The purpose of the Directory of Mastering Studios ("DMS") is twofold; build the best directory of mastering studios in the world and help empower the general public to find their ideal mastering service by offering them total transparency of the music mastering online market.
Our non-profit corporate charter is in Albany, New York and still pending review. The D.M.S. is a company that facilitates the connection between artists or producers with mastering services around the world. Visitors can find the exact type of mastering services they are looking for according to their budgetary needs by using our 4 custom search filters. These search criterias are: the studio's price range, the country, the service type (online or attended) and/or its music style specialization.
Mastering engineers and studio owners can list their websites to increase sales leads and have the option to enter into our innovative bidding program ("BID") to offer their lowest studio rates. The studio is bound by a non-exclusive agreement and is required to fulfill the discount rate until the studio owner deactivates this option from his profile page, which means it can be cancelled any time.
Any visitor searching and finding a discount rate can contact the mastering service to lock that rate in. Failure by a mastering studio to provide service at the selected discount rate using the DMS bid price option (e.g. bait & switch tactics) will immediately cancel one's participation and bar one from entering future bids through the DMS web site.
You can think of the directory as crossover between Yelp and LinkedIn. Only, it compares studio prices in the same rate category level. For example: a search for $100~$145/per track studios will only display a page containing $100~$145/per track studios in the search results.
Our goal is to empower people to find the ideal mastering service within their mastering budgets making the connection to the right mastering engineer. Our advanced search tool has multiple filters that allows visitors to find mastering studios according to their search criteria. All search results come in the form of business cards which link to beautiful profile pages.
This directory service is FREE and there are no annoying ad banners, or pop-up ads, to divert the attention of visitors to your profile pages.
Our page builder interface tool makes it easy for you to provide details about your business and create a great looking profile page for your business. You can add to your profile: a bio, social media links, SoundCloud audio tracks, even advertise a block rate special and more!
Most importantly, we are committed to provide value as we plan to rank at the top of all search engines through an extensive advertisement program and link exchange programs.
- The DMS connects visitors with mastering engineers for either personally attended (offline) or remote mastering sessions (online).
- The DMS features a rate discount finder tool which enables any user to find the lowest mastering rates, or special discount rates by mastering studios on the web.
- Studio owners can register their services at no charge and create a profile page which will be viewed by thousands of visitors.
- Free mastering demonstrations are available by participant studio members.