Electronic Press Kits and Distribution

At Affinity, we have developed our own Electronic Press Kit system. This is fast to implement and a far more versatile approach than is possible with other systems. Biog, photos, videos and with options such as band member biogs and photos, reviews, gig listings and more. We have a number of design options all ready to go or you can have a custom designed EPK template designed to totally match your artist style

Your Electronic Press Kit ready to go, we have 1000's of the music industry's key target addresses for mailing including

  • Record Labels
  • Promoters and Booking Agents
  • Clubs and Venues
(Our EPK System is also available to Artist Management as a "white label" service.)

 


Recording Services

Capture your gig live in CD quality audio. We do multi-track recording (usually 8 to 16 tracks) and post produce the recording to get the perfect mix. Our work has been used in live recordings now available on CD and iTunes.

Dare I say it, but we can even edit out mistakes and do post gig "drop in" recordings for the perfect result (just like certain A-List artists!). It's getting the perfect result that counts.

Our live work covers all genres of music whether you are a band, solo artist or choir.


Choir Recording

Create a souvenir CD for your choir or even a CD to sell at your concerts. There are many ways to do this from live recordings to recording within a rehearsal space. We can record a single session or a series of events and choose the best performances for your CD. You will even be surprised at what editing can be done to polish the performance recording.

Recording

We record on multiple large diaphragm studio condenser microphones and multiple condenser/ribbon microphones for instruments configured to suit the venue whether it be a church, hall or rehearsal room.

Mixing

Preparing mixed CD for review by the choir. Selection of tracks and other comments by the choir before proceeding to the final stage

Mastering

Preparing CD for duplication to professional "Red Book standard" with track information and ISRC codes embedded (if required for commercial purposes, not required for amateur distribution) Creating MP3 files that may be used for sending by email or on website

Options for commercial sales and distribution

  • Assigning ISRC Codes under Affinity label. Used to track performance royalties
  • Submission of CD track information to Gracenotes database (Enables automatic recognition of the track names and artist when CD is put into many computerised devices and computers using iTunes.)
  • Assigning official barcode

As a record label, we can also release your recording to iTunes and other digital download distribution services.

Choirs recorded include

  • The Manchester Chorale
  • Notability
  • Voce Scura
  • Precious People Gospel Choir
  • Pendleton College Choir

Video Production

Your next single needs a video 

You want a live video to show the excitement at your gigs

Most music today is listened to on YouTube and other internet channels. This is not just for your fans. You need video for your press kit - something, that is going to grab the attention of promoters and A&R scouts

We script and storyboard your video and film multi-camera videos together with CD quality audio.


Live Gig Video

  • Multi Camera shoot
  • CD Quality audio - up to 8 channels
  • Upto 1 hour video recording
  • Edited and delivered to YouTube and DVD
£400

Live Gig Recording

  • 8 track mult-channel recording
  • Upto 1 hour audio recording
  • Edited and delivered to as CD and MP3s
£200

Photography

At the Affinity photo studio we can shoot portraits, headshots, model portfolio/book, green screen (photography and video). 


Introduction Shoot

  • 1/2 hour studio shoot
  • Images with reduced size are emailed to you and you choose the photos you want as high res
  • Digital Retouching (eg Photoshop) for 4 images
£65

Studio Shoot

  • 1 hour studio shoot
  • Images with reduced size are emailed to you and you choose the photos you want as high res
  • Digital Retouching (eg Photoshop) for 8 images
£95

Location Shoot

  • 1 hour location shoot
  • Images with reduced size are emailed to you and you choose the photos you want as high res
  • Digital Retouching (eg Photoshop) for 8 images
£120
Item Price
Additional Hour (+extra Images) 90.00
Video Of Photoshoot, Edited And Prepared For YouTube 100.00
Images Delivered On CD 10.00
Additional Digital Retouching At (per Photo) 10.00
Studio Prints 10" X 8" 10.00
Portfolio Case 15.00

Demo CD

Aimed at singers who need a demo CD for promotion and for sale at gigs, this is the complete service to get your demo CD out there.

  • Recording in the studio with backing tracks of your choice
  • Mixed and mastered recordings
  • Photoshoot in our photo studio
  • CD cover artwork
  • Optional CD Duplication service

If it's your first time in the studio (recording or photo) then we will guide you through and make it a fun experience and achieve the results needed.


Vocalist Demo CD

  • 1 hour studio session with backing tracks
  • Photoshoot
  • CD Cover artwork
  • Edited and delivered ready for printing to CD
  • MP3 copies for digital sharing
£150

Recording Intro

Ideal for beginners and amateur singers. Your chance to record your own cover song produced to professional standards. Makes an ideal gift

  • 1/2 hour studio session with backing track
  • MP3 copies for digital sharing
£65

Featured Vocalists

Producers, DJ's - you need a vocal for your next production. Affinity specialise in matching vocalists and producers. Tell us what style and type of vocal you are looking for and we will shortlist a number of vocalists for you to audition through the sample tracks provided. We can then organise the vocal studio sessions and send them to you for mixing.

Need lyrics? That can be all sorted too!

 


Audio Mastering

Paul Ashton is Berklee qualified in audio mastering. Your tracks will be mastered and prepared to Red Book standards for CD production or digital release.

We can also provide ISRC codes and bar codes for correct registering of your tracks


P.A. and Music Equipment Hire

  • From 1000W to 5000W With or without sound engineer
  • Drums Shell and hardware kits. BYO snare + breakables or Full kits with snare and cymbals