Work For Hire
Music composed to YOUR lyrics
YOU own the song
|Have you heard the term
Ghost Writer? This is someone
who is normally associated with the world of books and helps an author (who is not an
expert in writing) to write a book. This is what I do in songwriting. I help
lyricists who know little or nothing about music turn their words into a commercially
viable finished song.
What is "Work For Hire"
For Hire is exactly what the name implies. You hire Songsculptor to
compose an original melody and chord progression to your lyric(s), then
record a Professional Production of your song, and you pay a flat fee
for doing so. The finished song
(Words AND Music) and "Song Production" then belongs to YOU >
own the resulting song (words and music)
splits, no cuts. This is the technical meaning of the term "Work For Hire" (WFH)
as defined by the U.S. Library of Congress Copyright Office.
OR > if you have a melody
in your head for your lyrics but do not have the expertise to turn your
Words and Melody into a Professional Song Production you can provide me with
your own melody on an AUDIO file "MP3 or WMA are preferred formats" and I will tweak your melody,
create an awesome chord progression for your melody, and turn your Words
and Music into a terrific Radio-Ready Professional Song
Production. Either way YOU own your song
for those who ask
do I sell my musical compositions on a Work For Hire basis?
I have found over the
years that there is a large number of people that prefer to work on a Work For Hire basis where
they own 100 percent of the copyright. I also hold copyrights on over 3000
songs in my personal song catalog, many of which continue to be a recurring
source of royalty income. So now at this point in my career I prefer to
compose and record songs for other aspiring writers who may need some
from someone like myself. Composing and recording is what I love to do, and
if I can help someone else by doing that I consider myself truly blessed. It's as simple as that.
So if this type of arrangement is for you
please read on.
those of you who would prefer to own 100 percent rights to your song, (Words AND
Summary > you
hire me to compose the music to your
lyrics and record a Professional Demo for you.
With "WORK FOR HIRE" the finished song (Words AND
and the "Song Production" belongs to YOU
- no splits
- no cuts -
own the resulting song (words and music) and the Song
How It Works
me your lyric and I will compose a Unique and Innovative
musical composition to the Original lyric that you provide.
I will then
provide you (by e-mail) an MP3 file of a Simple Instrumental
Arrangement of your song's melody for you to listen to and approve. .
NOTE: Songsculptor melodys are 100 Percent Guaranteed to be
exclusively, totally and absolutely ORIGINAL.
Once you've approved the melody
for your song I will then ask you for payment and will start the
actual recording process.ASAP.
turnaround times are usually between one and two weeks.
receive Wave and MP3 files that can be played on any
Computer with a Sound Card, and also uploaded easily to The Internet.
quality WAVE files are what you can burn your own CD's from
(should you choose to do that). All modern Computers are
equipped with CD burning software.
Package will include a Professional Full Band/Vocal
Production of your song with 2 separate mixes.
Mix 1 >
Full Band with Lead Vocal and Background Vocals.
2 > BACK-UP TRACKS >
Back-Up Band Tracks only (with vocals removed) Mix 2 can be used to sing live
to, or just sing
along with karaoke style The no-vocal
version is also useful if you want to overdub a
different vocalist and add an entirely new lead
vocal track of yourself or any other vocalist that
Back-Up Tracks can be used to
showcase your song at live events using
any live vocalist
singing along to the Recorded Tracks. BACK-UP
TRACKS are just like Kareoke. Sing along and have a blast.
You will also
receive a Lyric/Chord Sheet complete with lyrics and
chord cymbals. These are great to have for Bands and Musicians that wish
to learn your song.
PLEASE NOTE: We also offer a
Simple Demo package at a much lower cost for those on a tight
budget. Details are shown below.in the Rates section
Cost Of Doing Business
Unfortunately my service is not free, nor can it be. I love what I do
with a passion, BUT > If I was to just
give away my services I would be bankrupt many times over. Studio Space,
Musician and Vocalist Talent, High-Speed Internet connections, blank
media, Expensive Recording Equipment and Top of the line Computer Gear
(that's always being repaired or upgraded), and the list goes on and on.
It's all extremely costly. However, by utilizing this service you will keep
your cost of doing business to a minimum. And make no
mistake about it. SONGWRITING is a business And just like any other
business, it takes money to make money. However, you'll be pleasantly
surprised to see that my rates are very fair and reasonable.
Rates Per Song: Your
Total Cost in U.S. Dollars:
WHOLE ENCHILADA Full Band Package
PLEASE NOTE >
includes (Piano, Rhythm Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Lead
Guitars and/or Other Lead Instruments and Strings
depending on arrangement and Genre. And of course > Lead Vocal and 2
Background Vocals mixed in stereo.
(Lyric Chord Sheet included).
You will also
be provided with a WAIVER that will authenticate, verify and confirm
that (Songsculptor.com and Richard Melvin Brown) Relinquish,
Renounce and Waive all and any rights to YOUR SONG. If you choose to draw
up your own Waiver and/or Legal Agreement I will be happy to sign
it as well. Your satisfaction and "peace of mind" is of utmost importance.
C.D. Package with
Now only $400.
Now Only $500.
with Female Vocals
For those of you who
choose to collaborate on a WORK FOR HIRE agreement you will own your
song's copyright 100 percent
Plain and Simple Package WORK
PLEASE NOTE >
Plain and Simple Package includes Piano, and/or Rhythm Guitar, Bass
Guitar, Drums, String PAD (if needed) and of course > Lead Vocal. However
> Lead Guitars, any other Lead Instruments, and Background Vocals are
NOT included. It's just not as embellished as the Whole Enchilada package.
That's why it's called Straight, Plain and Simple. This can be an
excellent choice for those on a limited budget.
Total: $200. with
Male Vocals or $300. with
Female Vocals (Lyric
Chord Sheet included)
You will also be provided with
a WAIVER that will authenticate, verify and confirm that
(Songsculptor.com and Richard Melvin Brown) Relinquish, Renounce
and Waive all and any rights to YOUR SONG. If you choose to draw up your
own Waiver and/or Legal Agreement I will be happy to sign it as
well. Your satisfaction and "peace of mind" is of utmost importance.
For those of you who choose to
collaborate on a WORK FOR HIRE agreement you will own your song's
copyright 100 percent
You are NOT required to submit payment until after your lyrics are received
and worked on, and the melody composed to your lyrics have been approved by
you. I will send you an Instrumental Midi arrangement of your song for you
to listen to first. If approved by you I will then ask you for payment.
You really have nothing to lose. I'm
an Award Winning Composer, it's what I do BEST. I'm confident that you will
love what I come up with for your lyrics. HOWEVER > if you decide that
the melody/music that I have composed to your lyric is not quite what you're
looking for, I will not ask you for a dime, and you will be free to submit
your lyric to another music service or composer.
e-Mail me your lyric(s)
I will provide a you with a GREAT Melody/Chord
Progression & Arrangement.
YOU will own the copyright.
SONG TITLE ©
2014 YOUR NAME
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