They say the record industry is dead. But the U.K. company And Vinyly isn’t deterred. In fact, it has taken this mantra and turned it into a unique business model. It trades on a unique service: allowing people to turn their cremated ashes into playable vinyl disks. They’re designed as mementoes for loved ones – a spinning reminder of good times past.
The business offers a few different packages. Records can be made to play a spoken message or a favourite song. If that doesn’t float your boat, you can also just leave the disk blank, so that people can reminisce over a soothing soundtrack of quiet crackles and pops.
The basic price is £3000, but the company also offers a few premium add-ons. You can commission a custom-made sleeve, or even get a song written especially.
Whatever customers choose, they can rest assured that their memory will live on beyond the groove.