TRANSCRIPTION COMMISSION

Transcribing music by ear to produce sheet music scores of various existing tracks.

Previous Transcriptions

You can find more transcription examples here.

Commissioning Rates

As of: 1st July 2020

Rates are by per minute of music needing to be transcribed and are variable depending on the size and nature of the project:

Solo Instrument

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks for one instrument only (e.g. solo piano)

Small Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 2 - 4 instruments.

Medium Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 5 - 8 instruments.

Large Ensemble

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks between 9 - 12 instruments.

Orchestra

Per minute

E.g.

Tracks above 12 instruments, or using an orchestra.

~£40

~£15

~£20

~£25

~£30

For other categories of transcription, feel free to contact me!

How the fees are paid:

The fee for each commission is paid in full once you are satisfied with the final score/recording.

All payments are made via Credit Card or PayPal through a private link, or a direct bank transfer

What You Will Get

With each Transcription Commission, you will receive:

1) The full score of the completed transcription as a .PDF digital file

2) A .SIB editable file for use in the sheet music software, Sibelius 7.5

3) An .XML editable file for use in other sheet music software

4) A .MIDI file for use in digital audio workstations and other software to create recordings

5) A rough audio recording of the commission as a .WAV digital file (or other audio format)

"New Horizons Main Theme"Totaka (et al.), arr. JShaw
00:00 / 01:03
Optional Additions

These are optional additions that are not required alongside a commission, but may be of interest

Part Scores

(.PDF)

£2

Per part

E.g.

If you would also like individual instrument part scores of the commission as .PDF digital files

High Quality Recording

x2

Per commission

E.g.

For a higher quality recording with hand-picked samples. Doubles the commissioning price.

Rough Recording

High Quality Recording

Vs.

Vs.

Vs.

Vs.

Vs.

! DISCLAIMER !

For obvious legal reasons, in order to commission a transcription, you must either:

1. Have written permission from the original composer(s) / publisher(s) / copyright owner(s) of the track you want to be transcribed​

OR

2. Only intend to use the completed transcription for entirely non-commercial purposes (e.g. you will not be selling the score(s) or performing the track during any form of paid concert performance)

Further, I will not transcribe a piece of music that already has an existing official published score available for purchase. If one is already available, please consider buying that instead and supporting the original creator(s).

FAQ

A general FAQ for all commissions can be found HERE. For transcription specific questions:

Why can't I use the finished commission for commercial purposes?

  • Copyright in a nutshell: if you don't have written permission from the original composer(s), publisher(s) or owner(s), then legally you are not allowed to profit off of their work.

How long does the transcription take?

  • It varies depending on the size and complexity of the track you want to be transcribed, as well as what other projects I am currently undertaking, but to estimate:

    • Solo Instrument --> 1-2 days​

    • Small Ensemble --> 2-3 days

    • Medium Ensemble --> 3-4 days

    • Large Ensemble --> 4-5 days

    • Orchestra --> 5+ days

  • If you also require a high quality recording, the time to complete the transcription will be increased by roughly 2x

What do you do with the finished transcription?

  • I will likely publish the finished commission at a later date to my YouTube channel and for officially licensed sale on Musicnotes.

I have a question that wasn't answered, how can I contact you?

  • Feel free to contact me over HERE for any further questions!

Submit a Commission

To get a quote for how much your commission will cost, fill out the form below or contact me.

I will respond to your request with a quote via email within 24 hours.

© 2020 Jonathan Shaw