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Record live bass guitar remotely, with session musicians like...
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Itaiguara Brandão

World famous bassist, on Sony & BMG record labels. Itaiguara plays the electric bass guitar and plucked double bass (not bowed).

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Marta Garrett

World-class singer in Portuguese, Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish and English languages.

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Nate Barnes

World-class drummer, writer, producer and multi-Instrumentalist, with over 15 years of professional experience.

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Record live double bass remotely, with session musicians like...
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Itaiguara Brandão

World famous bassist, on Sony & BMG record labels. Itaiguara plays the electric bass guitar and plucked double bass (not bowed).

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Record live cello remotely, with session musicians like...
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Joe Zeitlin

Royal Academy of Music graduate, professional cellist and composer. Music score required for booking (no improvisation sessions).

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Record live upright piano remotely, with session musicians like...
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James Graham

World-class keyboardist, composer and songwriter, with over 10 years of professional experience. Plays upright piano, electric piano (Nord Stage 2 and Wurlitzer) and electric Organ (Hammond).

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Record live electric piano remotely, with session musicians like...
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James Graham


World-class keyboardist, composer and songwriter, with over 10 years of professional experience. Plays upright piano, electric piano (Nord Stage 2 and Wurlitzer) and electric Organ (Hammond).

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James Graham


World-class keyboardist, composer and songwriter, with over 10 years of professional experience. Plays upright piano, electric piano (Nord Stage 2 and Wurlitzer) and electric Organ (Hammond).

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Make your music real.

Be at the centre of your own network of curated musicians.
Music created by you. Recorded live by professionals.

Professional artists

We've hired the top 1% of session musician talent, rigorously tested for guaranteed quality and satisfaction

Unlimited sessions

Simply book as many livestream sessions with as many musicians as you need, whenever you need them

100% ownership

We're here to help you produce your best music yet. You keep 100% ownership and copyright.

"Yes, I'm very happy with the recording! Gorgeous and very expressive! It's a dream to have my pieces brought to life so beautifully and it's a wonderful experience working with you."

Saher Galt, Composer & Producer, LA

"Not only did the recordings turn out great but we got tons of footage as well to use for our promos. In a content rich world this is super handy.""

Lefroy Verghese, Director of Business Development at BMG

"Just as I got the recording back, I mixed it, I mastered it and sent it to our local Classic FM where I live in South Africa... and they started playing it! It was like a dream come true."

Gregory Nottingham, Composer

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to full artistic realisation.

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Book your sessions. Book unlimited sessions and prepare for each by uploading your music files and telling us about your track. Every session is 30 mins long, plenty of time to record 2-3 full takes & more.

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Join your session. Your session will be held over livestream with high quality audio and video. Your musician will come to the session prepared, and they’ll be able to create ideas with you on the fly.

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Receive your files. Receive all of your stems no more than 24 hours after every session, in your preferred format. Upload them directly into your DAW. Perfectly integrated with your workflow.

Unlimited recording sessions,
one simple price.

Support musicians,
support the industry.

We all know how devastating the pandemic has been for the music industry. We employ most session musicians full time and hold all sessions remotely. We're actively trying to create more opportunities to revitalise the industry, safely. You're directly making a difference, while taking your music further than ever before.

Are you a talented & dedicated session musician, with a quality home studio, looking for a full time position? If so, you can apply to work with musiversal here.

Frequently asked questions

How can you pay your musicians well if I only pay $99 per month?

We are a high-growth music technology startup, mostly all musicians ourselves, and we are committed to creating a music industry that works for everyone. We are creating stable jobs, part-time and full-time, for musicians in an industry where stable jobs rarely exist; only gigs do. We partner with musicians globally and the compensation we offer varies according to the local cost of living, demand and seniority of the individual musician. For example, our part-time salaries for musicians in the US currently range from $1,500 to $2,000 per month ($48,000 full-time equivalent).

We pride ourselves on paying above and beyond union rates, as well as above the average salary of the musicians' countries of residence. Because our musicians are employed on a part time or full time basis, it means that they can focus on what they do best: playing and recording music for you. That means they don't spend time doing things like marketing or even commuting, and it's also the reason why we can charge just $99 for the musiversal subscription!

What's included in my 5 day free trial?

With the 5 day free trial you can book an unlimited number of recording sessions with all of our session musicians and you can invite as many people along to your livestream sessions as you wish. Our mission is to empower music creators to make more music, whether you're on a free trial or fully subscribed.

The intention with the free trial is give you a taste of what value we're providing, with enough time to experience the recording sessions in order to empower you in your decision to subscribe or not.

What happens when my free trial ends?

When your 5 day free trial is over, you'll be automatically registered into the paid subscription, which costs $99 per month (this is a limited time offer and we'll be increasing the price of the subscription to $199 next year). You will automatically be charged $99 and payments will be charged monthly thereafter.

If you do not wish to register for the paid subscription, you may cancel during your free trial by contacting us by email at hello@musiversal.com, or by instant chat. If you cancel your membership during the free trial, you will not be registered for the paid subscription and therefore you will not be charged when your free trial is over. Upon canceling during the free trial, any sessions you've booked will be canceled.

What's included in the monthly subscription?

The moment you subscribe, you'll be able to book recording sessions with all of of our session musicians. That's right - unrestricted access, no limits.

Our mission is making music production 10x cheaper and easier, thus empowering music creators to make more music. We want to help you turn your unrealised tracks into the realest, best music you've ever produced.


Once you're subscribed, you can start booking in sessions and start recording, just as you did in your free trial. You can also invite as many friends, family, colleagues and clients to join your recording sessions as well, so they can watch the magic happen and follow your music journey.

It's a monthly rolling subscription, which means you're not locked in to a yearly contract and you can cancel at any time.

What pricing tiers do you offer?

In a world full of noise and confusion, we've decided to keep things simple. That's why we only offer one pricing tier: unlimited access for $99 per month. This is an exclusive launch offer and next year we will be raising the price of the subscription to $199 per month.

Which payment options do you accept?

We accept payments from PayPal as well as STRIPE, which accepts payments from Visa (Debit/Credit), MasterCard, American Express and Apple Pay.

How can I cancel my subscription?

To cancel, please contact us. You can do this by sending us an email at hello@musiversal.com or talking to us via the instant chat.

What happens when I cancel my subscription?

Your subscription will still be valid until the end of your monthly subscription period. That means your upcoming sessions will still be booked in, and you can still book new sessions until the end of your subscription month. After your subscription month expires, you will no longer be able to book recording sessions and any sessions scheduled beyond your subscription end date will be canceled.

If you change your mind after you've contacted us requesting to cancel, and instead wish to keep your subscription, just let us know and we'll resume it for you.

What gear do the session musicians have?

Every session musician has a professional home studio setup, with world-class instruments and industry standard equipment. You can find each musician's selection of instruments and gear list on their profile.

What's the quality of the session musicians like?

Ah, they're so awful it'll make your ears bleed!

That's a joke. We've spent a lot of time with music scouts in capital cities across the globe, who know the local market inside-out. They've sent us the top 1% of their list, and we've gone one step further by putting every musician through a thorough and selective testing process, and only accepting the very best.

Our criteria for musicians includes being incredible musicians, competent technicians, having a top-tier professional home recording studio, being brilliant communicators and possessing the ability to operate with integrity and authenticity.

So don't worry, you're in very safe hands. But we'll let the quality of your received music files speak to that!

What availability do the musicians have?

Our session musicians are typically available for recording sessions any time between 11am and 8pm (BST) on weekdays. However, individual musician schedules may vary. You can find our musicians' schedules by visiting their profiles and starting the booking process to view their full availability calendars.

When is the earliest I can book in a session?

You can book recording sessions 36 hours ahead of time. So if it's Monday 9am, the earliest session you can book is Tuesday 9pm.

Bear in mind that we request you submit your pre-session info & files at least 24 hours before the session, so do allow enough time to do this.

Remember that we'll send you your session streaming links 24 hours ahead of the session, so you can share the links with your friends, family and clients and give them enough time to plan ahead, and join you for the magic.

How far in advance can I book in a session?

You can book sessions up to one month in advance.

What is a 'session' and how do sessions work?

musiversal provides remote recording sessions which are delivered by our employed session musicians. Every session is held over livestream, using Zoom for the visual feed and Audio Movers for a high quality audio feed. Every session is 30 minutes long, which we've found is plenty of time to record 2-3 full takes of a typical 3 minute song.

The way it works is simple: all you have to do is choose the instrument you'd like recorded on your track, then select one of our musicians to deliver the session.


Once you've scheduled in the session date/time, we'll request for you to provide some information about your track, as well as to send us your music files. You'll receive the video and audio livestream links 24 hours before your session is due to begin, so that you have enough time to invite your friends and colleagues to join the livestream.


During the session, you'll be able to meet and chat to the musician, direct the recording and do a couple of full takes, as well as any overdubs if time allows. You'll receive all of the files directly in your own Google Drive folder (and notified about this by email) no later than 24 hours after the session.

If you didn't have enough time to record all the takes you needed, your unlimited subscription means that you can book in another session whenever you're ready.

How long are the sessions?

Every session is 30 minutes long, which we've found is plenty of time to record 2-3 full takes of a typical 3 minutes song. There'll also be time at the start to get acquainted with the musician, and time to wrap up at the end.

Where do the sessions take place?

Every session is held remotely over livestream. Of course, we understand that nothing beats the real experience of being in the studio. But we've done our absolute best to make sure that your experience is as close to that as it possibly can be, and it's definitely the safest way to operate during the pandemic. Our employed session musicians have a full, professional recording set up in their home studios, and we use the best quality video and audio streams out there.

With your subscription, you can invite your friends, colleagues and clients to join the recording session as well! Everything combined, our subscribers have said that the remote sessions are not only safe (a must-have during these times) but that the experience is just like being right there in the studio.

How many sessions can I book every month?

Unlimited. Sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Book as many recording sessions until you're heart's content, and your music fully realized!

Can I book e.g. 20 sessions with any given musician?

Yes. You can book as many remote sessions with our musicians as you wish. You can even book sessions with multiple musicians at the same time! We really mean it when we say unlimited.

How far along in my track do I need to be before booking a session?

You can book a session no matter what stage you're at with your track. It can even just be an idea or a simple voice recording. Our musicians will help take your idea and turn it into a reality.

What happens after I book a session?

We’ll request more info about your track, such as the title, bpm and a reference track. We’ll also provide you with a link where you can send us your music files, which you'll need to send us at least 24 hours ahead of the session. Then, 24 hours before your session, we'll send you the livestream links - which you can forward on to any guests who you'd like to attend.

What do you need to know about my track ahead of a recording session?

When you book, we'll ask you to provide a few details about your track as well as request your music files. Specifically, we'll ask about the style of your piece, for a reference track and other details like the length, settings (bit depth/ sample rate) and BPM, if you have them. In addition to any files you might have of your current track, this is everything we need to know in order for our session musicians to fully prepare for your recording session.

What format do I need to send my music files?

We accept WAV, AIFF or MP3 files. Please supply us with clearly named stems. You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of your song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). All files must be of the same duration, sample rate and bit depth.

Do I need to install any software to join the sessions?

All you need is Zoom (to join the video live stream during your session) and a good internet connection. You can download and install Zoom on https://zoom.us/download

What's the sound quality like during my session?

You will be able to listen to the high quality audio feed directly from the artist’s DAW. It’s like you’re right there in the studio - no sound compromise! We currently use AudioMovers software, which is well-recognized and respected in the industry. To access the audio feed, you just need to click the link we send you, and it'll open up directly in your browser.

How many people can join my session and how do I invite them?

You can invite an unlimited number of guests to join your live recording sessions! We'll send you the session links 24 hours before it starts, which will include a Zoom link for the video feed and an Audiomovers link for the audio feed. So, your guests will need to have Zoom downloaded to attend the session (the audio link simply opens up in a web browser). We recommend that you and your guests join at least 5 minutes before the session is due to begin, to mitigate against any technical problems and to ensure that your session goes smoothly without any undesirable interruptions.

If you know that more than 20 people will be joining your session, please let us know with plenty of notice, because we'll need to set up a private streaming session on YouTube (so as to not impact the audio quality of your stream).

Is it appropriate to invite my client for the live stream session?

We believe in and recommend keeping clients informed with work in progress, similarly to David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried' recommendations (2013 - Remote, Office not required). That sharing work in progress only strengthens the shared feeling of ownership and fosters a better collaboration.

That said, it still depends on your working relationship and your way of doing business. Our musicians are top professionals and you can count on us delivering on our end.

With the subscription, you can invite unlimited guests to your sessions. If you think that more than 20 people will attend, please let us know, because we'll need to create a private streaming link for you on YouTube.

Can I take screenshots during the sessions, or record them?

You may, and we recommend that you do! Every recording session is a really cool experience. Your music is being realised in front of your eyes, and played by incredible musicians. So, feel free to share any screenshots and recordings on your social media. If you tag us @wearemusiveral, we'll reshare to our own following and help grow your audience even further.

What happens if I am late for my session?

We strongly recommend that you do your upmost to be on time for sessions, ideally joining the Zoom and Audio links at least 5 minutes before you're due to begin. In the event that you're late, your session musician will have already started recording on your track. Their schedules are tight and we want to ensure we're providing maximum value for you, using your scheduled time to the full, whether you're present or not.

How can I reschedule or cancel my upcoming bookings?

Yes. If you'd like to reschedule or cancel your upcoming session, please let us know at least 24 hours before the session, by contacting us at hello@musiversal.com, or by instant chat. If you do not inform us at least 24 hours before the session, we will assume that your session is going ahead as planned.

What do I receive after my session and when do I receive it?

After your recording session, we'll send you stems of every recorded take in WAV or AIFF format (whichever you prefer). You'll receive all of your files directly to your email inbox, via Google Drive, no later than 24 hours after your session.

Do I keep audio rights ownership of my tracks? What about synchronization to film?

Yes, you keep ownership of all your rights. Both copyright and recording rights are yours perpetually and worldwide. All musiversal recordings are 100% buyouts.

You have permission to use the recordings delivered by musiversal for commercial purposes without paying additional fees or royalties.