WHY CUSTOM?

When choosing custom music you're not just hiring a composer to produce a score that sounds similar to another soundtrack. With custom music you're choosing a composer that can bring a unique sound to your project, a partner to help bring out the best in your project through melodies, harmonies, textures and rhythms that impacts the audience experience by enhancing the atmosphere of your project. A composer will work along side you and bring out the essence of your film or game by make a lasting impression on the audience, sometimes in a subtle way through an intimate solo instrumental passage, or sometimes with a dynamic dissonant layer at the climax of a gut wrenching scene. A composer brings something 'special' to the mix that can only be obtained through a custom soundtrack. Custom music is recommended for the best end-user experience.

 


 

CREATIVITY

The main purpose for hiring a composer is their creative ability to produce music uniquely identifiable to your game or film. Also, many creative methods are needed to produce the right ambient atmosphere and custom music offers unlimited creative possibilities. Each scene or sequence will have its own unique challenges and finding inventive solutions that's both musical and effective is where custom music shines. A composer using their creative musical insight can make a good multimedia project into an incredible experience!

FLEXIBILITY

One of the most powerful benefits of custom music is the ability to make adjustments to an arrangement as needed. Perhaps the music tempo is to slow and not aggressive enough or maybe there's too much melodic movement and you would prefer light foreshadowing of a theme. With stock music you're severely limited on making any such changes, if at all. However, custom music opens up the possibilities to make these adjustments and so much some. Flexibility is just one of the many benefits of custom music.

PARTNERSHIP

As the producer or director, you get to call the shots. However, when hiring a composer you now have a team member with the expertise to bring your project to the next level. If your not sure what type of music or style should be implemented, the composer will find the 'sound' that fits the mood of your project or scenes. Having a composer on board means having a partner who supports your vision by delivering great music!

PLANNING

When custom music is required for a project, careful  planning is recommended for maximum results. For those new partnering with a composer, we'll walk you through this process to help ensure a solid road map is laid out and answer your questions. The composer will also request information to help them do their job successfully. Following the first consultation, the composer will present a plan so he/she can move forward with the research and composing! 

 

 


 

TIER PRICING

I understand developers and individuals have different budgets. For this reason Ihave a tier pricing system for both exclusive and non-exclusive custom music to meet the needs of the smallest game studios that are just starting out to the more established studios in the industry. Additionally, I offer package deals for those with projects that demand high volumes of music. Read below to find out more about the flexible pricing structure and package deals.

 


 

 

CUSTOM MUSIC • EXCLUSIVE

TIER 1

 $30 - $75 PER MINUTE OF MUSIC

  • This tier is affordable to producers starting to branch out into custom music or seasoned pros on a low budget. Light to medium production value cues to fit nicely into your project.
  • Stereo mix, editing and mastering
  • One 3 minute cue takes approximately 3 to 9 hours

TIER 2

 $75 - $150 PER MINUTE OF MUSIC

  • At this level, cues may have more layers and higher production value. Additionally, more time is spent on developing motifs and textures to bring unique sounds to your environments.
  • In-house stereo mixing and mastering
  • One 3 minute cue takes approximately 2 days

TIER 3

 $150 - $250+ PER MINUTE OF MUSIC

  • Tier 3 level cues would fit comfortably in film, AAA game titles or other professional applications. Cues in this tier may have up to 80+ tracks per song with very complex and high production value.
  • In-house stereo mixing and mastering
  • One 3 minute cue takes approximately 3 to 5 days

 

 


 

 

CUSTOM MUSIC • NON-EXCLUSIVE

TIER 1

$25 PER MINUTE OF MUSIC

  • This tier is ultra-affordable for devs and producers starting to branch out into custom music. This level brings light to medium production value cues to fit nicely into your project.
  • Basic stereo mix, editing and mastering
  • One 3 minute cue, approximately 3 to 9 hours

TIER 2

 $50 PER MINUTE OF MUSIC

  • Cues may have more layers and higher production value. More time is spent on developing themes and textures for a cohesive sound. Excellent choice without breaking the bank.
  • In-house stereo mixing and mastering
  • One 3 minute cue, approximately 2 days

TIER 3 

$75 PER MINUTE OF MUSIC

  • Near or same quality as exclusive tier 3 cues. Much time is spent during the editing process to ensure cues do not sound like generic midi mock-ups. A great value for high quality custom music.
  • In-house stereo mixing and mastering
  • One 3 minute cue, approximately 3 to 5 days

Please note, prices may vary depending on complexity of project and overall production. Please contact for a better appraisal.

 


 

EXCLUSIVE vs. NON-EXCLUSIVE

 

EXCLUSIVE custom music is for those who want an original soundtrack that will always be unique to your product alone. You will also be the sole owner of the music with full copyrights.

NON-EXCLUSIVE custom music's primary benefit is having a composer oversee and implement a smooth, cohesive audio experience from beginning to end, all at an affordable price. Although the composer retains the copyright, this type of license allows you to use it in your own project(s).

 


 

Package Deals

15 - 29 minutes = 10% off
30 - 44 minutes = 15% off
45 - 59 minutes = 20% off
60 - 90 minutes = 25% off
Over 90 minutes = 30% off

 


Is custom music out of your budget? If so, consider one of my professional music libraries, a large selection of music ranging from cinematic cues to coin-ups.


 

 

Have Questions or Ready to Begin?  Contact ME and I'll get back to you ASAP!