How much is a Conductor in London for a 3-hour session?

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  1. Spectator

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    What are the normal rates for a conductor in London for a 3-hour session?

    Let's say everything has been orchestrated, arranged and fixed.

    Strings only for a commercial album.

    Roughly how much?
     
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  3. mikefrommontreal

    mikefrommontreal Active Member

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    You're asking this in the sample library forum. Maybe someone might know, but must of us live behind computer screens, not podiums.
     
  4. thereus

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  5. rohandelivera

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    Factoring a base rate for an orchestral player at approx £250-£300 per 2 hr session. a session conductor would expect 1.5 to 2 times that.
     
  6. erica-grace

    erica-grace Senior Member

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    Orchestral sessions are by the three hour block.

    And besides, leaders generally are 1.5-2x the regular musician rate.

    Conductors are generally 3-4x the regular musician rate.

    But, it will depend.
     
  7. NYC Composer

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  8. bryla

    bryla Senior Member

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    Depends on the conducter and where in London. If there are any union rates @Daryl would probably know.

    But it sounds like you're asking how much Thai food costs in London. It all depends on quality, location, availability and demand.

    I can recommend Ben Foster but couldn't find any website or anything for him.
     
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  9. Daryl

    Daryl Senior Member

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    AFAIK there are no Union rates. I've usually charged 2 x musician rate, if that's any help.
     
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  10. NYC Composer

    NYC Composer Senior Member

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    Wear a T-shirt to the gig:


    “Hi, I’m Daryl. This is gonna COST ya.”
     
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