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Monday, June 20, 2011

Recording With Production,Producer, Mixer Deals In The Music Industry

Recording With Production

When making your own music and recording, you can record under a label, for film, or a production company. You will have to protect yourself in the contract so here is what you do. Put a clause in your contract that says the independent must agree to distribute your records within a certain period of time. Six months in the proper time to release your album.  If you have a little bit of clout make sure that  the company distributes your album with a major distributor. You can actually get approval from the major distributor. A big one is to make sure that lets say your deal wit an indie is two albums firm, but the distributor drops the indie label after one album. Get a guaranteed release or you can terminate the deal if they hold on your second album if you have a two record firm deal. Make sure you get a six month release or terminate the deal if you have these mentioned clauses.

What's A Producer?

A record producer combines the roles of director and producer in album making process. He or she is responsible  for maximizing  the creative process. The decide what song goes on the album, deciding arrangements, getting the correct vocal sound. What a producer makes? Just like artist, there are three levels of producers. New producers, mid level, and superstar. Producers get advances just like the artist. Here is the breakdown.

New Producer:
Makes anywhere from zero to $7,500 per master. If the the producer is doing the entire album it ranges zero to $30,000.
Mid level:
$10,000 to $15,000 per master and $30,000 to $50,000 for entire album.
Can make up to $25,000 per track and about $150,000 to $200,000 for entire album.

Hip hop a producer can make more. They are very costly. Here is a post about record releasing in the music business. Click here.
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