how much should i charge for my services
Old 27th November 2008
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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
Old 27th November 2008
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more info would help like

What Gear?

What Services?


Experiance?


Quality of Work/Samples ?


Studio Space?
Old 27th November 2008
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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.
Old 28th November 2008
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small equipment, small town in canada? $25 an hour.
Old 28th November 2008
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Or even $20.

When you just start working with others, try picking your favorite local band or artist and record them for free.
Old 28th November 2008
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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.

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Old 28th November 2008
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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.
Old 28th November 2008
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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.
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