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Professional Studio Mastering with JP Masters

For studio mastering, iMusician partners with Dave Locke at JP Masters. Based in Seattle, USA, Dave has been mastering music for DIY artists and independent labels since 1994. His ears and aesthetic touch can be heard in a wide variety of music genres. With more than 25 years experience, JP Masters has become one of the most trusted mastering engineers in the business today.

How it works

With studio mastering with JP Masters, each song is painstakingly mastered until it’s perfect. And if you're ready to master a full album, they work across all tracks to create a cohesive sound throughout the whole album. Dave also uses analog and digital gear to give your tracks the warmth of analog with the precision of digital to ensure your music always sounds pristine. Plus, JP Masters is certified by Apple to create Apple Digital Masters for high resolution masters upon request.

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Describe your sound

After you purchase through iMusician, you’ll receive an email from Dave. You can discuss the ideal sound and feel of your project.

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Upload your music.

Upload your WAV/AIFFs to a secure upload area. If there are problems with your mix, you’ll receive feedback from the JP Masters team.

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Tweak till it’s perfect.

Within a few days, you’ll receive your mastered tracks. Need some tweaks? No problem. A round of revisions is included in the price.

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Release globally with iMusician.

With pro-perfect tracks, you’re ready to release through iMusician — and mastered tracks by JP Masters are ideal for high rez shops.

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Studio Mastering from JP Masters

It's only per track

Enjoy pristine, high resolution studio mastering at an affordable price.

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Explore for free

Create a free account today and see why more than 200,000 independent artists and labels trust iMusician to sell and monetize their music online. No credit card required.

Reach fans all over the world

Free, quick, and easy set up

Personal support in English within 1 working day

Sell and stream your music on 200+ online shops, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Beatport, Deezer, Traxsource, and more

Pay only once per release, no recurring fee*

Release with our label for free (or create your own label)

Promote your release with a power suite of tools

*This does not include our Pro Unlimited subscription plan, which is billed annually.

FAQs

How can we help you?

You're in safe hands

  • Swiss company established in 2013;
  • Helped over 100,000 artists;
  • Deliver more than 6,000 releases a month;
  • Simple terms and conditions;
  • More time to focus on what you do best – making music;
  • Own your data and cancel whenever you want;
  • Take down your release from the shops anytime, free of charge.

Support

  • Dedicated customer support in five languages;
  • Real people answer in your own language, within one working day;

Shops

  • Sell in all major online platforms;
  • Sell in 200+ smaller niche and local shops to reach your fans everywhere;
  • Access genre specific shops like Beatport and Tidal, Hi-Res-audio shops like Qobuz and special services like Shazam;
  • Free ISRC and barcodes for your release.

Earnings and royalties

  • Request a payout via PayPal or bank transfer as soon as you received your income;
  • No minimum payout amount needed.

Fees

  • Pay only once per release;
  • Choose your commission level;
  • No recurring annual fee for your release.

….Or choose Pro Unlimited subscription and:

  • Pay a flat annual fee and publish unlimited releases;
  • We take 0% commission of your net income;
  • Free customer service on the phone and many more free services;
  • No take down fees if you decide to cancel.
  1. Audio files
  2. Artwork
  3. Metadata

Audio files

In what format do I upload my music to iMusician?

We only accept WAV files 44.1 - 88.2 - 96 kHz, 16 - 24 bit

What's the maximum size per track I can upload?

The maximum size for a track is 1 GB.

Artwork

Many shops, including Apple Music (iTunes) and Spotify, have very strict policies on artwork they will accept to be sold or streamed from their site. If your artwork does not meet their standards, we will be unable to distribute your release. To ensure your release complies, be sure to follow the guidelines, below.

Cover artwork, do's and don't's

The artwork must meet the following requirements:

  • minimum 3000 x 3000 pixels;
  • JPG or PNG and sharp when viewing it on 100%;
  • RGB colour mode.

Optional:

  • We recommend adding the artist name and the release title on your artwork especially if you use an artist picture or generic landscape pictures.
  • The artist name and the release title do not have to be added on artistic works.

We do not accept:

  • blurry and pixelated images;
  • website URLs;
  • social network symbols;
  • email addresses;
  • pornographic images;
  • copyrighted images.

To help you, we’ve created a PDF with artwork guidelines. You can use this for your own reference, or share it with your graphic designer. Download it here .

Metadata

In order to deliver your music to the platforms, we need you to list the artists performing in your release and the composers. Check our article Who are the contributors and what roles and credits can I give on my release?

Please note that iTunes and other shops also display the copyright owners.

We offer 3 different delivery options to port your music to the platforms:

  • Standard delivery (2 weeks): Free for all release plans;
  • Express delivery (1 week): €20 for Starter and Regular; free for Rockstar and Pro Unlimited;
  • Priority delivery (2 to 4 business days): € 40 for Starter and Regular; € 10 for Rockstar and Pro Unlimited.

We are happy that you’re considering redistributing your music with us.

Before you do that, please contact your current distributor and ask them to take down your content from all stores, since moving your content while it’s live is not possible.

After this has happened, you can create your releases once more with us.

Don't forget to insert your original ISRC codes when you upload your release on iMusician, in order to keep all your stats and playlist entries.

For a label switch on Beatport please consult the Online Shops category.

No, you can’t distribute your release with another digital distributor at the same time, but you can use a different digital distributor for other releases.

Couldn’t find what you are looking for? Our support team will answer all your question!

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