how much do you charge?

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KVRAF
6611 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:55 pm

Hey guys, i wanted to check what you guys charge normally and how do you handle the fees?
E.g. how much do you charge per music track and do you take also royalty fees if someone sells a product which features your music?
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KVRAF
2985 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:19 am

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85885 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:16 am

how long is a piece of string?

KVRist
159 posts since 6 Mar, 2017

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:55 am

What is it you expect to charge for?

What service are you providing in return for the fee?

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KVRAF
5221 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:00 am

20 for a handy
50 & up for anything else
Never call me on a Sunday
Living rent free

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KVRAF
31166 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:10 am

Caine123 wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:55 pm
how much do you charge per music track and do you take also royalty fees if someone sells a product which features your music?
Can you be more specific? Charge who for what exactly?

KVRist
159 posts since 6 Mar, 2017

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:10 am

Within the music industry, different services or products attract different charges, also your status within the industry will have a big influence. I am guessing that as you needed to ask the vague question that you have, you are not an established professional so that will affect the answers to your question.

To allow anyone to give you a reasonable answer you must provide full details including the country that you are based is as different rates apply in different countrys.

Acording to your user information, you list FL Studio as your DAW.
This will also limit you on a professional level depending on what exactly it is you are doing, what your services are and more importantly, who is it that you intend to levy a charge against.

The devil is in the details....

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KVRAF
5927 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:20 am

If I'm ever commissioned to make music, I will work that out with the potential client depending on what they're asking for.

I did a half-hour set for an internet radio show, no money offered nor asked for. I also have a couple of agreements with people allowing them to use my music for specific non-profit purposes. My albums are all pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp (when people are nice enough to throw a few dollars, and they frequently are, that's great). I spend $0 and very little effort on promotion.

event2020 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:10 am
Acording to your user information, you list FL Studio as your DAW.
:eyeroll: A pro is not "someone who uses Pro Tools"

Banned
393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:03 am

event2020 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:10 am
Acording to your user information, you list FL Studio as your DAW.
This will also limit you on a professional level depending on what exactly it is you are doing, what your services are and more importantly, who is it that you intend to levy a charge against.
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KVRist
421 posts since 3 Feb, 2018

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:18 pm

I don’t sell my tracks. But you can hire me on an hourly basis to make something you can keep the rights over. No royalty split nonsense. Rates depend on how much I like you, the project and so on.. and also how much creative control I get. So let’s say 50-100 euro/hour.. something like that. Below that it’s really not worth it but if it’s a quick job I’m more inclined to do it as a favor.

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