Hey, I happen to be looking for some quick business end advice. I've been researching a bit, but can't seem to find my answer. I've always come to this site and found a lot of intelligent answers (I basically come and read forums here almost every day for a couple years now, and feel I've learned quite a bit aside from my schooling), So i now come asking for a little advice. First the situation: So, I've just recently graduated from college (end of april), an Audio Post Production program, and my program co-ordinator received an email from a photography business who is slowly moving into making small promotional type videos that would be posted on youtube. Anywhere from 2-5 min long, and she's looking for the post work, but primarily for the music that's going to be created for them. Well, the my professor/program co-ordinator apparently "highly recommended" me to her for the job, however, I never focused on creating music; I've, more or less, focus on the sound design, cleaning audio, foley etc, portion of post work. I have done some creating/writing of music in my projects during this past year (about 3-4), I wouldn't exactly call it "AMAZING!", but i found it fits. I've never thought about getting into this side of post, but i became recommended, so I'm sending her some work from projects to see what she thinks of the creation of music. Now the question: She had asked that when i send her the material, to also send her a pricings of what I'd charge for it. Now, feeling quite amateurish in the creating of music (which seems to be what she is looking for primarily, with little other things) and after looking up what others charge I felt smacked in the face. I've seen anywhere from from 800-1500 per minute of music. I like the idea of per minute, or per second of music (based on how many instruments). But I don't feel my work could warrant those prices and definitely don't want to soil a name right out of the gate. I hear all the time "don't undersell yourself" through out the program, in articles of I've read etc... but I also don't want to oversell, nor do I want it to be a negative reflection of how the industry works. So, I'm asking basically, if people had ideas as to costs for charging for this kind of job when one is just starting out. I guess I should point out I'm from Canada, if that changes how things are done at all. But any advice is appreciated, Thanks in advance.