It is Rumour that Dr. Dre charges $500K per production, but offset at this level means sales of more than 2 million albums! For new producers numbers are much smaller. It is not uncommon for new producers to ship between $400 – $1700 per production.
Someone like Quincy Jones could receive millions to record an album because of his track record. Thriller, the album, which I think he has sold more than 70 million copies of the approximate budget of $1Million. So one can say that the more records you sell the fees that can be charged up. Steve Mac British producer responsible for producing Susan Boyle album, which sold millions of copies (410 in week 1 of release) and increased the potential gains to him after checking sale!
So How Much Do Music Producers Make
Music producers working in tandem with recording artists and musicians to organize the best possible recording of music for people to listen to the radio on the daily. Music producers are usually responsible for the operation of audio equipment to regulate the size and quality assurance, and recording music on various recording devices, and synchronize sounds, and converting audio recordings for editing, and repair any equipment problems, and compose new songs, choose the musical arrangements.
How much music producer make? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics records from the month of May 2012, and 14,280 music producers working in all parts of the United States earn an average annual salary of music producer of $55.340, which is equivalent to the average hourly wage of $26.60.
While the bottom ten percent in the profession makes only $22,810 per year, and ten percent of the music producers with the most experience and the prestige of earning an average of $97.700 per year.
Producers of music used in the sound recording industries re-much less than the average $45,340, but those working in film or video making industries average $76,300. The highest paying state for this occupation is by far Nevada, where music producers earn $81,050 annually.
Top Music Production Schools
- Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)
- Full Sail University
- New York University Steinhardt School of Music
- John Hopkins University – The Peabody Institute [Via]