According to the site, orders have “slowed down” to the point where the service is no longer viable.
Beat Delete – the site launched by Ninja Tune that used a Kickstarter model to fund vinyl represses of out-of-print records – is closing down.
As CMU reports, users have been emailed with a statement from the site that read: “Regretfully we have decided to close down the Beat Delete site in the coming weeks as unfortunately orders have slowed down and it’s become less viable to put in the time that running the service requires.
“All paid orders for records that have hit their target and are being manufactured will be fulfilled by the respective label. Finally, thank you for being a part of the Beat Delete process, together we’ve got a lot of great records re-pressed!”
The site launched in 2013 off the back of an idea from a Ninja Tune employee and was “powered” by the label, though imprints including Domino, Tru Thoughts and Sunday Best were also signed up to the service.