Hi all, hopefully the hive mind can help me with my query.
I’ve been working part time at a radio station for the past year or so as an audio engineer / producer, editor, copywriter making mostly adverts, promos for station shows and music beds for the station…
My production knowledge when I started was pretty much the basics as my background was more in composition than production and I could get a good enough result without fully understanding how and why I was doing / using what I did and working mostly on instinct.
Fast forward a year and with the help of Mike’s content, and that of so many others out there who share their knowledge, my understanding and proficiency has increased to the the point where I understand much better what I’m doing and feel I can start approaching other stations / organisations who need content created.
A couple of my selling points are that I can create original music or adapt existing music, As well as English I can voice in Te Reo Māori (the indigenous language of New Zealand), I can record mix and master to a broadcast quality level as well as the level of creativity I like to bring to my work.
I’m thinking that my creative process can be broken down into
research & copywriting,
music creation / composition / soundscape (if needed)
production (including mixing and mastering.)
but what I’m not sure about, is how many hours should I quote for each stage of the process. What’s realistic? What’s too much, or not enough. Also the rates for each stage, if they are different or separate to each other. Or is it better to charge a flat fee for each stage regardless of hours?
I’m in New Zealand so our currency is $NZD so any help with rates would be appreciates and I can convert to give me a fair idea.
Thanks in advance to any who are able to contribute to my query