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CD & DVD Recording Program for Schools

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“The quality of the recording was excellent. We were very well pleased, the kids really loved it!” Daniel Bruno, Choir Director Wintersville Elementary Select Choir

 

 

Our engineers are currently available in these areas: CT, RI, MI (lower peninsula), OH, western PA, western WA, central KY

Our CD and DVD Recording and Production package includes: Up to two hours of on-location digital stereo and video recording, five hours of studio post production, full-color packaging designed by our in-house graphic artist (includes program, students names, and photo, if provided), CD and DVD-duplication, fund-raising order forms and materials, three complimentary CDs and DVDs each, and very importantly, the processing and payment of mechanical licenses for all copyrighted materials performed on your album. Simply choose your delivery method (Program 1 or Program 2) or combine these two programs to have discounted bulk sales for your group and sales directly to your patrons at your concert. For CD Program click here!

  • PROGRAM 1: You purchase CDs & DVDs and sell them, with our help, to your patrons. Place your order with Soundwaves after you have determined the total amount of sales and order only the amount you need. We can provide sales forms, on-line ordering (see example here), and our sales contest, to help you reach your goals. See pricing in chart below. Program 1 is FREE for orders of 100 or more CDs, DVDs, or CD/DVD sets in any combination!    Sets are counted as one sale. 

                                  Your profits begin with sales of 100 total units.

 

CDs and DVDs with full color on-disc print,

four panel full color cardboard wallet,

cello-wrapped

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Total Quantity (any combination)
Your Cost per CD
Your cost per DVDYour cost per CD/DVD set

Your Fee or Profit based on selling at $16 CD, $25 DVD and $35 per set

50-74 $16.00 $25.00 $35.00 $675.00 Recording Fee, No Profit
75-99 $16.00 $25.00 $35.00 $375.00 Recording Fee, No Profit
100-124 $16.00 $25.00 $35.00 No Recording Fee (break even)
125-149 $14.00 $22.00 $30.00 Average $2.50 ea. / $312 to $372
150-199 $12.00 $20.00 $25.00 Average $4.50 ea. / $675 to $895
200-299 $10.00 $18.00 $21.00 Average $6.50 ea. / $1,300 to $1,943
300-399 $8.00 $16.00 $19.00 Average $8.50 ea. / $2,550 to $3,391

400-499 $7.00 $14.00 $17.00 Average $10.50 ea. / $4,200 to $5,239

500-599 $6.00 $12.00 $14.00 Average $11.50 ea. / $5,750 to $6,888
600-1000 $5.00 $10.00 $12.00 Average $13.00 ea. / $7,800 to $13,000

  • PROGRAM 2: Soundwaves sells & mails directly to your patrons. 
    Have Soundwaves take orders at your concert and mail the CDs $ DVDs directly to your patrons. No money is collected at the concert; invoices and products will be sent individually to those who order. Cost is $17.00 per CD, $26 per DVD and $36 for CD/DVD set, plus $4 shipping for orders of any quantity.
    Program 2 is also FREE for orders of 100 or more CDs and/or DVDs (any combination)! swwebsite-scheduleyourrecording-graphic2-1011.jpgADDITIONAL OPTIONS
  • Your recording can be a compilation of two or more concerts or sessions to produce a “best of” or “audio yearbook” collection of the year’s recordings.
  • Multi-track recording for audio available: up to 16 trks add $150 / 24 trks add $200.
  • Additional Studio or On-Location Time billed at $17 per quarter hour. (includes audio & video engineers)
  • Reorders Always available. Add reorder quantity to your original order quantity to find your accumulated total, then see chart above to find your new and possibly lower price for CD and DVD reorders.
  • Double CD or DVD add $5.00 for each CD.

COPYRIGHTS & LICENSING

For 21 years Soundwaves has been an industry leader in promoting, obtaining and paying all copyright and mechanical licenses as required by law when recording copyrighted material. We keep the process legal, protecting you from copyright violations that occur when making CDs without obtaining licenses.

Soundwaves will process the paperwork and pay all fees involved in obtaining MECHANICAL LICENSES FOR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. We ask that you simply provide the names of the composer, arranger and publisher for each piece being recorded (except for pieces in the “public domain”

SAMPLE AUDIO VISUAL (DVD) RECORDING

WHY Record with SOUNDWAVES?

TEACHING and AUDITION TOOL

Your CD and/or DVD can be a great teaching tool. You and your students can listen to and analyze your own performances. They'll be able to hear the subtleties of tone, balance, and other musical principles you've been teaching. The process of professionally recording your group with Soundwaves can elevate the caliber of your members’ musicianship, enhance their confidence and self-esteem, and add excitement to their music studies. You can use your great sounding audio for auditions or to enter contests or auditions for conferences, etc.

PROFESSIONAL GRAPHICS

Our in-house graphics artist will design and layout your CD and/or DVD packaging. We can take care of the design completely or work from a program, photo or artwork supplied by you. All CDs and/or DVDs have direct on-disc printing and 4-panel full cardboard wallets. Proofs can be emailed to you for approval or editing at no charge.

EASY FUND-RAISING PROGRAM

Your CDs and/or DVDs can serve as a new and easy fund-raiser.Unlike other fund-raisers, it is not necessary for each member to sell dozens of items. Your group can generate profits with just one, two, or three sales per member! To promote sales, we supply customized order forms referring to your specific fundraising need. Soundwaves also provides cash awards to top sellers.

NO UNSOLD CDS!

We will help you maximize sales in several ways. Place your order after you determine your group's total sales. Order only the amount you need, no “left overs” (30 minimum).

NO UPFRONT COSTS!

Purchase only what you pre-sell, no payment until delivery.

LIFE-LONG KEEPSAKE

You will be creating a lifetime keepsake for your members and their families. You and your members have worked hard preparing pieces for your choir or band performance. We can capture your music in a pristine quality recording that will raise funds for your group and be a life-long keepsake for you, your members and your audiences.