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Top 10 Affordable Video Recording Studios for Musicians (2023)


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

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”

Laid Bare 

  • Encore Partner: Quote “ENCORE” when enquiring to get 5% off Tier 1 videos, 10% off Tier 2 videos!
  • Location: London
  • Price: From £150. Download price lists here (Standard Venue, Exclusive Venue).
  • About: Laid Bare is a musical community designed to serve as a platform for emerging artists, offering a range of services to help develop and launch unsigned acts. They specialise in music videos for pop performers.
  • Video quality: 8/10
  • Recommended for: acoustic guitarists, rock bands, singers.

Crouch End Studios  

  • Encore Partner: Quote “ENCORE” when enquiring to get 10% off
  • Location: London
  • Price: Standard rate for recording, mix & master is £500 (ex. VAT) for a full day 9.30am-7.30pm + £250 (ex VAT) for filming and edit
  • About: Crouch End Studios is a contemporary recording studio tucked away in the mews of an old dairy farm in North London. As well as recording, the aesthetics of the building make for a great filming location and the spacious live room can be used for rehearsals and pre-production. They’ve hosted sessions for NPR, The Late Show, Amazon and NME​.
  • Video quality: 8/10
  • Recommended for: original artists, soloists, full bands.




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: £350 for soloist or duo, £550 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.



More studios

For more studios check out are database of great video and photography studios here.



Jonny Venvell

Jonny is Encore's Head of Artist Relations.

He's responsible for supporting and helping musicians on the platform and writes most of the musician-facing articles on the blog. He can usually be found singing in choirs, drumming in bands, or nodding meaningfully to particularly good chords in London's jazz bars.

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