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I’m Alec, an NYC-based composer and new member of GANG! I know a few of you personally and thought I’d finally make it real and join the community. I have a question about OST sales that I hope is helpful for a few of us indie musicians.
I’m in the process of negotiating a salary as a Composer and Audio Lead with a young game studio in NYC. I’ve been working with them as a freelancer in the lead-up to our first major game release, but just now starting the transition to full-time. Part of our negotiation is around the OST sales; specifically keeping the rights and whether or not to distribute on my own or share the ownership in exchange (maybe) for more salary. For the sake of negotiation, what sort of figures might one expect for a OST distributed through all the normal channels (Bandcamp, Spotify, Steam bundles, etc..) for a medium-popular indie game? Our game is releasing on PS4 in the spring and we’re shooting for Steam too. A lot of unknowns here (myself included) but wondering what sort of experiences you all have had.
Any brief thoughts would be helpful, as well as on the topic of marketing OSTs.
Thanks, GANG, and looking forward to meeting more of you!
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