How long will it take to record/produce my demo?
2-4 weeks (depends on details of production and availability of your selected vocalist)
Can I sing my own vocals?
Absolutely! However, you will have to record the vocals in your own studio or a studio local to you. We can send you a rough mix to record your vocals against – then send us the files. We offer vocal tuning as well. Contact us for a quote and details on how to prepare and send your files.
How do I pay?
We accept PayPal or credit cards or e-checks through PayPal. Sorry, we do not accept any other payment type.
Can I pay in installments?
To get started with the actual production, we require payment in full. However, you can make payments towards the full price in as many increments as you wish, but production will not begin until the full amount has been received.
Revision and Refund Policy
To make sure everything goes right with your project, we may send a draft “mock-up” recording to give you an idea of the arrangement before the final recording and mixing process begins. Recording projects are billed on time and labor, we must pay musicians, vocalists, engineers and producers for their time. We offer one round of musical and vocal revision and one remix without additional charge. Changes after your free revision, will be quoted based on labor costs per your request.
What does 'standard fee vocalist' mean?
A standard fee vocalist is a vocalist that charges the average current going rate for their vocal performance. There are some vocalists that demand higher fees ( particularly those that are union members). If you want to use a vocalist that charges above the standard fee, we allow $100 towards vocal fees and we’ll charge you whatever the amount is over $100 they charge us.
Recording master rights
All musical tracks include release of master rights as a work-for-hire to the client. That is not the case for vocal performances, however. See faq.
Vocal performance master rights
By default, all session vocalists provide demo rights only for the vocal performance. Master rights for vocal performances must be negotiated with the individual vocalist who sings on your song. Typically, the vocal fee is double for a master right – but not always. It depends whether the vocalist is a union member (AFTRA) or whatever each vocalist requires for their personal master fee. If you wish to have master rights for the vocal performance, it’s best to negotiate this with the vocalist before beginning your recording project. Let us know this is what you want to do and we will help facilitate the process.
Can I get backup files of my project?