What I Charge

Posted: November 11, 2017 in Pricing

So here’s what I find works for me right now (note: no on-site tracking or co-mixing during pandemic. Only remote work.):

General hourly rate (inclusive of these services: producing, arranging, tracking, mixing, mastering): 50.00 hr. (2 hour minimum)

Single song deal: 400.00 per song. Includes tracking, mixing, mastering, and any producing or arranging.

Cd deal: 4200.00 for an up-to-11 song CD. Includes tracking, mixing, mastering, and any producing or arranging. 

EP deal: 2500.00 for an up-to-6 song EP. Includes tracking, mixing, mastering and any producing or arranging.

Mastering only: 100.00 per song

Daily Rate: 450.00 flat fee for a 1 to 10 hour day, inclusive of studio setup, tear-down, cleanup, and to bounce and send stems (so on average between 5-6 hours of tracking max. per day, depending on the setup, number of instruments, etc.). If you want the stems comped and cleaned before they’re bounced and sent for mixing (removing noise, stripping silence between parts,  fades, etc., you’ll need to factor that in as well at 55.00 per hour. This could be as much as 1-2 hours per song depending on number of tracks (especially with drums).

I expect 1/2 on the front end, and the other half when the project is done.

For a good video on song and album costs from the great folks on the SonicScoop podcast, go to the following link and begin at about 9:00 minutes in: https://youtu.be/mB9_ilSut5k

For my rationale.

I hope this promotes clarity. Now – back to work!

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