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The chat room has seemed rather baron recently so I'm hoping someone could catch this post soon.

I was invited to supply a quote for a full length album of a female vocalist and inquiring about fees if I score an entire album with backing music. Problem is...I dont even know where to start. Some tracks would just be a handful of instruments, it might just be one full symphony EP...

What questions do I even begin asking?
How should I approach this...and what should I charge?

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Mucho questions :

Would this be scored out(written) so that other musicians can play it?

Would this be a Virtual Instrument(s) arraignments?

How much experience do you have in Orchestration either in "live" musicians or VI?

When you say full Symph...You talking full blown; Brass, Woods, Strings,Percuss?....

Or Chamber, or electric stuff (Dream Theatre)

Are you the sole coordinator for this project, meaning ;Composer, Arraigner,Engineerer,Mixer etc.

How professional are possible client(s)....Do they have $$'s.

Whats the time frame....1 month? 1 yr?


Is a good example of orchestration for Rock would be Metallica w/ San Fran. Symphony, or Deep Purple ;Concerto  for Orchestra and Rock (1960's), or more of an accompaniment w/ Strings, and possible Horns ...Unplugged?


I think alot depends on you and your experience.

If this is new, then I would charge fairly less and use it as a learning experience.


Whatever you do.....GET A CONTRACT(written)

Good luc

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