How to charge for my Music: some thoughts on how to construct a budget

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Following a lot of chat on social media about what constitutes adequate remuneration for composing original music, this short unscripted film offers a few ideas about how to value your music.

It’s intended primarily to be an “aide memoire” to help composers think about the basic elements to consider when starting to construct a budget.

I hope you find it helpful!


Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a British composer and producer whose work spans song writing, TV commercials, corporate films, sound branding, television, film, theatre, animation and library music. For more than twenty years, as founder of one of the UK’s most successful music production companies, he was involved in the production of critically acclaimed and award-winning music for hundreds of TV commercials, television programmes, films and theatrical productions. Chris is a passionate defender of creators’ rights and has served on the boards of PRS/MCPS, BASCA and ECSA. He is a director of PCAM, the Society of Composers & Producers of Applied Music.

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