how much should i charge for my services
gear head
Thread Starter
#1
27th November 2008
Old 27th November 2008
  #1
Gear maniac
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 190

Thread Starter
how much should i charge for my services

i have a home studio, very small with good gear and i have a degree in recording what should i start out charging? i live in a small town in Canada
#2
27th November 2008
Old 27th November 2008
  #2
Lives for gear
 
Chaellus's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: LA-Portland
Posts: 2,658
My Recordings/Credits

more info would help like

What Gear?

What Services?


Experiance?


Quality of Work/Samples ?


Studio Space?
#3
27th November 2008
Old 27th November 2008
  #3
Lives for gear
 
close/far's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 811

Minimum wage until you're sick of working for nothing. And then start increasing over time once you get some albums under your belt from locals who will tout your genius. I think just about everyone is working from a sliding scale these days, anyway. I always feel out the band before we talk about money.

I started at $10(US)/song and quickly realized that was ludicrous.
#4
28th November 2008
Old 28th November 2008
  #4
Lives for gear
 
cavern's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Intight
Posts: 2,721

small equipment, small town in canada? $25 an hour.
#5
28th November 2008
Old 28th November 2008
  #5
Lives for gear
 
NorseHorse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: DC
Posts: 2,255
My Recordings/Credits

Or even $20.

When you just start working with others, try picking your favorite local band or artist and record them for free.
#6
28th November 2008
Old 28th November 2008
  #6
Lives for gear
 
slaphappygarry's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 551

Scrap the per hour thing.

As you are not a commercial studio you will struggle to get your per hour rate. I would do a per track or per day rate and throw in some extra's such as free or half price mix on the track you record.

Make sure you stress this is a deal and not the norm as you will never be able to push thing up in the future.

G
#7
28th November 2008
Old 28th November 2008
  #7
Lives for gear
 
LeMauce's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Paris and around the world
Posts: 2,234

Quote:
Originally Posted by NorseHorse View Post
Or even $20.

When you just start working with others, try picking your favorite local band or artist and record them for free.
What he says.

I started for free with some bands/beatmakers around me and slowly upwards the price from 20euro's a song mix/produce to 100 when i get a bit credit.
#8
28th November 2008
Old 28th November 2008
  #8
Lives for gear
 
DontLetMeDrown's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,789

how much should i charge for my services

As much as possible. thumbsup

What is your time worth? Is the project going to be fun, or will it be a chore? Maybe ask your potential client how much they are looking to spend.
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
macr0w / Music Computers
15
IGWright / Music Computers
2
zemlin / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
15
jfair / So much gear, so little time!
2

Forum Jump
 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.