How do I estimate the cost of Music Production?

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 recording methods and instrumentations to the bottom line.

Tracks can be recorded in the following ways:

  • at the same time, in a recording studio, played together by musicians
  • with a combination of midi and live instruments
  • with stems delivered asynchronously by our network of musicians with home project studios
  • entirely by your arranger in his project studio using instrument samples triggered by midi

Vocals can be tracked at the studio with everybody, usually with the voice in isolation, enabling overdub fix sessions and re-tracking as needed.


About Jon Burr

Jon Burr is a composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, bandleader, bassist, and educator from Yonkers, NY.. and a Finale user since 1996. As owner/operator of Arranger for Hire, he serves music arranging and production customers from around the world. A veteran touring bassist, his performance credits include Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, The Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli and many others. Arranging customers have included the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Chilean Astronomy Society, The Milpitas Community Concert Band, The Honey Taps, The Montclair Kimberly Academy’s annual musical, and many others. He writes for and leads his own ensembles, including the Jon Burr Quintet. His arrangements for Swedish YouTube artist Kim Andersson have received over 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.


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