Hiring an org to place music to lyrics/demo tape Is it worth it?
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:29 PM
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:58 AM
I can, like Roger, see how attractive it is for someone who is just a lyric person to do this, but not only is it a waste of money, but time to, since they may miss the mark on what you were looking for genre, feel wise. I've heard a demo or two that didnt sound quite like what the lyric was saying.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:34 PM
"For hire" productions though, can be great. If you have a melody and lyric but just don't have the facilities or know-how to put together a good demo, then these demo houses can give you a solid product.
As everybody else has said and probably will say, get yourself a musical collaborator who you can work with to find your sound. A good song that you share the credit on, is better than a crap song you can claim as your own (or worse, that you still have to share credit on because it was part of the "for hire" deal).
Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:25 PM
I thought about this more after posting my answer, and I guess the real answer depends on what your intentions are for your lyrics. If they are for your own personal enjoyment, or sharing with family and friends, then hiring someone to come up with a melody might not be a bad idea. Expect to pay no more than $150 for a guitar- or piano-based track with a vocal. Don't pay any more than $500 for a full band production, and even that's a little much.
If your goal is to get other artists record your songs, do the collaborator route. Even this way your odds are 2 million to one, but at least you'll be pitching something original.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:38 PM