CD Baby is announcing a partnership with automated mastering platform CloudBounce to assist their artists in the mastering process. The service costs only $4.90 per track.
CloudBounce’s algorithm-driven mastering service includes uploading a high-res file onto a separate server and then, within minutes, the mastering process is complete. Artists can then accept the final cut or tinker with a number of settings to tweak the results.
“A large segment of the indie artist community is drastically changing how they release music. There is definitely a shift to releasing songs as soon as they are finished instead of the traditional album release,” said Kevin Breuner, VP of Marketing at CD Baby. “As artists release more and more singles, this gives them mastering options that fit within their budget and workflow. CloudBounce ensures these artists’ master recordings have the final touches needed to sound totally pro.”
“Mastering engineers can do amazing work, but aren’t always accessible to all artists or right for all projects. Automated mastering is a perfect solution for self-managed and emerging artists,” said CloudBounce CEO Anssi Uimonen. “A mastered recording simply sounds more professional, giving it that polish that makes it far more likely to get it onto a high-trafficked playlist. It should be the standard for all artists.”