Music Arranging Client Resources

Here are cost calculators and other resources for our clients

Get a Quote for Music Arranging

Our rates are based on the Musicians Local 802 Rate Sheet for Orchestrators and Copyists, from which we offer substantial discounts. Quotes are based on 2 factors -Bar count, which we can derive from the length in min:sec and the … [Read more...]

Music Production Services

Our arrangers all provide or coordinate a variety of music production services for ensembles of any size. Tracks can be recorded instrumentally by humans, or through the use of sampled instrument sounds, or any combination thereof. All our … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Concert Band 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 … [Read more...]

Music Arranging, Copyright and Licensing

How do we handle copyright issues at Arranger for Hire? We are a bespoke exclusive custom arranging service. We observe copyright law. We are not “publishers” - we do not resell any arrangement we write for a client, and we respect a … [Read more...]

Backing Tracks

Are you looking for music backing tracks?We can create backing tracks here at, although we’re not fans of their use in performance. If a client wants a track for their own entertainment for use in their home, we’re … [Read more...]

Music Transcription Rates

Music 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 … [Read more...]

Piano Transcription | Note-for-note

We do piano transcription No matter how quick or dense the source material, we do accurate note-for-note piano transcription from recorded material.Rates are variable depending on the density of the material.Here's a transcription … [Read more...]

Orchestral Music Score Transcription

Our staff is capable of producing accurate Orchestral Music Score transcriptions from recorded material.Score Transcription Music Transcription is a two-step process. The first phase, known as “takedown” in the jargon of the industry, … [Read more...]

Need music for an audition?

Can’t find the music anywhere?Need a transcription/arrangement or adaptation? We can certainly do this for you - but we are ethically bound to ask you:Does it have to be that song in particular?There’s plenty of commercially … [Read more...]