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Earn More Money with Co-Production

Co-Producers are the unsung heroes behind every great album. People like Phil Spector with his pioneering work with the Beatles and his wall of sound technique.

Then there is the work of Dr. Dre and his production skills on the album “2001”.

Still not convinced about the importance of Co-Producers? We have one last name for you.

Rick Rubin

*Drops Mic*

Make Money – Put your ears to work
Audiodraft currently has over 100 talented Co-Producers on site. Out of a community of 20,000 this is a tiny fraction of our talented community. We want to change that as we know that there is much more potential in our community.

In the coming months we will have a large increase in the amount of work available for Co-Producers as we look to expand our Strategy Services.

Typical payouts on contracts for co-producing these briefs start from $250 for analysing 30-50 brand sound units. As your relationship with the client grows, you can expect further income as you become their dedicated brand expert.

We need more talent to help us address this growing demand. So here is our short list of reasons you should sign up to become a co-producer and grow your co-production skills onsite:

Active and Passive Income
With our new strategy services, Co-Producers will receive monthly lump sum payments for their work on these projects. These payouts are a great way to make an active income. Typically Co-Producers will receive 50% – 70% of the cost of the Strategy Service brief. If you are ambitious and looking for more ways to make money on Audiodraft, get a head start and build up your co-production status now!

Currently Co-Producers on private invitations receive 2.5% of the royalties generated by the tracks they co-produce. This may seem like chump change, but after you have co-produced 10+ projects you could start receiving a nice passive monthly income of $100* per month once the Performing Rights Organization makes their payouts.

By co-producing tracks on Audiodraft you will build up your royalty catalogue. This long tail of royalty revenue from various placements can generate a notable amount of income in the future.

Professional Development
Our community managers will endorse you for the work you have taken part in at Audiodraft, to help you grow professionally and build your CV so that it is one of strongest entries for future jobs you look for. Upon request we will write you a reference letter on company headed paper, confirming and detailing your hard work behind the scenes at Audiodraft, to use as part of your CV.

Personal Development
Being a co-producer is a great way to keep your ears sharp and expose yourself to a variety of production techniques you might not have heard before. It’s also a great way to get a behind the scenes look at the quality of other community members work so you have a better idea of where your own skill set stands.
Being a co-producer requires a delicate ear and you must be able to identify a range of instruments and sounds in a mix, provide detailed and clear feedback to coworkers and also have the vision and foresight to know what a mix needs to bring it to that next level.

If you think you’ve got the relevant skills here is how you can apply:

How to become a Co-producer
To be able to apply for the Co-Producer Role you have to be at least a Junior Level Sound Designer. If you have not yet reached this level, take part in one of our open challenges.

To get invited to co-produce strategic briefs, you need to have a co-production status greater than or equal to 50% (Junior level). If you are not quite at this level yet, you are only a few steps open challenges away from achieving it! Follow our instructions below to level up:

  1. Log into your account and go to “My Studio”
  2. Click on “My Co-Producer Status” and then on “Co-Produce Productions / Challenges”
  3. We will always have an Open Challenge for you to participate in, so select one of those

Please note: If you co-produce a challenge, you can’t take part in it with an entry.

For more information on becoming a co-producer please read our guidelines here:

Co-Producer guidelines
Co-Producer Code of conduct

*This is a rough case estimate. Royalties can vary tremendously depending on the scope of the production.

We have five Royalty Categories that indicate how much royalties a track is expected to generate in a production in total across time. The categories are:

  • Royalty Category 1: Expected total royalties up to $100 USD
  • Royalty Category 2: Expected total royalties up to $500 USD
  • Royalty Category 3: Expected total royalties up to $1,000 USD
  • Royalty Category 4: Expected total royalties up to $5,000 USD
  • Royalty Category 5: Expected total royalties up to $10,000 USD and beyond

Royalties are paid according to standard industry schedules, i.e. yearly with a delay of 1–2 years after the track has been placed.

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