Welcome to the home of independent music
We’ve been helping musicians succeed since 1946
Disc Makers empowers artists to do what they love
Disc Makers is the world’s largest CD, DVD, and Blu-ray manufacturer for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses. We offer everything you need to make your release successful, including duplication, replication, printing, graphic design, audio mastering, DVD authoring, worldwide distribution, and so much more.
1946Disc Makers started as the Ballen Record Company. Gotham Records was one of our most popular labels.
5,000,000We make over 5 million CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays a year and 97% of that is from independent artists.
350We employ over 350 people in 6 locations in the US. We make everything in our HQ in Pennsauken, NJ.
Our goal is to help independents – musicians, filmmakers, and small businesses — compete head-to-head with larger companies. That’s why we make the industry’s best CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and why we offer all the creative, distribution, and fulfillment services our customers need to succeed.
We didn’t invent independent music. We just made it a reality.
In 1946, Ivin Ballen founded a record label in Philadelphia called The Ballen Record Company. The company, and its various imprints, including Gotham Records, would go on to produce music by early R&B pioneers like Roy Smeck and Bill Doggett.
Because there were no other record plants in the Philadelphia area, Ivin built his own and began pressing 78’s for his artists as well as for other local labels. Within a few years the record-pressing side of the business became more successful than the label and in 1959 the company’s name was changed to Disc Makers.
Before Disc Makers came along, independent artists had to go to eight different vendors in order to make a record. We put everything in one place, making it for the first time easy and affordable to for an artist to release an album without label support—essentially creating the independent music industry as we know it today..
While our products have evolved with the times, from vinyl to CD and beyond, our mission has always remained the same: Empowering independent artists to pursue what they love.
Disc Makers is part of the AVL Digital Group, whose main goal is to help musicians, authors, artists, and businesses manufacture, distribute, and promote their creative work both online and off. With offices across the United States, AVL consists of some of the most respected brands in the music and book publishing industries, including Disc Makers, Disc Production Services, CD Baby, BookBaby and HostBaby.