'll get your records early! All Early Bird VIPs will be shipped their records an average of 1-2 months prior to the album release date. This means you'll be the first to hear these albums on their intended vinyl format, long before they're available in stores and before they're streaming on Spotify or NPR First Listen or some shit... We can't guarantee exact ship dates, but we will make sure copies are shipped first!
Our White Label Series enters its fourth year in 2020! It's been really amazing to see this series develop, and bring some attention to deserving underappreciated artists along the way.
Limited to just 500 copies, this series features the best unknown bands in the world, as identified by some incredible curators. This artist curated series features albums hand-picked by twelve different curators. Past curators include Cate Le Bon, Devendra Banhart, Doug Martsch, Greg Saunier, Janet Weiss, Kelley Deal, Lou Barlow, Mirah, Rob Crow, Tim Kinsella, Toshi Kasai, Yoni Wolf, Aesop Rock, Alex Somers, Blanck Mass, Kid Millions, Meredith Graves, Mike Watt, St. Vincent, Satomi Matsuzaki, Serengeti, Thurston Moore, Teri Gender Bender, tUnE-yArDs, and more. We have some amazing curators lined up for 2020, to be announced soon.
Limited to 250 hand-numbered copies, on clear etched vinyl. Exclusively available to "Early Bird" VIP Members. Features new tracks from unannounced, upcoming JNR releases. Each track on Side A is "parallel grooved" (put the needle down on the first thread and you'll hear one song, put the needle on the second thread and you'll hear a completely different song, and so on). Side B features custom etching and a secret message. There might be some backwards grooves too...
Exclusive to Early Birds only! (Pictured: 2018 version)
Now you'll have a JNR-thing to stick in those large hole 7"s...
One or two JNR artists sharing New Year's themed cheer on a limited run Flexi.
A new JNR T-shirt, designed by our own David Woodruff, and available only to Early Bird VIPs.
You'll have access to limited, hand-numbered vinyl editions of our releases. VIP editions are the most limited versions of our releases, pressed on specialty colored vinyl, often packed with bonus material, and only available to VIP Members.
As a VIP you'll have access to special website content hidden from the public. This includes our ongoing Private Stash (featuring a rotating selection of otherwise-sold-out releases and Test Pressings), and access to digital secrets and advanced streams.
As a VIP you will receive a 10% discount on everything, site-wide. This goes for super limited releases, box set, etc. Just enter the discount code "VIP" at checkout, and if you are in fact a VIP Member, you'll magically receive 10% off.
As a VIP you will receive advanced notifications of all new releases. We will email you (or text you if you prefer) 12-24 hours before any release is announced to the world. This advanced notice gives you first dibs on limited releases that often sell out quickly. In addition, VIPs are able to stream the entire album before the world even knows it exists.
As a VIP you will receive free downloads of every new release in MP3 and WAV formats on the free downloads page. The only exception will be music that is not released digitally (our Flexi-Disc series, for instance). But if the digital version exists, it's yours. Free of charge.
Every time one of our bands tours, we offer a handful of tickets to our loyal VIP Members. Tickets are offered based on seniority - the longer you're a member, the more likely you are to get the free tickets.
By becoming a VIP you’ll be supporting our humble, independently run label; empowering us to continue to bring amazing music into the world. VIP funds go to pay for fundamental operating costs so the artists ultimately don't have to chip in for things like utilities, rent, packaging materials, etc. This gives us the freedom to treat our artists fairly, and release meaningful music with less of an eye on financial viability. Your VIP Membership allows us to focus on quality of art over commerce, and we thank you!
This is the ultra-limited, wild and crazy shit that no one's even thought up yet. They will be small-run super creative release that we'll be cooking up with our pals at PEOPLE IN A POSITION TO KNOW. Ever heard of a six-sided record? Yeah, that's what we're talking about!
VIPs receive cheap, flat-rate shipping on all orders to North America, United Kingdom, or Europe! Price for an LP currently averages $4.50 for US and $14 for UK/EU.