Here at AudiobyRay we have both Mixing & Mastering experience for over 9 years.We mastered over a 1000 EDM tracks, Stem Mastering sessions, and countless DJ Mixtapes so far
Here on the cygnusx1records page you will find all the information you need to submit your mastered demo track quickly.
cygnusx1records will accept song demo’s in the Deep House, Techno, Minimal, Nu Disco music genre at the moment.
So please check carefully if you demo do fit the genre(s) where cygnusx1records is active.
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FAQ Record labels
Most label contracts don’t actually allow their artists to be signed to multiple labels at once. … But through either loopholes in those contracts or by permission from the labels, artists may be able to release certain records (sometimes limited to “non-albums”, ie. EPs, singles, mixtapes, etc.) on other record labels.
In the music industry, a 360 deal (from 360° deal) is a business relationship between an artist and a music industry company. … In turn, the artist agrees to give the company a percentage of an increased number of their revenue streams, often including sales of recorded music, live performances, publishing and more.
Artists don’t get paid if they are with a record label, The record label lends them money that is to be paid back if/when the artist makes it Suppose that a music label gives a band a $250,000 advance to record an album. The label agrees to do so in return for 90% of the sales.
In most cases, when signing with a “Major” record label, the label will offer you a large cash advance that can be used for anything and everything in your music career. … Meaning that if they never recoup what they’ve invested in you, then you will never see any of the money that you’ve made on your own music.
Nielsen SoundScan in their 2011 report noted that the “big four” controlled about 88% of the market:
- Universal Music Group (USA based) — 29.85%
- Sony Music Entertainment (USA based) — 29.29%
- Warner Music Group (USA based) — 19.13%
- Independent labels — 12.11%
- EMI Group — 9.62%
Record labels work directly with artists and producers to coordinate the writing and production of the recordings, and then coordinate the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, promotion of the recording to ensure it sells around the world.
Can Mastering Fix a Bad Mix? No. … Because mastering deals with a song’s mix at the macro level, it cannot fix issues at the micro level such as within the individual tracks in your song (otherwise than it would be mixing duh!). For example, mastering can’t add delays to just your vocal track.
- Emphasize or reduce frequencies to improve the overall mix.
- Fix problematic frequencies and improve imbalances missed in the mixing process.
- Create tonal balance, so there is an even distribution of frequencies.
- Manage dynamics, control transient spikes, and glue tracks.
Now, if you’ve never heard of LANDR before, it’s basically an online, automated mastering service. So, it doesn’t use human beings on the back end; it’s driven by an algorithm. You basically upload your tracks to this service and it automatically masters them, and then it allows you to download them instantly.
- Abbey Road Studios. It goes without saying that Abbey Road Studios is one of the most iconic studios in the world. …
- BandLab. BandLab has been creating quite a storm with indie musicians, producers and artists over the recent years. …
- Landr. …
- CloudBounce. …
- Metropolis Studios. …
There is some debate of whether or not sending music into a professional mastering studio is a necessity. If the mix does not need any modifying : it is at a perfect volume level, fades are well done, EQ is consistent throughout, compression is right on, etc.; then there is no need for mastering.
Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, mastering is done using tools like equalization, compression, limiting and stereo enhancement.