2021 Mastering Rates
Below are the base prices for mastering that include delivery of PCM files (wav or aiff) for streaming and/or CD, and compressed files (mp3) for reference/licensing, and two round of revisions.
Apple Digital Masters, metadata creation, instrumental/radio/alt versions, DDP files for CD replication, vinyl and cassette premasters, and further revisions cost additional charges.
Please scroll to the bottom to see the rates for additional services.
Under 6 Minutes:
Between 6-to-12 Minutes:
Between 12-to-18 minutes:
Album Mastering Approximate Rates:
(consider a window of +/-$50 depending on the project)
30-40 minutes: $425
40-50 minutes: $525
50-60 minutes: $625
60-70 minutes: $725
For tracks more than 18 minutes or albums that don’t fit in the categories above, please get in touch.
Depending on the project, stem mastering usually takes around twice (or more) the time a stereo master takes. For an approximate base figure, simply double the rates above. You will, however, receive a quote tailored to what your project demands (number of stems and how much the mix achieves the ideal sonic result - therefore how much stem-based processing and parameter automation it requires - are the main factors to determine the customized rate)
Apple Digital Masters: $10/track
Alternative versions: $15/track
Metadata Creation: $5/track
DDP Files for CD Duplication: 10% of the album mastering rate
Vinyl or Cassette Premasters: $15/track
Revisions after the first two: $20/revision
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