My skills as a producer have been honed by 30 plus years in the studio trenches.
I am confident in my abilities. However, certain criteria must be met for me to agree to produce your music.
What styles of music do you produce?
I am capable of playing guitar on almost every style of music. However, as a
producer, I feel comfortable in stating what music I will not produce:
Rap, Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, Latin, EDM Big Band and Jazz.
Also, if the lyricas are not in English, I will never get a proper handle on the emotional level of the music and will decline.
There are those much better suited for those styles than myself.
However, if you are into Pop, Rock, Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Blues, etc. Then I just may be the right person.
What can I expect from you and what do you expect from me?
You can expect professionalism, hard work and complete dedication. Solid musicianship and creative arrangements. Remember, my name will be on every song I produce and I want to be as proud of the sound as you are.
I expect you to respect my judgements and allow me to do what you hired me to do. I expect you to respect my personal time and not call to discuss the music during off hours. I also have absolutely zero care about marketing, websites, videos, etc. JUST the music. Thanks in advance. You can always send an email if you have any questions.
I like to work in 6 hour blocks but am comfortable going longer if things are getting crazy. Crazy is good!
How much do you charge and can I get a lower rate for bulk hours booked in advance?
My card rate is $65 per hour. You get a respected guitarist, producer, bassist, programmer (keys, drums, vocal tuner etc.) arranger and engineer for that fee. Not to mention a studio.
Yes bulk/project rates can be discussed freely. However, the rates will still be hourly and are expected to be paid at the end of each session. I accept CASH and PAYPAL.
You are also responsible for all extra costs/talent/hard drives, backup media that WILL be necessary for the safety and completion of the project.
I am NOT responsible for hard drive/media failure. That is why we backup so many times. I am a safety freak.
I also request 1-4 points per song. This will be negotiated fairly before we begin.
Keep this professional. Excuses do not work for me financially.
You will never be charged from me for any down time. In my studio or any other.
Are you available to simply record my band?
No. I no longer do that for anyone. There are many "studios" available for that work. I am no longer interested.
Anything else I need to know?
When I agree to produce you I give 100 percent. I will do all I can to make you comfortable, happy, positive.
I simply ask for your respect as far as my personal time and needs when I am away from our work. As outlined above, try not to discuss anything that doesn't pertain to the music during the session. It is a waste of time and money.
We'll both know if we are a good fit to work together.
I look forward to hearing from you. Contact me through the contact link on this website or simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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