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Film score pricing Q

Post by annayarbrough » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:39 pm

I have a question for all of you folk more experienced in scoring film!

I just got contacted by a someone who wants me to score his work.

I've done a little bit of this kind of thing on a work-for-hire basis before, but it has been smaller sections or scenes. Which begs the question—any idea on how I should be determining rates? Anyone got a good formula?

Would love to know what's "standard"... then I can adjust from there depending on the details of the project (still waiting to hear back with more info).




(Also—if anyone has any general advice, tips, or comments on process I would LOVE to hear them!!)

Thanks a mil :D
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Post by mirwin33 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:17 pm

I actually had a guy ask me the same thing a month or so ago. I found that Berklee College has a resource online that tells you the average salary of just about every musical job you can think of, both professional and independent. It was the first time I was asked this also and it at least gave me a tangible starting point that I could reference for what I knew about this project and its budget.
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Post by cosmicdolphin » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:31 am

annayarbrough wrote:
(Also—if anyone has any general advice, tips, or comments on process I would LOVE to hear them!!)
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/ ... ioned-Work
annayarbrough wrote: Thanks a mil :D
( charge less than that )

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Post by funsongs » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:09 am

Congrats, Anna - and good luck locking down the job; sounds like an awesome opportunity & challenge.
Keep us posted on the process and progress, as you are able.
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Post by annayarbrough » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:09 am

mirwin33 wrote:I actually had a guy ask me the same thing a month or so ago. I found that Berklee College has a resource online that tells you the average salary of just about every musical job you can think of, both professional and independent. It was the first time I was asked this also and it at least gave me a tangible starting point that I could reference for what I knew about this project and its budget.
Hope this helps.
Ahh yes, I've seen this before. Problem is that it doesn't break anything down on a per-project basis, or account for all the variables (type of instrumentation, length, etc). Handy to have a copy of this though, so thanks for posting it! I had totally forgotten it existed.

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Post by annayarbrough » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:27 am

Handy little form! Thanks for that!
cosmicdolphin wrote:
annayarbrough wrote: Thanks a mil :D
( charge less than that )
But I don't wanna

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Post by annayarbrough » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:32 am

funsongs wrote:Congrats, Anna - and good luck locking down the job; sounds like an awesome opportunity & challenge.
Keep us posted on the process and progress, as you are able.
Cheers.
Your San Diego Fan Club. :)
Thanks Peter! Looks like the project will be starting December/January. Looking forward to the experience!

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Re: Film score pricing Q

Post by cosmicdolphin » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:10 pm

annayarbrough wrote:
( charge less than that )
But I don't wanna[/quote]

OK, but I get 51% of the creative fee and all the publishing :twisted:

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