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Discussion in 'Bar' started by Machinated, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Machinated

    Machinated Member

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    So, things right now are going pretty well for me. I'm booked up untill well into next year, upping my prices all the time - picking up new bits and pieces of equipment, working with some good bands etc. Just got a message on myspace reading:


    People offering me £700 a day? This is WELL above what I'm currently charging, although every band I work with says I charge too little.

    What would you reply to this band?
     
  2. Chryst Krispies

    Chryst Krispies Vanilla Gorilla

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    -Vith- To the bar!!

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    Haha as long as they're aware that they're offering you well above what you usually charge then go for it!!
     
  4. Machinated

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    I think ultimately I'd feel guilty unless I felt like I'm putting that value of work in, so if they paid that much, I'd definitely make sure they got their moneys worth. If I was getting half of that a day I think I'd still be laughing.
     
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    Answer It will take about 3 months, you can rent out a tent in my backyard for $100 a night, and its actually $750 a day. lol go for it dude.
     
  6. kev

    kev Im guybrush threepwood

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    crikey thats amazing! Perhaps the trick is never ever to advertise price and take each piece individually...
    Plus a Mac quadcore doesnt come cheap huh? :D
     
  7. -Vith-

    -Vith- To the bar!!

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    It could be that they think you're worth that much anyway and that's why they offered that price^^

    It's like a few weeks ago when and friend and I tipped a barmaid £11, just because she was a freakin' awesome barmaid and we thought an £11 tip was a good price for the excellent service she provided us with all that night. Bad example I know, but you can see what i'm trying to say :heh:
     
  8. Metaltastic

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    I'd just be wary, cuz it'd suck mightily if they somehow found out that was way below your price. I know you don't really owe them anything, but if I were to be in their position (and I never would be, cuz I would research these things in advance, but hypothetically speaking), if, after working with you on my album, getting to know you, joking around, and generally building trust, if I found out you'd been robbing me blind, I'd feel pretty betrayed. Just my thoughts on the subject...
     
  9. Kadmium

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    Yikes. I didn't get that much in total for the last album I recorded and mixed
     
  10. abyssofdreams

    abyssofdreams knows what you think.

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    700 pounds?
    Man... don't rip them off^^
    Raise your rates to an amout you feel comfy with and keep that level with following bands ;)
     
  11. R-Stuur

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    Slightly raise your prices but stay true to your regular amount. This industry revolves a lot about trust, dont abuse their inability they could have Sneap for that money I think.
     
  12. Ermz

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    Maybe strike a deal in between what they are offering and what you normally charge. If they think you're worth that much then it should be taken as a sign that your prices can go up.
     
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    Make out you're doing them a special discount and charge them £500 a day then buy some new gear or something with the profit :lol::kickass:
     
  14. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    Dude that's $1,388.31 USD.

    Holy fuck.
     
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    I'd probably take the "I usually charge that/ abit more, but because I like you, will do it for $5/600" card. The option of those is yours of course, but I think you'd get my general idea.

    That way they can think that you believe in them and will want them to record with you, and you're still getting more than usual. Also, with that in their mind, they will go ahead and recommend you, hence more work.
     
  16. abyssofdreams

    abyssofdreams knows what you think.

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    just don't let 'em read this thread, lol
     
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    26 Muzak by request

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    I wouldn`t change my politic because of a message like this.
    It`s also possible that there`s a typo in it, wrong pound calculation or something like this....
     

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