In the run up to Christmas the pressing plants will get very busy with orders from the major record labels with their Beatles reissues and Metallica box sets.
It is important to plan your release schedule properly and make sure your December releases don’t end up materialising in 2015.
At Well Tempered we work towards our standard production time of seven weeks from receipt of lacquers, with your test pressings being delivered three weeks into that seven week cycle. It is advisable to factor in an extra one or two weeks for releases being manufactured in the last quarter.
If you still have releases scheduled for 2014 then they should be getting mastered now to avoid disappointment. Well Tempered has reserved capacity at three major European pressing plants and can ensure that your records are pressed to schedule and cost.
Please also make sure that you plan your January releases properly.
Most European pressing plants are closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year, so this must be considered when scheduling early 2015 releases.
If you would like advise on planning and scheduling releases over December and January then please get in touch.