Welcome to Serenade

This guide covers our recommendations for how to achieve creative and financial success on Serenade.

Want to learn more about Serenade and Digital Pressings? Visit our about page to go deeper on who we are, and our belief that owning music enriches the lives of fans and the artists they support.

If you’re stuck and need support, head over to our Help Centre. Otherwise, read on to discover how you can get started on your journey into the future of music.

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What is a Digital Pressing?

Digital Pressings are the modern take on limited edition vinyl records. They’re musical releases produced in scarce numbers, with premium bonus content and recognition of the fans who back them.

Digital Pressings are made by artists who want to give their music a more meaningful identity and fan experience.

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A simple format for a deeper fan experience

Digital Pressings include the following pieces that each individually, and collectively, bring fans joy.

Give your fans something to cherish

Fans love to own music. Present your music as more than pre-saves, play counts and hearts

Exclusive access to unlockable rewards

Build closer relationships with your fans by letting them in on a deeper narrative around your release.

Include Fans in your story

Acknowledge fans for their support and bring their passionate selves into the legacy of your work.

Ability to Stream And Download album, EP or single audio

Give fans what they came for - your music - and let them listen in the highest quality you can provide.

Connection between you and your fans

Written immutably onto the blockchain, the artist-fan link that forms through your Digital Pressing has a shelf-life that extends far beyond even the best maintained record collection.

Better yet, Digital Pressings have the following practical perks

Digital Pressings include the following pieces that each individually, and collectively, bring fans joy.

No up-front costs

Artist accounts are free and it costs nothing to create your Digital Pressing, so you can focus on what matters most - creating awesome experiences for your supportive fans.

No shipping or fulfilment admin

We handle the manufacturing, hosting, distributing, and transferring of your Digital Pressings. No dead stock, no break-even margins, no international shipping complications, and no costly re-calls. You just have to make cool shit for your biggest supporters - how it should be!

Great margins & recurring revenue

You receive 70% of the primary sale and 15% on secondary sales in perpetuity.* If only this applied to every band tee we bought on eBay over the years. For more, visit our commercials FAQs.

Simple to create

Think of it as a numbered, limited edition, deluxe vinyl. Same core music, same core artwork, with some bonus content from existing materials you already have, but can’t practically release in physical formats.

Content rich, but carbon light

Music culture has a long history of supporting social movements and climate change is no different. Provide a more sustainable way of supporting your work to the 76% of music fans who expect more climate action from their favourite artists.

*secondary markets are sneaky things, and they don’t always honour royalties. We do our best to ensure you get paid in perpetuity by linking to OpenSea, who we have a relationship with, but this isn’t always a given.

How does this all work?

Digital Pressings are made possible by Web3 and an innovation called the Non-Fungible Token (“NFT”); technology that allows digital media like art and music to be presented as one-of-a-kind units and collected by fans who love and want to support the creator who made the work.

Each Digital Pressing is associated with a unique NFT written immutably into the Polygon blockchain, a blockchain we chose for being so god damn environmentally friendly. You would have to produce 1.3 million Digital Pressings to equal the carbon footprint of one 12” record. Not bad, hey?