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Work For Hire  Music composed to YOUR lyrics and 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" ? 

Work 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 > You own the resulting song (words and music) 100 Percent  - no 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 100 Percent

for those who ask > WHY 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 musical expertise 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.

Work For Hire is for those of you who would prefer to own 100 percent rights to your song, (Words AND Music). 

In 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 Music), and the "Song Production" belongs to YOU  

- no splits - no cuts -  You own the resulting song (words and music) and the Song Production) 100 Percent  




How It Works

 E-mail me your lyric  and I will compose a Unique and Innovative Original 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. .

PLEASE 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.

My turnaround times are usually between one and two weeks.

What You Receive

You will receive Wave and MP3 files that can be played on any Computer with a Sound Card, and also uploaded easily to The Internet.

CD 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.

Your Song 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.

 Mix 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 you choose.

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


The Inevitable 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:

Work For Hire

WHOLE ENCHILADA Full Band Package   WORK FOR HIRE   

PLEASE NOTE >  Full Band Internet Package includes (Piano, Rhythm Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Lead Guitars and/or Other Lead Instruments and Strings (if needed) 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.

Full Band C.D. Package with Male Vocals was $460 Now only $400.  I OR > was $560  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


Work For HireStraight, Plain and Simple Package    WORK FOR HIRE   

PLEASE NOTE >  Straight, 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  


Please Note: 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) now and I will provide a you with a GREAT Melody/Chord Progression & Arrangement.

YOU will own the copyright.   2002 Your Name SONG TITLE  2014 YOUR NAME

 

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