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What you get with this Hourlie
With this Hourlie, I will:
1. Consult with you regarding the song, tempo, style, reason for it.
2. Work with you on the lyrics, or even set music to a poem you have written.
3. Send you over two or three ideas for chords to see if you like them, and liaise over melodies.
4. Produce a rough demo to see how it sounds.
5. Rework the demo up to three times until you are happy.
6. I will record the piece with piano and vocals and master it, once you are happy with the demo.
7. Send you a digital copy, and a copy on CD if you want that, too.
If I feel words need to be changed to make it work, or added, or dropped, I will let you know. The song you hear on this Hourlie had about three or four extra verses. This song was written to a poem (so words came first, then music set to it). The arrangement did not fit, and it was too long. Awesome verses got dropped. Sometimes that's just how it is! But that won't happen without discussing.
Please note, that I will retain 100% copyright on the work. However, if lyrics are included from poetry etc, a split of the lyrics can be agreed before work on recording begins. Typically, I split music and lyrics 50/50. So, if for example we use your poem, and all I do is change it around a bit to make it work, you would get 50% of the rights to the song. If I write the lyrics entirely, based on the info I have asked for, I would have 50% of music and lyrics.
Again, this can all be negotiated and any questions I am happy to answer.
What the Seller needs to start the work
1. Examples of songs you like
2. Whether you want the person's name included in the song - if so, what is their name
3. A list of "don'ts", for example, I don't want something cheesy with the word love in it, or something like S Club 7
4. Any words or poetry you have written yourself which you want me to work with
5. A list of features, good times, happy memories, funny incidents etc that we could include in the song
6. The reason for the song