Hidden Masters explained
Many artists who were popular 30 to 40 years ago have extensive musical legacies that have never been properly documented or even digitised because the masters’ rights holders do not, for whatever reasons, deem it cost-effective to properly research and create bodies of work that have real appeal for the fans.
Therefore, it is hardly surprising that shoddy re-releases prevail, that most are compiled in the most frugal manner possible – representing minimal value to purchasers – or that the internet has been awash for years with illegal sites offering free downloads of non-digitised work.
HiddenMasters is a pioneering contemporary music archive service – established to serve this important but neglected market.
By combining specialist knowledge to exhaustive research and digital renovation, HiddenMasters facilitates the discovery of long-forgotten music within artist’s catalogues that masters’ rights holders in many instances don’t even know exists.
In doing so, HiddenMasters generates previously untapped revenue streams for those masters’ rights owners as well as publishers and artists alike.
Further to which, by working exclusively with PledgeMusic’s direct-to-fan pre-order methodology, Hidden Masters are able to create limited run 1st. editions which have the capacity to deliver higher than standard licensing income.
Each set is career defining, being the aural equivalent of a Genesis Editions book.
All are undertaken in full collaboration with the artist or their estate while exemplary design and packaging is standard.
A number of omnibus editions (some of which are detailed on these pages) are at various stages of research and development.