Press Release – Partner Announcement


Premium AI mastering service Masterchannel announces partnership with bitbird

Oslo – March 2, 2022

The AI-driven premium mastering service Masterchannel and bitbird have partnered up to provide world class mastering to all participants at the “Create Together” – Campaign hosted by bitbird.

“Create Together” is a one-month long campaign where artists from all around the globe come together to share ideas and produce music. The campaign is in its third edition and the goal for artists is to showcase their talent and get the chance to be a part of the “Create Together”-compilation which will be released in June/July. During the campaign, there will be hosted several weekly Masterclasses from some of electronic music’s biggest acts, including the artist San Holo and AK, in addition to the renowned DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Ableton.

When finalizing their tracks, artists participating in this campaign will be offered premium mastering, using the studio-grade mastering tool provided by Masterchannel, for a $11 flat rate, no matter the resolution. This applies to all 3 of their resolutions from Lossless ($20.95) to Hi-Res Lossless ($25.95) and Ultimate ($30.95).

Masterchannel aims to democratise the mastering process, offering a premium service at an affordable price, and per track instead of a subscription. This flexibility will be hugely attractive to smaller labels with limited recording budgets, and also opens up opportunities for artists to supply studio-level sound enhancement in earlier demo versions of their tracks.

Christian Ringstad Schultz, Co-founder and CEO Masterchannel, says: «We’re happy to partner up with bitbird as they have immense experience working with indie artists with a diverse background, and their portfolio of artists is a great fit for us and our premium mastering tool.»

About Masterchannel:

Masterchannel is a Norwegian company founded in 2020 and offers a best-in-class AI-driven music mastering solution. The company recently raised over $350,000 in investment via StartupLab, the most active early-stage investor in Norway. StartupLab also additionally announced Masterchannel as part of its Accelerator batch 11 where selected companies receive extra support. Its co-founders are:

– Simon Hestermann: Co-founder and CTO. Simon is a Mastering and Software Engineer and a former Lead DSP Engineer at Worldcoin. He was also an Audio Researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT and holds a patent in object-based spatial audio mastering.

– Christian Ringstad Schultz: Co-founder and CEO. He is currently on leave from his position as a PhD in Data-driven business models. Christian was co-founder of the web-based gaming company and the Irish gaming technology conference DGC. He has been a producer and DJ for 14 years.

– Tom Stræte Lagergren: Better known as the world-famous DJ and music producer Matoma. Tom has achieved over 3 billion streams worldwide and collaborated with world-famous artists incl. Mike Posner, Becky Hill, The Vamps, and Dua Lipa. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Technology from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology.

About bitbird:

bitbird is an independent record label and creative company based in The Hague, Netherlands founded by Sander van Dijck in 2014. The label is jointly run by Sander van Dijck’s manager Budi Voogt and his longtime friend and associate Thorwald van den Akker, who is also the label’s creative director and co-founder.

While bitbird is known primarily for releasing the electronic dance music subgenre future bass, they have also released a wide variety of genres including classical music, R&B, trap, and electronica. bitbird is most known for releasing music by artists such as San Holo, Droeloe, Taska Black, Duskus, and BeauDamian.

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