Eliana Gilad - Voices of Eden replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Chris, I SO appreciate your posts. I'd love directions to links re: all the different streams of income that can be made from music composition. My field of music expertise is VERY niche focused: acoustic, wordless singing, ancient percussion. It's…"
Jul 15, 2011
Toby Bresnahan replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Great discussion!  Valuable information and I like your perspective, Chris.  Thank you."
Jul 15, 2011
Clemens Wijers replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Great explanation... you're absolutely right. Selling a track is selling future income and I think many of us don't realize that enough."
Jul 15, 2011
Clemens Wijers replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Thanks Chris for your explanation. You confirm what I already thought - you can't bypass them unless you give up all your rights but that's not something I would normally intend to do. I agree, serious money needs to be paid for something like that.…"
Jul 13, 2011
Clemens Wijers replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Yes I would definitely go for that in some cases Peter but the problem is that if you are a member of a PRO, you MUST register all your work and therefore cannot make deals like that. That's what I'm told.."
Jul 13, 2011
Peter Mendola replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Well it really depends, sometimes you can bypass the PRO and simply ask for a portion of total revenue. Its less bookkeeping for everyoneone and can be negotiated to be the same amount of money or more"
Jul 13, 2011
Clemens Wijers replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Performing Rights Organization (in the Netherlands it is called Buma/ Stemra). Oh ok, well you know what they tell 'going Dutch' haha"
Jul 13, 2011
Eliana Gilad - Voices of Eden replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Don't know what PRO is. The person who contacted me about music was from the Netherlands :-)... perhaps that is why they found other music?"
Jul 13, 2011
Clemens Wijers replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Interesting discussion! I also see a sad development in my country (the Netherlands) where more and more composers 'sign out' of PRO's to be able to sell music for a onetime fee. This leaves starting composers like me who -are- a member of PRO in a…"
Jul 13, 2011
Eliana Gilad - Voices of Eden replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"I think it is great that you are going for it. You will learn so much and this will bring you more. 
The project that I asked $1000 for a minute, did not fly. They didn't have the budget for it. I was willing to negotiate, yet they found music they…"
Jun 23, 2011
Peter Mendola replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Thanks Joe,
 
Unfortunately I have to say in this case I did not go the $1,000 a minute as is typical. There are a few reasons though, that kind of go along with your third paragraph. This client has already recommended me to his other developer…"
Jun 23, 2011
Joseph Katsaros replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Hi all,
New here, but I'd like to agree with the 1K per minute consensus. It's a good place to start with any project. And if the company/person wants to own the rights... triple it. There is most likely going to be some negotiation and at the end…"
Jun 23, 2011
Jeremy Thomas Music replied to Peter Mendola's discussion First paid gig...how much to charge?
"Well put Chris!Chris Alpiar said:when you undersell your services, not only you lose, but every composer out there loses. Try hard, please, on my knees I beg for everyone's sake, to not undersell your valuable intellectual property :-)"
Jun 21, 2011
Peter Mendola replied to nada's discussion music publisher/publishing - general question/s
"Sorry, haha I read it when you first posted it and was a little overwhelmed, after a bit of research all I can really see is these are the parts I would "be careful" about.
 
First of all to answer your question, yes it could hurt you if they sit on…"
Jun 16, 2011
Peter Mendola replied to nada's discussion music publisher/publishing - general question/s
"I could definitely read through it for you, I can't promise too much but It would be good practice for me and I'm sure I could help you out a little. I just took a class on publishing and copyright. I could also ask my professor who is an…"
Jun 12, 2011
Peter Mendola replied to Peter Mendola's discussion 8-bit video game loop
"triforce is only a VST plugin, I need an AU (Mac compatible plugin type) Although I think there is a way to convert VST to AU"
Jun 12, 2011
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