New York-based mastering facility Masterdisk has established a strategic partnership with DVD development and authoring firm NewYorkDVD.

New York-based mastering facility Masterdisk has established a strategic partnership with DVD development and authoring firm NewYorkDVD. The alliance allows Masterdisk to offer its music clients full-service DVD production and postproduction, authoring, design and replication.

NewYorkDVD, which will move to Masterdisk's facility at 545 W. 45th St., will remain managed by founder and lead producer Brian Brodeur.

NewYorkDVD is known for instructional and studio music titles, and has also worked on DVDs such as "Rod Stewart Live at the Royal Albert Hall" and "Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration and Bass Day 2002." Brodeur plans significant expansion of DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD title production for Masterdisk.

Masterdisk was acquired in May by Mesa, Ariz.-based Viastar Corp., a music and film distribution and production company.