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Re: Why a Music Library Might REGRET They Signed You

Post by Paulie » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:06 pm

I never bounce alt mixes until I know which client a project is going to. I have a file on my desktop that lists the file formats and alt mix expectations for the libraries I regularly write for. When it is time to deliver content to a client, I then go to the "delivery" aspect of the business where I bounce alts and fill out meta data sheets. There are no standards in this industry, each library is unique. Some have portals, others want file transfers. Some want a main mix only, others want eight different alt mixes per track, and others want individual stems (rare, and annoying, but still it's a thing). This is a business, if you want to make money at it you should play by the rules.
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Re: Why a Music Library Might REGRET They Signed You

Post by cosmicdolphin » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:17 pm

Paulie wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:06 pm
I never bounce alt mixes until I know which client a project is going to. I have a file on my desktop that lists the file formats and alt mix expectations for the libraries I regularly write for. When it is time to deliver content to a client, I then go to the "delivery" aspect of the business where I bounce alts and fill out meta data sheets. There are no standards in this industry, each library is unique. Some have portals, others want file transfers. Some want a main mix only, others want eight different alt mixes per track, and others want individual stems (rare, and annoying, but still it's a thing). This is a business, if you want to make money at it you should play by the rules.
Yeah , I keep a note on my spreadsheet what they expect but as far as the file format goes I have all those built into an export preset so I just have to pick the name of the library and it bounces what they want.

I'm always happy to provide stems as it's just a one button export in my DAW and it does them all ( takes 15 - 20 mins for it to crunch through them all though ) so I go and get a tea or coffee whilst it's beavering away

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