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How Much? Music Arrangement, Lyrics & Music compose...

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by ray1018, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Thanks to all friends again!!! :D
    Really, appreciate to your useful info!!

    1) Music Arrangement for a pop song -
    2) Composing a Music & Lyric -

    What's the average charges of the Music Arrangement & the Song and Lyric compose?
    I heard that some charge about $2200 for a M.Arrangement (ofcause this is famours and busy arranger in the commercial line) & some charge about $1k,$1.2k...additional live instruments like Bass or Guitar will be add-on $200 each.
    About Lyric & Music composing, some charge around $1.5k both and $1k each.
    Is this the average? or I'm out of date? :p higher or lesser nowadays?
  2. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Bump!! :p
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    I charge more than that for arranging, but the rate varies depending on the number of parts. If I get a production contract, composing or arranging within the production is at a reduced rate. I don't do lyrics - they are always a given.
  4. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Thanks Boswell,

    What about if the deal is on EACH Song:

    1) Pop Song Arrangement with Programming
    2) What's charge on the addition Live Guitar & Bass track?
    3) No Live Drum Recording
    4) Music Composing with duration about 4mins, what's the rate of charge to Only Lyrics or Only Music? And the charge to Package (Lyrics + Music)?

    Do i provided the details? :confused:

    Lastly, really appreciate to your help! ;)
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    I won't give you rates as I do not solicit work through this forum. The purpose of my previous reply was to indicate that the rates you gave in your first post were not over the top for professional work.

    The area of expertise shared by most of the members of this forum is recording, and it sounds as though there is not much live work in what you want done. You are probably best served by going through a directory of composers and arrangers. I would know where to start looking in the UK, but you gave rates in $, so I am assuming you are based in the USA. Maybe other US-resident forum members could point you in the right direction?
  6. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Thanks Boswell for your kind reply! ;)
    Hope Others might give me a hand ...

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