Recording Prices In South Africa

What is it to record a song?

If a musician or performer records a piece of music or a television or radio show, they perform it so that it can be put online or onto CD or film

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How Much Does It Cost To Record A Song In South Africa?

Recording studio prices in South Africa

R750 per hour (1-100 hours) – R850 per hour on-site (1-100 hours)

R600 per hour (101-200 hours)

R500 per hour (above 200 hours)

Annual contracts: Written agreement to be drawn up between client & studio)

How much does it cost to record music at home?

It can be anywhere from R7525.54 to R 301021.71, depending on how technologically sound your studio currently is.

You can use a new laptop with a few microphones as your recording studio, or you can go all out and buy soundboards and synthesizers.

How much does buying a song cost?

The average cost to purchase rights to a song will be between R752.55 and R2257.66 for an independent artist. Famous songs can cost R7525.54 to R 75255.43 or more. Just a short 10-second advertisement of a very popular song can quickly add up to R150510.86 or more.

How can I license my own music?

In order to obtain a music license, you need to obtain permission from a legal entity that represents the artist’s work.

This can be the artist themselves, a publisher, a record label, a performing rights organization or a music licensing company.

Is it hard to make a hit song?

The numbers also suggest that no matter who you are, it’s very difficult to make a hit song: No super-producer or songwriter gives an artist more than a 6% chance of landing a No. 1, or more than a 15% chance of landing a Top 10 hit.

Where can I submit music?

Indie Underground. Take time out to read through the requirements of Indie Underground before submitting your music.

Obscure Sound.

Various Small Flames.

Cougar Microbes.

Indie Shuffle.

Submit Hub.

High Clouds.

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