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Music Composition for Video Game
Old 30th June 2011
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Music Composition for Video Game

I've been asked to compose two pieces of music (2 mins. long each) along with the sound design for a Facebook-based video game.

I know what my rates are for the sound design, but would anyone have any advice related to charging for the music composition?

Also, do royalty fees apply to this application of my music?

Thanks in advance for any input.
Old 30th June 2011
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There will be NO royalties.

I would charge two day rates. It's common for film composers to use two-minutes of finished music as a daily goal. John Williams is qutoed as saying something like that and I've heard it from others. The sound design would be additional days.

Congratulations on the gig!.... but good luck getting paid enough. These tend to be really low budgets from what I've seen.
Old 30th June 2011
Gear Head

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The 2 minutes per day guideline makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Thanks for the advice. That's really helpful.
Old 1st July 2011
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Just wanted to tag this thread by linking to this forum request. I'd like to see a dedicated place on Gearslutz for dicussing production music (film, tv, and video game), the business of, and the gear used by people in this niche.

If you think this would be a cool forum go to this request and add your support by posting.
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