Originally posted by therealex on Tue 04 Dec, 2018
I've been getting a lot of emails from ProCollabs about projects, but they're almost exclusively stuff like this:
"Song in the style of "name_an_artist_or_genre", need vocals (male), vocals (female), drums, bass, keys."
I go to see what it's about, and it's invariably someone who used Fruity Loops or Band In A Box (both great programs, btw, not putting them down) to make a basic track. No lyrics? No melody?
It's like the person who puts out an ad: "I have a FANTASTIC idea for a book. All you have to do is write it and we'll split the profits 50-50!"
This is not "pro".
Nor does it usually give a reason for the project. Something like:
"Hey, I'm recording an album that will be distributed on the indy label "XYZ". We want to release in month/year and we're planning on doing a promo campaign with "thisagency". This would be a "work for hire/percentage/guarantee against percentage" deal if we use your track."
"I'm pushing this for a TV show that's coming up. I've met the music supervisor and it will definitely get consideration."
"I'm building a portfolio of my work. I can't pay much, but maybe we can work out a trade because I do web programming/graphics/some damn thing"
Is this an unrealistic expectation on my part? I've not seen one single project that has any of that information.
Originally posted by therealex on Sun 25 Nov, 2018