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Paul StroudEPK Re-use fee - new territory
by on Aug 6, 2012 at 1:34:22 pm

Hi all,
I shot and edited an EPK for a band a few months back. It got used on iTunes in the US. The cost of the production paid to me, was picked up by the management company in the US, but now the band's German label wish to use the EPK.

Basically, they want to know from me how much it will cost them, and I'd like to know from you guys how much I should charge?

The whole thing was done for 850 GBP, so what percentage should I look at for a reissue?

I would appreciate any thoughts and opinions on the subject

Thanks

http://www.paulstroudmusic.co.uk
http://www.stroudandcroft.co.uk
myspace/paulstroudmusic


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Mark SuszkoRe: EPK Re-use fee - new territory
by on Aug 6, 2012 at 6:36:50 pm

It was a work for hire and you already got paid in full. You are asking about residuals for an EPK, and I'm not sure anybody pays residuals to the producer for that, unless it's in your contract with the guys that already paid you. It's THEIR permission you need.


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Paul StroudRe: EPK Re-use fee - new territory
by on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:47:04 am

Ah, okay. So really, it's just about running off a new version for them. They need a different specification, which was not included in the original work for hire.

Thanks for your help

http://www.paulstroudmusic.co.uk
http://www.stroudandcroft.co.uk
myspace/paulstroudmusic


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Mark SuszkoRe: EPK Re-use fee - new territory
by on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:57:36 am

I would think so, though I'm willing to be schooled otherwise. So maybe just time and materials for the reformatting and dub. I see a lot of people ask something like this, they seem to have an expectation that the work is going to keep generating a residual for a long time. Generally, that doesn't happen, unless it's a movie, and even then, it often is less than you think.

But the way I think about it, you don't nickel-and-dime clients over past work, when you have the opportunity thru these contacts to generate entire new projects and a long-term working relationship. You milk the relationship, not the individual projects from it. That's my theory, anyhow.


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Paul StroudRe: EPK Re-use fee - new territory
by on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:53:37 am

No, I totally agree with you – client relationships are much more important
But I also didn't want to shortchange myself :)

http://www.paulstroudmusic.co.uk
http://www.stroudandcroft.co.uk
myspace/paulstroudmusic


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