Most people don’t realise how much money they can save with a Music Victoria membership. We offer discounts on a variety of services you will need for your music career including costs involved with recording, merch and touring. Find out more about the benefits for our members here.

Marketing and promotion

ORIGINAL

DISCOUNT

Publicity $2,500 $2,500
Facebook, Instagram and YouTube advertising $900 $900
Community Radio Ads (RRR, PBS, 2SER) $1,020 $1,020
Sam Orchard Music video 1 day shoot (2 locations) $1,200 $1,080
Rhea Caldwell Photography promotional photos (allow for 5 x retouched & supplied images) $350 $315
Plakkit posters – Indoor distribution campaign – Melb CBD (cafes, record stores etc)

Print x 200 A3, Full Colour, 1 Design = $190
Distribute x 200 A3 = $240

$430 $387
Plakkit posters – Outdoor distribution campaign – Melb CBD

Print x 100 A0, Full Colour, 1 Design = $650
Distribute x 100 A0 = $300

$950 $855
Too Far Gone Screenprinting 1 colour print Gildan t-shirts x 220  $1875.50 $1688.50 
Implant Media Promo CDs X 100 $149 $134
Website redesign – mates rates $500 $500
Beat Magazine – 1/4 page ad  $330  $264
The Music – 1/4 page ad  $380  $304

Project / production costs

 

 

Adam Dempsey Mastering for Vinyl and digital (12 songs) $1,680 $1,512 
Zenith Records Vinyl manufacturing costs (300 x 12″ records) $3,410 $3,069
Food and drink (recording days) $300 $300
World of Music Guitar string sets (2 x $21.95) $44 $39.5
10 days studio hire at The Alamo $5,500 $4,950
Postage of vinyl lacquers to vinyl plant – allowance approx $50 $50
Instrument insurance ($10,000 cover) with Bluestone Insurance  $364 $260
Rehearsal studio hire 12 sessions at Bakehouse Studios $900 $810

Administration

 

 

Promo stock postage, telephone, internet $220 $220

Salaries, fees and on-costs

 

 

El Perro Productions Producer/Engineer/Mixing fee for 12 songs (Price can vary) $18,000 $16,200
Additional guest musician fees (allow 4 guests @ $100/song) $400 $400

Touring

 

 

Virgin Australia flights (Return flight MEL-SYD x4)

*Potential further savings through Travel Beyond Booking Portal (for multi-date bookings)

 $840  $840
Domestic excess luggage Virgin Australia 64kg (3 additional pieces)  $310  $0
 Van hire through Blue Groove Industries per week $1,300 $1,170

In-kind

 

Admin (musician’s call + set up – 40 hours @ $40/hour) $1,600 $1,600
Graphic design for single/album tour poster art (6 hours at $60/hour) $360 $360
Copywriting for bio and press releases (3 hours at $40/hr) $120 $120
Total Expenditure
$41,883
$37,240

*Costs above are approx. and exc. gst

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That’s a savings of over $4,500 on your next album release and tour.

It’s a no-brainer. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY.