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tl;dr: I made this document to help you figure out what you want to price. I’d appreciate it if you still read this post though.

Finding your rate as a freelancer is tricky. When you’re starting, it can feel like a wild guessing game where everything’s made up and nothing matters — and your competitors are rarely any help.

Every field has its own standards for pricing, and as a composer of contemporary music, this field can be especially confusing to understand because there is no standard.

But there’s also a good reason why prices aren’t standardized. Everyone’s situation is entirely different. Composing takes a lot of time, and for many, we’re in a position where we take what we can get. …

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Nebal Maysaud

Lebanese composer, writer, and freelancer based in the Washington D.C. area.

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