Extra Length Fees
Calculating "learning trax arrangement length" charges
PLEASE NOTE I AM NO LONGER RECORDING VOCAL LEARNING TRAX OF OTHER ARRANGER'S CHARTS.
My minimum vocal learning trax rate is $140. That is for Vocal Learning Trax of an arrangement "in tempo" (no rubato) from beginning to end. It is also for an arrangement no more than 2.5 minutes long. My minimum rate for ballads is $160, and is also based upon an arrangement not more than 2.5 minutes in length. Learning Trax for arrangements that exceed that length are extra. The extra length fee is calculated by using a simple "pro-rating" system, i.e., determining the per-second cost for a 2.5 min. arrangement, and then determining the additional time (in seconds) and multiplying that times the per-second rate.
To be consistent and fair with my clients, I'm now using the following formulas to arrive at the "extra length cost".
TEMPO SONGS - $140 minimum rate divided by 2.5 minute song (150 seconds) = $.93 (client's cost per second). $.93 x number of seconds over 150 = EXTRA LENGTH COST
RUBATO SONGS - $160 minimum rate divided by 2.5 minute song (150 seconds) = $1.07 (client's cost per second). $1.07 x number of seconds over 150 = EXTRA LENGTH COST.
A Change In Computing "Medley" charges
Because medleys vary substantially in length, I've discontinued a "blanket" fee for medleys, and now am computing the charge for medleys based upon the formulas above. For example, if your tempo'd (only) 4-part medley is only 2.5 mins. long, your cost is now only $140. This is a further attempt to be more consistent and fair with my clients. Tempo changes generally incur a small additional charge as does any "rubato" phrasing since that adds considerably to my time in putting your learning trax together. Fees for "medleys" consisting of ballads are now computed based upon the RUBATO SONGS formula above.