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Rates for a designer in the music industry

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum' started by BeckJohn21, Sep 7, 2022.

  1. BeckJohn21

    BeckJohn21 New Member

    Hi all,

    I’m moving from salary to pay-by-project at a small record label, and my boss is asking me to create a menu with my rates.

    Does anyone work in the music industry and can you help me know what to charge for things like Album Layout, Poster / T-Shirt Design, Video Cutdowns?
  2. Enzo Massart

    Enzo Massart New Member

    It's great that you are transitioning from salary to pay-by-project at a small record label. As your boss is asking you to create a menu with your rates, you may want to reach out to people in the music industry to get an idea of what to charge for specific services like Album Layout, Poster/T-Shirt Design, and Video Cutdowns. You could try posting on relevant online forums or social media groups and ask for advice or connect with other freelancers in the industry to get an idea of their rates. Alternatively, you could consult with a freelance pricing consultant or a business coach who specializes in creative industries to help you determine your rates based on your experience and the value you bring to the projects.

    Best Regard,
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2023
  3. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose New Member

    When setting rates for creative work, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, you need to determine your base rate, which will vary depending on factors such as your experience, skill level, and location. You can research industry standards and ask colleagues to get an idea of what others in your field are charging.

    Once you have your base rate, you can then factor in additional costs for the specific project. For example, if you are designing a poster or t-shirt, you may need to factor in the cost of materials or printing. If you are creating a video cutdown, you may need to consider the time it takes to edit footage and add effects.

    It's also important to consider the client's budget and expectations when setting your rates. Be upfront about your rates and ensure that the client understands the value of your work.

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2023

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