Music Transcription Rates

Music TranscriptionMusic Transcription is an art, we love to do it, and we’re good at it. We’re very accurate.

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!

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.