« on: September 04, 2008, 12:19:51 PM »
The finance guy wants to pay me a one off fee for the recording - no future royalties. I have no experience of charging for time so would like advice on
1 - hourly rates for recording time
I would charge at least $40 an hour.
2 - one off fee on top for just vocal CDThat depends upon how long the project is and how involved and how close you are to the client. Remember its your time so what is your time worth?
2 - one off fee on top if I include music or field recordings.
Obviously more, figure out what your music is worth to you to charge.
Other things, if you are writing the music then its your music, he gets no publishing rights. Music license should be non exclusive and only for self publishing, it should be open ended in case a larger publisher does pick up the book. Also, don't give the money man a choice about fees, I'm sure he would like to pay as little as possible, he'd like it even more if you paid him!
Don't thing about the "potential" of the book, it hasn't happened yet. Just make sure you get properly compensated for your time.