It takes time. Writing arrangements from sheet music is cheaper than writing from transcribed material. If there’s no sheet music, we need to do the transcription first, and we need to bill for it.
Rates for Music Transcription Services
- Melody, countermelody and chords $35/minute of recorded music
- plus lyrics $45 /minute of music
- Polyphonic low density $60 /minute of music
- Polyphonic high density $75 (fast, lots of notes, atonal or dense voicings) /minute of music
Bulk time discounts are available. Rates are lower for educational institutions, non-profits, students, and independent artists. Ask for a quote!