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CD Recording Program for Community Groups


“Thank you for your prompt and professional service. The process could not be easier and the results outstanding. It's nice to know even a small organization like ours can get top quality product at such a reasonable price." Chuck Stuckert, President, Gateway Bands


Our engineers are currently available in these areas: Connecticut, Eastern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,  Northern Kentucky, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington and Western Pennsylvania.

Our Recording and Production package for groups and individuals includes: Up to two hours of on-location digital stereo recording, three hours of studio post production, and 3 hours of full-color CD packaging designed by our in-house graphic artist (includes program, students names, and photo, if provided), CD-duplication, order forms and materials, six complimentary CDs for your director, and very importantly, the processing and payment of mechanical licenses for all copyrighted materials performed on your CD. Simply choose your delivery method:

PROGRAM 1: You purchase CDs 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 of CDs you need, or order extras to sell at future performances or through your newsletter, etc. We can provide sales forms and on-line ordering (see example here), to help you reach your goals. See pricing in below.

Both packages are FREE for orders of 75 or more CDs! YOUR PROFITS BEGIN WITH SALES OF 100 TOTAL UNITS. Our CD Sales Contest can help you get there!

Packages cost $475 for orders of 40 to 49 CDs, $375 for orders of 50-74.


CD-Rs with full color on-disc print,

four panel full color cardboard wallet,


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Total Quantity of CDs ordered
Your Cost per CD
Your Profit
Based on $17 Retail per CD
40-59 $17.00 $475.00 Fee, No Profit
56-74 $17.00 $375.00 Fee, No Profit
75-99 $17.00 No fee, No Profit (you 'break even')
100-124 $15.00 earn $2.00 ea. / $200.00 to $248.00
125-149 $14.00 earn $3.00 ea. / $375.00 to $447.00
150-199 $13.00 earn $4.00 ea. / $600.00 to $796.00
200-299 $11.00 earn $6.00 ea. / $1200.00 to $1794.00
300-399 $9.00 earn $8.00 ea. / $2400.00 to $3192.00
400-499 $8.00 earn $9.00 ea. / $3600.00 to $4491.00
500-599 $7.00 earn $10.00 ea. / $5000.00 to $5990.00
600-1000 $6.00 earn $11.00 ea. / $6600.00 to $11,000.00
  • PROGRAM 2: Soundwaves sells & mails directly to your patrons.
    Have Soundwaves take orders at your concert and mail the CDs directly to your patrons. No money is collected at the concert; invoices and CDs will be sent individually to those who order. Cost is $17.00 ea + $4 shipping for any quantity

Or combine these two programs if you want some discounted bulk sales and some sent directly to patrons.

 Additional 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.
  • Extra two hour recording sessions including studio mix & mastering and sample CD are $475.
  • Multi-track recording available: up to 16 trks add $150 / 24 trks add $200
  • Additional Studio or On-Location Time billed at $68 per hour. ($17 per quarter hour)
  •  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 reorders.
  • Double CD add $5.00 for each CD.

Printable Recording Program Brochure - pdf



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”).



Your CD can be a great teaching tool. You and your members can listen to and analyze your own performances. They'll be able to hear the subtlties 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 CDs for auditions or to enter contests or auditions for conferences, etc.


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


Your CDs 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! (See our Cost and Profit Schedule above). To promote sales, we supply customized order forms referring to your specific fundraising need.


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).


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


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.