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~*~ Soundtrack/Character Music Commissions ~*~

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Whether your character is a human, alien, animal or android, musical themes can help paint a fuller, richer picture of who they are at their core. Every hero, whether mundane or mighty, is deserving of musical personification.

Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple   New Bookdiva Update: I have consolidated all of the information below into a single Google Form! You can use the link below both to preview my commission samples, details, AND request a commission if you want. It can either act as a one-pager for your reference, or an alternate submission form: forms.gle/7K21LFFwkqt6UTBk8

Otherwise, continue reading below. Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple Bullet; Purple     


Here are some examples of character (and world) themes I have composed in the past. they come in a variety of lengths and sound quality, depending on your budget:

Standard Quality:
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Fantasy Battle theme ["Emerald Heart"] - www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVLSuY…
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Grand orchestral commission ["Blazing Corona"] - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifTdvT…
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Gentle classical commission ["Just Breathe"] - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jknkG7…

Upgraded High-Quality:
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Dieselpunk jazz commission ["Dieselpub"] - www.youtube.com/watch?v=itQagG…
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Terror Battle Theme [Bleeding Moon"] - www.youtube.com/embed/GQhRWk3l…
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Relaxing Church Soundscape ["Peace Be With You"] - www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1SI-…
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U - Epic Paladin Instrumental ["Order of the Fire Knights"] - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyHxzS…


These are just a few examples of past commissions I've done. I am versatile and can work with almost any time signature, music genre, and overall style you request (although my dubstep and techno are a little rusty). I specialize in Celtic, orchestral, jazz/funk, and video game/battle themes. Message me if you'd like to hear more examples of my music! Here is a Google Folder where you can download the above samples: www.drive.google.com/open?id=1…

I rarely do remixes or arrangements of existing music.


What your commission will include:

For $20/minute of audio (or $10.00 per 30 seconds)--
                Music Note Bullet (Blue) - F2U + One standard quality theme for an original character, world, city, book, or any non-commercial, personal project
                Music Note Bullet (Blue) - F2U + You will get to select up to 5 instrument sounds to express your character (solo violin, harp, cello section, flute, drum set,
                        bass drum etc.). A sound effect (such as rain in the background, fire, mechanical, wind, etc.) counts as one instrument.
                Music Note Bullet (Blue) - F2U + I want to make sure we get your music sounding just the way you want it, so the base rate includes 5 free rounds of revision. 
                Music Note Bullet (Blue) - F2U + You will receive .Wav and .MP3 audio files, as well as a notated musical score to keep.
                 
-To upgrade to high-quality, the base price changes from $20/minute to $35/minute
-For each additional instrument sound (or sound effect), it will cost +$5.
-A round of revision is 1-4 suggestions for change/improvement at a time. Each additional revision costs +$5 per change, or +$10 for a round of 2-4 changes, whichever's cheaper.

Music Note Bullet (Light Green) - F2U Note: Occasionally, I may take some artistic liberty and compose a little over the duration you have commissioned (for example, to close a phrase), or I might add an additional instrument to complete the feeling I'm going for. If I choose to do so, you will not be charged extra
Music Note Bullet (Green) - F2U Instruments that traditionally have two parts, like piano and harp, count as a single instrument. 

How to submit a commission:

1) Send me a private note, and we will exchange email addresses or correspond through DA.
2) Specify the length, general genre or feeling/style, quality, and instrument preferences. I can provide a more detailed list of instrument sounds I can work with.
3) Info about your character (any artwork or literary passages you have about them). This will help me understand your character better and develop a working theme for them.
4) Main payment method is PayPal or Facebook Messenger. I am open to other money-sending apps like Venmo. After you approve my rough draft, full payment is due before you can receive your .MP3 and .Wav files.
----------For those of you who can't afford to pay full price, I am offering some of my services for free. Please see the bottom of this post for more details.

Disclaimers:
Music Note Bullet (Orange) - F2U 1.
I reserve the right to refuse a commission for any reason (unfamiliar music genre, slots have closed, etc). If I must cancel a project for any reason before it's complete, I will issue a refund of half the payment for draft approval.
Music Note Bullet (Orange) - F2U 2. Please be patient. Sometimes themes come really quickly in a few days, and sometimes they take a month to tease out. If I need more than a month to work on your theme, I will contact you. Summers usually have quicker commission times.
Music Note Bullet (Orange) - F2U 3. If you want me to make modifications to the commission after we are done, I charge a slight revision fee (see "What your commission will include").
Music Note Bullet (Orange) - F2U 4. If you are commissioning me to compose for you, then you agree that I can post the theme to my Youtube channel. If you do not want me to use any of your art in the video, please let me know.

FREE SLOT!!!

I believe that music should be available for free to those who cannot afford it. So, I am going to open one single free spot at a time for those starving artists who dream of hearing their characters come to life. Here's how it will work: 
                Music Note Bullet (Light Purple) - F2U * Message me if you are interested in a free composition. I will only work on one free theme at a time, but I will have 
                        a waiting list of up to 3 interested commissioners. I can let you know what place you are on the waiting list, but I
                        can't give you an estimate of how long it will take before I get to you.
                Music Note Bullet (Light Purple) - F2U * A free slot will be a standard quality, 1-2 minute long comp with 5 parts. You will still receive .Wav, .Mp3, and score files.
                Music Note Bullet (Light Purple) - F2U * I can't make any guarantees on how long the free slot will take. It could be a few weeks or a few months. If you
                        would like me to expedite the process, consider upgrading.

Thank you for letting me serve you! I can't wait to see all of your characters and creative projects :smile: !
 
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JensterCreationsHobbyist Digital Artist
How much extra for commercial use?
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HawksearcherProfessional Artist
Hi, Jenster! If you take a look at this spreadsheet, it will show you my commercial pricing. What is listed here is if you don't want to have to give me a cut of revenue, sales, tickets, etc.

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

Let me know if you'd like to hear some examples of commercial projects I've done in the past!
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Yanie-The-Brown-PoneHobbyist Digital Artist
I love your music! I can't wait to commission you! :heart:

My describing skills will be a pain, but I will do my best c:
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HawksearcherProfessional Artist
Hi Yanie, thank you so much for listening!

I look forward to hearing about your character :) .
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sparkleroarStudent Digital Artist
I really like the Flash and fire - Jack grimm's battle theme. I can't stop listening to it. :D
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HawksearcherProfessional Artist
Thank you, Sparkleroar! If you wish to download it, you may export it from the "Score" option in the menu :) (Smile) . That means a lot to me!
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sparkleroarStudent Digital Artist
Alright! IT's pretty good, I seriously might do that. Or keep going to that page to listen to it Sweating a little... 
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