Reasons to Release Music on Cassettes

an old cassette with chinese characters

No, it is not about music on vinyl with all its complexity, but it is more of a retro trend with its simplicity that can drag you all the way to the nineties. Yes, it is about cassette. One surprising fact is that cassette players are returning to the market these days, implying that there is a good chance of using it to make a musical comeback.

While this trend is becoming quite a hype lately, indie musicians should never miss the chance of using this old product to release their music and albums. They might argue that it is not possible since apps and MP3 files are what people go for these days. However, there are reasons why they should release their music on cassettes. Of course, the returning old trend plays a vital part for the next contemporary music-making, and musicians who need to create their market need to understand the basics to make sure they are on the right track. Thus, below are several reasons why releasing music on cassettes will be the next big hit.

a radio with tape player

Size

Have you ever wondered why cassettes were popular in the past? We know that there have been massive developments in the music industry to provide for a simple and hard-to-resist music device for those music lovers. Vinyl is one of the earliest instruments. The reason why cassettes were popular in the first place is because of its size. Of course, compared to vinyl, cassettes prove to be less complicated to carry around. It is also quite simple to play, replay, rewind, and pause. If the item reached its peak of fame in the past for such reasons, what makes you think it will not repeat the same cycle?

Cost

Another reason why releasing music on cassettes will make an excellent choice for indie musicians is that it offers low prices. Different from CDs that require at least one thousand units to proceed, musicians can pay as low as 1 dollar per cassette. Of course, minimum units are applicable, but compared to CDs or vinyl, tapes prove to offer lower prices.

Fast Process

Compared to CDs that need a glass stamper, making tapes are much quicker. One only needs to send the files that need to be processed, and within a week or two, professional-sounding tapes will be ready to be released. The same comparison applies to vinyl. Apart from the long process, musicians will need to pay much higher for production costs.…