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Mastering for streaming services

Postby brianlee408 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:05 pm

Hi all,

Maybe this has been covered on this forum, but no matter how much I look through the internet I can't figure out how to master my music for Spotify and Apple Music.

I'm not saying my music has to be the loudest--my music is just so much quieter than every other song on Spotify. Here's an example: https://open.spotify.com/album/7DMgr9WPXkN3jSY1ws7ZXT

I use ableton, and I got my music to -14 LUFS, but it's still quiet on Spotify. I'm beginning to think that I can't make my music loud enough on Spotify on my own. Is there something blatant that I'm missing? I'm assuming I just need the help of an actual mastering engineer.

Is there any trusted service that I can send my music to so that it can be mastered to be loud enough?

Thanks
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Re: Mastering for streaming services

Postby James Perrett » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:57 pm

Once everything kicked in it didn't sound particularly quiet to me - but that track did take a long time to actually get going. There could be some psychology at work here too - artists often think that their own songs sound quieter on the radio than everyone elses.
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