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I was wondering what the typical pay and royalties were for a producer. Excluding writing, just producing.


anonymous Wed, 07/14/2004 - 14:26

A normal producer royalty is around 3 - 4 % of PPD (published price to dealer). On what basis you calculate the royalties depends on whether you are in the US or in Europe (generally speaking).

Of course a percentage doesn't mean anything. What's the starting point, what are the deductions, etc.

Usually there's a fee which is non-recoupable, then there could be an advance on the royalties.

Another option is a break-even scheme, which is like a profit share. Lots of choices, one way or the other you'll get screwed, so do yourself the favour of reading Donald S. Passman's book on the music industry first.


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