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What Would Charging Clients For Adding MY "SAUCE" In Their Mix Be Called?
Old 2nd March 2018
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What Would Charging Clients For Adding MY "SAUCE" In Their Mix Be Called?

Hey folks!
So I am thinking it is time to charge and throw rates on my website for artists who just want me to mix their songs as is.
OR if they want me to rearrange sections/vocals/sounds, mute sections/instruments, have them record things over - or record different things for ideas, and adding sound effects or adding anything else into their songs. Basically transforming their song in not only their vision, but my vision a well - if they trust me to do so.
I do this a lot. Most times artists will either send me a mix, or record at my spot and let me go all out with their mix and do whatever I want as long as they like it as well. I know that may sound a bit narcissistic or something, but some artists actually want me to do this!

EXAMPLE:
- $$$ for mixing multi-track beat with vocals, and (X amount) revisions
OR
- $$$ for mixing multi-track beat with vocals....arrangement? Adding sounds? Full production?

I was wondering if you kind folks could give me tips or advice on what that would be called?
Arrangement? Post production? Production?
Basically I want to give the clients a price for MY sauce, instead of just mixing what they have as is!


What would this fall under?



THANKS IN ADVANCE
- T
Old 2nd March 2018
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You're getting into the realm of production and perhaps into the idea of a co-writing credit. In addition to figuring out what that is worth, I would definitely start a publishing company and work the 'long-game' of co-writing as a revenue stream.

This is where you want to do some homework.
Old 3rd March 2018
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Anyone else that can chime in?
Old 2nd April 2018
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Post some examples. You might consider going to NAMM (or other music cons) to network.
Old 16th April 2018
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Post some examples. You might consider going to NAMM (or other music cons) to network.
Err...NAMM is "the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry". It's a gear show, not a networking event.

There's plenty of networking events of course, but I'm not sure that's the best use of resources.

As for the OP, it's called "additional production".
Old 16th April 2018
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Err...NAMM is "the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry". It's a gear show, not a networking event.
Well... NAMM and AES sorta are networking events, too. I mean, when were you ever on the floor at one when you saw some audio or music celebrity NOT being chatted up? I think for a good number of people, that's the real reason they go. Guy walking right at me, he gets close enough to read my badge, his eyes register "aww, he's nobody," and he veers off.
Old 16th April 2018
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Well... NAMM and AES sorta are networking events, too. I mean, when were you ever on the floor at one when you saw some audio or music celebrity NOT being chatted up? I think for a good number of people, that's the real reason they go. Guy walking right at me, he gets close enough to read my badge, his eyes register "aww, he's nobody," and he veers off.
True - still possibly not the best resource for a non-celebrity to find clients though!
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