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Orchestration for rock album

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Avila Aug 9, 2013. 1 Reply

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…Continue

Tags: money, contract, EP, album, symphony

Legal Help...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Brecken Jan 5, 2013. 5 Replies

Pre-story:    Last year, I was hired by a new director for a Sundance film. After negotiations and flashing great promises in front of my face I can admit I unwittingly agreed to do the project's…Continue

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Orchestration for rock album

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?See More
Aug 9, 2013
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Jan 26, 2013
Steven Brecken replied to Stephen Tammearu's discussion Legal Help...
"Hi, when money is involved, actual or potencial, and if the other party does not want to pay up....Well, they will lie and distort, taunt and deny, simply to either try to prove their case or simply to move to the land of make believe. I have…"
Jan 5, 2013
Fredrick zinos replied to Stephen Tammearu's discussion Legal Help...
"The taunt is to try to  dissuade you from filing suit. Pay no attention to that. if he had won such a suit and had any sense at all he would not tell you about it.. The contract as you describe it would give him the ability to borrow money to…"
Jan 4, 2013
Stephen Tammearu replied to Stephen Tammearu's discussion Legal Help...
"Frederick and Steve, thank you so much for the responses. This has been my concern and it does make sense.  However, there is still the fact that the item in the contract in terms of money states ANY funding for the film, in general. There are…"
Jan 4, 2013
Steven Brecken replied to Stephen Tammearu's discussion Legal Help...
"Hi, I agree with Frederick mostly on this, from what I read the project did not make any good money. So, everyone looses. This is business, and business is risky. Sorry to hear you feel burnt on this, but at the end of the day…"
Jan 4, 2013
Fredrick zinos replied to Stephen Tammearu's discussion Legal Help...
"Stephen, you made a work for hire on the condition that if the film was a commercial success you would be paid.If the film does not produce a commerical success you possibly have very little you can claim. The only mitigating factor that I can see…"
Jan 4, 2013
Stephen Tammearu posted a discussion

Legal Help...

Pre-story:    Last year, I was hired by a new director for a Sundance film. After negotiations and flashing great promises in front of my face I can admit I unwittingly agreed to do the project's musical score for no money upfront. But the promise (contracted promise) that any bit of money used for said film would grant me a percentage of it until my fee is paid ($100K). Since then, the guy has only paid a total of $1200 which had been used to hire my musicians and engineers. Obviously, that…See More
Jan 3, 2013
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Traditional Symphonic
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Pittsburgh
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Scoring professionally for a couple of years. New site coming soon.

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