Here is a comprehensive analysis based on the results of our 2011 Commission Fee Survey. The full statistical report is available to download on the right hand side of this screen, and makes for fascinating reading – we urge you to take some time to read the report in full.
The report extrapolates lots of interesting information regarding the level of commission fees currently being paid to UK composers, but we appreciate that what most composers will be seeking is an indication of fees per minute for the various musical works they are writing. As such, we have reproduced a table from the analysis below, which shows the average cost per minute of music composed across the full range of genres. Please see page 5 of the full report for details of how we arrived at these figures.
We would again stress that these are not recommendations as to what you should be charging, but rather a representation of what composers have been charging during the past five years.