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CD Recording Program for Schools, Festivals & Community Groups

Thank you so much for recording our event. With all the other things I need to handle it's comforting to know that all I have to do is make a call or email and everything is taken care of.”
Tim Niederkorn, OMEA District 7 President

We are really pleased with the sound and artwork on our CD.John Huffman, Waverly High School

Our engineers are currently available throughout the country.








Our Recording and Production program includes: Up to two hours of on-location digital stereo recording, three hours of studio post production, and 3 hours of full-color CD/MP3 packaging designed by our in-house graphic artist (includes program, students names, and photo, if provided), CD-duplication, fund-raising order forms and materials, six complimentary CDs (5 for directors, 1 for library), and very importantly, the processing and payment of mechanical licenses for all copyrighted materials performed on your recording. Order only the amount of CDs you need.(mionimum 40) For CD/DVD Program click here!

  • You purchase CD/MP3s and sell them to your patrons. Place your order with Soundwaves after you have determined the total amount of sales and order only the amount of recordings you need, or order extras to sell at future performances or through your newsletter, etc. We can provide sales forms, on-line ordering (see example here), and our student sales contest to help you reach your goals. See pricing in below.

No recording fee for orders of 75 or more CDs! Your profits begin with sales of 100 units total. 

Recording fee of $475 for orders of 40 to 54 CDs, $375 for orders of 55-64, $275 for orders of  65-74.

Full color on-disc printing, four panel glossy cardboard wallet CDs

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Total Quantity of CD/MP3s ordered
Your Cost per CD/MP3
Your Profit
Based on $20 Retail per CD/MP3
40-54 $20.00 $475.00 Fee, No Profit
55-64 $20.00 $375.00 Fee, No Profit
65-74 $20.00 $275.00 Fee. No Profit
75-99 $20.00 No fee, No Profit (you 'break even')
100-124 $19.00 earn $1.00 ea. / $100.00 to $124.00
125-149 $18.00 earn $2.00 ea. / $250.00 to $298.00
150-199 $17.00 earn $3.00 ea. / $450.00 to $597.00
200-299 $15.00 earn $5.00 ea. / $1000.00 to $1495.00
300 + $12.00 earn $8.00 ea. / $2400.00 to ...






  • Compilation Recordings - 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 Sessions - Extra two hour recording sessions including studio mix & mastering and samplerecording are $525.
  • Additional Studio or On-Location Time - billed at $80 per hour. ($20 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 reorders.
  • Double CD add $5.00 for each CD.



For more than 25 years Soundwaves has been an industry leader in promoting, obtaining and paying all mechanical licenses as required by law when recording copyrighted material. We keep the process legal, protecting you from copyright violations that occur when making recordings 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.”  Please know that some licenses may not be available and that piece will not be included on your recording.


  1. TEACHING and AUDITION TOOL - Your recording 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 recordings for auditions or to enter contests or auditions for conferences, etc.
  2. PROFESSIONAL GRAPHICS - 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.
  3. EASY FUND-RAISING PROGRAM - 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). To promote sales, we supply customized order forms referring to your specific fundraising need. Soundwaves also provides cash awards to top sellers.
  4. 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” (40 minimum).
  5. NO UPFRONT COSTS! - Purchase only what you pre-sell, no payment until delivery.
  6. 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. Please call or e-mail for more information, references, testimonials, or to schedule a recording.