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SJI



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:52 am    Post subject: Rate Guidance? Reply with quote

I got contacted by a producer looking to use my Source Connect studio for another talent.

What would you charge for an hour? More than an hour?

Not a friend’s and family discount. I don’t know either talent, producer or agency.

“What would you like to charge the agency for your time and equipment? “

Thank you for your guidance,

Susan
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d call a couple of recording studios in your area, maybe pretending to be a producer, and ask their rates for a Source Connect session. I’d consider charging a bit less unless you offer coffee and cookies on a doily. Yes, charging less for friends and family is appropriate, but professionals should be used to paying the going rate..


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2024 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own a small commercial studio in a "regional" city in Canada (population under 500,000 people). Our rate is $115 per hour inc. engineer and no extra charge for use of Source-Connect. We usually have a 2 hour minimum booking, but we often waive that minimum when the voice talent is booking it directly (out of their own pocket).
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