Estimate the cost of having a big band or orchestral arrangement written using this handy large ensemble musical arrangement cost estimator. Input the tempo in beats per minute, the total number of minutes, and the number of instruments in addition to … [Read more...] about Large Ensemble Musical Arrangement Cost Estimator
Use our calculator on this page to estimate the cost of music production. Many variables can be considered, with budget possibly determining your choice of methods for production. This calculator offers a way to gauge the relationship of various … [Read more...] about How do I estimate the cost of Music Production?
Estimate the cost of having a rhythm section or small band band arrangement written using this handy small ensemble musical arrangement cost estimator. Input the tempo in beats per minute, the total number of minutes, and the number of instruments in … [Read more...] about Small Ensemble Musical Arrangement Cost Estimator
We take submissions in the form of digital files (mp3, jpg, .musx, .pdf, .mxl) or YouTube links, read the client’s brief (instrumentation, key, form layout if different than the example, “sounds like,” “in the style of”) and go from there. We require a … [Read more...] about Rates for Music Arranging and Transcription
Maybe you're here because you're asking the question - what do music arrangements cost? Rates vary. What do you have now, and what would you like to achieve? Is a lead sheet available? If not, then a transcription will be done first, billed at … [Read more...] about What do Music Arrangements Cost?
Composer Roger Frankham's "Manhattan Project" EP Production - A Case Study Composer/guitarist Roger Frankham commissioned us to write some arrangements for his songs, then produce master recordings with live musicians in a studio. We asked Eric Comstock … [Read more...] about Vocal Music Production Case Study
We got an interesting assignment (from a previous client), requesting an arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, "aria"-style, after Puccini's Nessun Dorma, for voice, string quartet and piano. The opening bars of the famous aria have an unusual harmonic … [Read more...] about String Quintet Arranging Case Study
Composer Mark Lucas sent a recording to us, wanting to hear it arranged for orchestra. The song, sung rubato in wordless melody over strummed guitar accompaniment, showed terrific pitch and heartfelt emotion. It’s a work of passion, as you can hear … [Read more...] about Orchestral Arranging Case Study
We heard from David Di Salvo, representing the Milpitas, CA Community Concert Band, with an offer of commission to do an arrangement of "Hot Cross Buns" as a piece within a food-themed program. In response to his request for some program notes regarding … [Read more...] about Concert Band Arranging Case Study
Swedish Pianist Kim Andersson contacted us with the idea to create a piano concerto-style orchestral score, a medley of selections from Beauty and the Beast. It's a musical homage to the work of Alan Mencken, published via YouTube. We arranged it into … [Read more...] about Our Music Arranging Work Goes Viral