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Top 10 Affordable Video Recording Studios for Musicians


Having a great showreel to display your musicianship to clients is an essential part of your Encore profile. 

Clients will often base their decision about which musician to book on the quality of the media on your profile, so investing in a good showreel should be top of your to-do list if you want to secure work online. 

Finding the right videography company who’ll produce a high-quality video for a good price can be difficult though, so we’ve compiled a list of the companies which we think do this best. We’ve also secured exclusive Encore member discounts for our top 3 videographers. 

If you’re unsure about which type of showreels you need on your profile, read this guide first: 3 Video Showreels Every Musician Needs to Win Bookings Online

Encore member discounts


    • Encore Partner: All Encore members get 10% off Motionsonic videos!
    • Location: Birmingham / Essex
    • Price: from £765
    • About: Motionsonic shoot videos which include high quality live multitrack audio recording to capture the raw energy of your act. Not being pinned to a single studio location, they can also travel to your preferred location.
    • Video quality: 9/10
    • Recommended for: solo artists, function bands, originals bands.

Mill Media Co

  • Encore Partner: All Encore members get a free promo video worth £200.
  • Location: Manchester
  • Price: £750+ (3 hour session and up to 3 pieces of music)
  • About: Originally specialising in classical concerts and recordings Mill Sessions has since branched out into offering high-quality videos for musicians of all genres. Venue includes grand piano.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: classical musicians, acoustic duos, pop originals artists.

Troika Productions

  • Encore Partner: Quote “ENCORE” when enquiring to get 10% off!
  • Location: London
  • Price: from £200
  • About: Troika specialises in beautifully shot videos for classical soloists – particularly suitable for lieder and opera singers.
  • Video quality: 8/10
  • Recommended for: classical musicians, singers.
Richard Latham sings Schubert’s “Rastlose liebe”

Other suppliers

Fieldgate Studios (Best Video Quality)

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Price: upon request
  • About: Recording studio offering beautifully-shot video. The main studio has an area of 500 square feet and houses a brand new 7’6 Fazioli concert grand piano. Other instruments include a Fender Rhodes, a Hammond Organ, and drum kits by DW and Gretsch.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: musicians who are looking to create a classy, atmospheric aesthetic with their music.

The Preservation Room (Best Price)

  • Location: London
  • Price: £150 for soloist, £200/£250 duo/trio, £300 band (5 hours filming session)
  • About: Duo of videographers specialising in producing warmly lit music videos in their wood-panelled living room at very competitive prices. Their videos range from classical to afrobeat and everything in between.
  • Video quality: 8/10
  • Recommended for: any artist comfortable with an unusual setting for a music video.

Resident Studios (Best Audio Quality)

  • Location: London
  • Price: £295+ (1 song)
  • About: Experienced recording studio, offering professional music video production and live session recording. Their expertise as sound engineers really shows in the quality of their audio production.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: function bands, acoustic duos, and just about any musician who wants to sound good in their videos.

Apple and Biscuit

  • Location: London
  • Price: Upon request
  • About: Videographer specialising in classical recordings and EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) with a high attention to sound quality.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: string quartets, orchestras, choirs, classical music festivals.

Video Ink

  • Location: Manchester
  • Price: upon request
  • About: Young artistic videography company specialising in cinematic music videos, but also producing high-quality showreels.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: high energy acts, experienced originals artists, large jazz and funk bands.

OYFE Productions

  • Location: Kent
  • Price: £349 for 6 hours recording session (inc. 3-4 mixed and mastered songs in Mp3 format; 1 professionally filmed studio style music video; 10-15 promotional photographs)
  • About: Wedding and events-filming company also offering showreel and music video production
  • Video quality: 7/10
  • Recommended for: early-stage musicians, Kent-based musicians.

Miloco Studios

  • Locations: London / Oxford / Kent
  • Price: £300+
  • About: An international recording studio service, offering recording and video production services in over 40 locations around the UK. They’ve produced videos from everyone to local choirs to Adele, but because they’re a franchise we can’t vouch for the quality of every individual studio.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: musicians looking for a high-end video recording experience.

Jonny Venvell

Encore Community Manager, singer, oboist, jazz gig goer.

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