Originally Posted by Amber
With a few clients, I seem to compete with the big libraries (Massive, Killer etc)
Does anyone know what they charge companies, people etc for use of the music? Whether it be for use on Youtube, DVD, TV?
There are way too many variables to answer that question easily. Here's what you can do- give the client a quote, and if they laugh at you, you asked too much. If they get back to you wanting a license and an invoice within seconds, well, then you asked too little. My rule is that the amount charged should always give the client pause- it should hurt a little bit, make them stretch the budget a bit. They have to decide that your music is worth it. If they do, then they'll most likely be back. If they have a set budget, they'll tell you up front what they are willing to pay. They will also most likely be willing to tell you what they are paying the competing libraries.