Music Production Services
We offer a variety of services here at NDF, including adding catchy melodies to your lyrics, recording your demo, and even mixing and mastering services. Unlike several other recording companies, we don’t charge by the hour, we charge by the service. The main goal is to give your songs the best possible musical representation with high quality and attention to detail. We’re always ready to collaborate with YOUR thoughts and creative ideas. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. To hear examples of these services check out our PORTFOLIO page.
1 INSTRUMENT + 1 VOCAL. Typically this is either a guitar or piano but other great options are electric guitar or rhodes. Each Simple Demo package includes mixing.
3 INSTRUMENTS + VOCALS. This is a great option if you’re looking to “beef up” your demo with some extra instrumentation. This package includes mixing and is perfect for guitars, pianos, rhodes, pads, percussions, mandolins and more.
7 INSTRUMENTS + VOCALS. A full production of instruments that will give your songs maximum potential as a demo. Each Full Demo includes Mixing and Mastering. This is a great option for a full production recording on a budget.
**IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT DEMO PACKAGES**
Each demo package includes the cost of demo singers, musicians, and engineers. Purchasing a demo production only covers the cost of the service to complete it, and does not include owning the masters/stems. All demo masters/stems/session files produced by NDF are owned by NDF unless a customer wants to purchase them.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st 2021 – Pricing for purchasing Demo Production session files/stems (AKA “owning the masters”) are as follows:
Simple Demo – $175
Acoustic Demo – $275
Basic Demo – $375
Full Demo – $400
Completed Demos will be emailed as MP3 files (unless otherwise requested) mixed with a slight limiter (except for the “Full Demo” which includes mixing & mastering) to increase overall volume and listenability. Wav file mixes and instrumental mixes are also included with each demo package at no additional cost. We really think you’ll like the demos we make for you; however, if certain elements of our production do not meet your standards (i.e. guitar tones, mix, background vocals, etc.), we allow up to 4 revisions per demo. If further revisions are necessary, a charge of $15 per revision will be incurred. For any questions, please check out our FAQ page.
If you live outside of Nashville and would rather record your own vocals from your home or a non-NDF studio, we can either:
A. deduct $75 from your demo package price and just create an instrumental track for you (you are then responsible to mix, tune and effect your vocals into the instrumental we built for you)
B. Keep the price the same as listed and you send us your vocal stems and we will mix, tune and effect your vocals into the production.
C. Keep the price the same as listed and add an additional instrument to your demo (you are then responsible to mix, tune and effect your vocals into the instrumental we built for you)
D. We are also happy to schedule your vocal session in our studio for your demo if you live in/near Nashville or plan to be in the nashville area at no additional cost to your production choice. Please contact us for further questions.
Single, EP & Full Length Records
$975 Per Song
This is a perfect option for any artist or band that’s ready to commercially release a “Radio-Ready” or streaming single, a 3-6 song EP or a full length record of 10+ songs. With your collaboration we go the extra mile in this package to give each song exactly what it needs for optimum appeal and impact.
- UNLIMITED INSTRUMENTS, SOUNDS, EFFECTS + VOCALS
- EACH SONG MIXED AND MASTERED
- 2 MASTER CD COPIES (upon request)
- WE UPLOAD YOUR ENTIRE PROJECT TO “DISK MAKERS” (OR SIMILAR) FOR DUPLICATION
- 1 THUMB DRIVE CONTAINING ALL THE MASTER TRACKS AND SESSION FILES
For further inquiries please contact us.
$200 Per Song
We will take your existing tracks and mix them to sound perfectly balanced (Up to 25 WAV files). For every 10 additional files after the initial 25 add $50.
$75 Per Song
This process will bring your songs to a radio and streaming-ready platform.
*If you would prefer to retain all of your copyright ownership then we can write a melody to your lyrics for $350 per song. A clear work-tape audio example (not a professional demo) will be made of the finished melody to your lyrics as a work-for-hire and you would keep 100% copyright ownership. Contracts can be previewed upon request.