Price List

Remote Session Price List 2022

This list will give a pretty good idea of what charges to expect in a remote cello session. Prices are based on Musician’s Union Rates plus a recording fee (£10/hr included in rates below) and 5% admin fee (included) rounded to the nearest pound.

The cost is determined by track usage.

I can work from PDF scores or MIDI files: get in touch if you need me to write a part or improvise.

And if you have any questions – just ask – even if you’re not looking to book a session right now.

Commercial Album Music

£65 per hour – minimum two hour session.

£80 for a single track

Library Music

£71 per hour – minimum three hour session.

£85 for a single track

Video Games

Sessions for Video Games are chargeable at the PACT combined use rate scale 4

£85 per hour – minimum 3 hour session

£90 for a single track

Low budget short films, movies and TV

Chargeable at the PACT combined use rates – rate scale dependent on the project – please contact for an accurate quote.  Prices start from scale 4

£85 per hour – minimum 3 hour session

£90 for a single cue

Higher budget Drama TV and movies

If cello is a featured solo instrument then the session is chargeable at PACT combined use rate scale 1

£161 per hour – minimum 2 hour session

Other uses are chargeable at the PACT combined use rates – rate scale dependent on the project – please contact for an accurate quote.  Prices start from scale 4

£85 per hour – minimum 3 hour session

Advertising

There are quite a few Advertising rates so it is best to consult the Union Fees directly: https://musiciansunion.org.uk/working-performing/recording-and-broadcasting/recording-agreements-rates-of-pay-and-consent-forms/ipa-agreement

Custom Sample Libraries

Recording samples for custom sample libraries is priced at PACT combined use rate scale 1.

£161 per hour – minimum 2 hour session

Sessions for Pitches

This rate is specifically for recording for pitches for commissioned jobs on video games, films, TV and advertising.

Sessions for pitches can be done at a vastly reduced rate – £50 per pitch. The rate is then increased to the relevant price when the pitch is won.

If the pitch is not won but the track becomes a library track then the fee is upscaled to the library pricing upon acceptance to a library.

  • Commercial Music: £65 per hour – minimum two hour session. £80 for a single track
  • Library Music: £71 per hour – minimum three hour session. £85 for a single track
  • Video Games: Sessions for Video Games are chargeable at the PACT combined use rate scale 4: £85 per hour – minimum 3 hour session or £90 for a single track
  • Low Budget Film and TV: Chargeable at the PACT combined use rates – rate scale dependent on the project – please contact for an accurate quote.  Prices start from scale 4: £85 per hour – minimum 3 hour session or £90 for a single cue
  • Higher Budget Drama TV and Film: Fees are subject to the conditions of the PACT combined use rate scale. From Scale 1: £161 per hour – minimum 2 hour session to Scale 4: £85 per hour – minimum 3 hour session

What I need for the Session

There are only a few things that I need to get started recording on your tracks, here they are in no particular order:

  • A file of the mix to play to: This is usually a WAV but can be an mp3.  Importantly, the file must start at the beginning of a bar.
  • The guide cello track (optional): It can be useful to have access to the guide part made with a virtual instrument.  Another alternative is to provide full mixes with and without this part.
Remote Cello Sessions
Remote Cello Sessions
  • The cello part: Ideally as a PDF file ready to play.  If you don’t use publishing programs such as Sibelius or Dorico then I can get the part from a MIDI file.  It does take me a little time to extract a part from the MIDI so if it is well quantised and prepared, the prep time will be quicker.  I can and do also write parts and improvise.
  • Track information: The basic attributes of the track such as tempo and meter.  If there are tempo or meter changes in the track please also include a MIDI map of the changes (most DAWs save the MIDI map in any MIDI file you export).
  • Any extra information: If there are any specific instructions that you have for the recording, please let me know!

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