July 23, 2024
Hire Ric

Commission a Composition or Arrangement as a gift for someone.

Commissioner gets...
Dedication (on the published music).
Right of first performance and/or recording.
Consultation with the Composer/Arranger.
Recommend a song (arrangement).
Right to be credited as Commissioner in published editions.

Commissioning Music: A Basic Guide

Composition (original music)
Production (string-orchestral sessions)

Conducting (studio & live)
Teaching (composition and all related subjects)

Most of my work-for-hire clients are songwriters, performing-recording artists and producers.
They hire me to arrange (& orchestrate) their songs for recordings &/or live performance.
They provide me a lead sheet and demo recording. If no lead sheet is available, we can do one (additional fee).
I deliver to them a score, parts and a mock-up demo of the finished arrangement.
Projects vary. Details are worked out between the two parties.
Contact me for rates. 

In 2020-21 The rates for String Arrangements have been $1,200 per song (depending on the song & other).
$1,000 for the arrangement and $200 for extracting-editing parts.
I have done some for less, others for more - situations vary.
When possible I also prefer to conduct the recording session or produce/artistic direct if done remotely.
Conducting/Producing is an additional cost.
I also do "sample library" arrangements/mock-ups for budget projects.
If you want a examples of that work, contact me. 
Standard payment procedure is: 1/2 up front, balance due upon approval of the arrangement. 
Payment can be made via PayPal / Venmo / Direct Deposit / other.

If you need to hear something specific, or see scores/parts contact me.

Partial Client/Project List...
London Symphony Orchestra
Nashville Recording Orchestra
Prague Strings
Fort Worth Symphony
Bucharest Strings
Plano Symphony
Irving Symphony
ABC Television
NBC Television
New World Television
Lifeway Publishing
Columbia Pictures Publications
Alexander Publishing
Integrity-Word Records
Maranatha Music 
Benson Publishing
Lorenz Publishing
Heavy Hitters Music
Network Music
American Airlines
United Airlines
Euro Disney
Dave Mustaine (Metallica/Megadeth)

Film Advisory Board "Award of Excellence" "For Safety's Sake" 6 episodes (Gary Coleman/Rance Howard-Ron's Dad)
Cable Ace Award (Music: Special Mention) "The Great Race"
ASCAP Awards
Billboard Award
American Song Festival Awards

ASCAP (writer-publisher)
The MLC  

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