Rates & Terms
The following rates are for a live location recording at your venue. The service is currently only available in the Northwest of England.
Rates (All prices are subject to UK vat)
Rates vary depending on your specific requirements, however, here is a guide based on recording 2 people: -
- 1 session – £195
- 2 sessions – £175 each
- 3 sessions - £165 each
- 4 sessions or more – £150 each
- 10 sessions or more £125 each
Additional Recording / Editing Time
- 30 mins – From £20
- 60 mins – From £40
Please note. An hour of additional recording will also require at least 1 hour of additional editing.
About the Process
Our experienced engineers get a professional result with a minimum of equipment. We set-up, usually in about 10-20 minutes, have a quick sound check and start the recording.
The recording is continuous so if you go wrong or wish to do a re-take that is fine, you just do it and we edit out all the unwanted material later.
Our recording system can be set up at a table or bar but is equally suited to moving around, for example at an event, trade show or gathering.
Editing and Production
From our private studios, we edit the raw audio by removing gaps and unwanted sections, adding music, sound effects, voice idents or podverts as required.
The proofs are sent to you as a download for your approval.
We are happy to receive your feedback and if you require an extra cut or two, a gap tightening or a volume change, we will provide you with a new proof file until you are totally satisfied with the production.
- Your venue having a room / area that is suitable for the live recording session
- You being responsible for the attendance of any podcast speakers / hosts etc
- Parking being available nearby
A venue with a reasonably quiet room is preferable as any background noise will become part of the podcast. Sometimes, background noise can actually add to the ambiance and atmosphere of the production i.e. being outdoors, at a restaurant, café bar or trade show, but generally a quiet room is best.
If you have any concerns about this please contact us and we may be able to offer further samples and advice.
Royalty free music
- As priced on the Media Music Now website
Custom written music
- By quotation
Voice idents using a professional voice over (intro, outro etc)
- Single sentence from £20
- Two sentences from £35
- Three sentences from £45
- More than 3 sentences – quote available on request
Podverts using voice over, music, editing & sound effects
- By quotation
Ordering / Payments
Bookings are subject to availability on a first come first served basis and will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
If extra time is needed for editing or recording, this can be added on an ad hoc basis, however, full payment will be required before audio masters are delivered.
Audio provided for assessment and editing purposes will be watermarked with a copyright notice. These watermarks will be removed upon receipt of payment.
Bulk bookings can be arranged as a pre-agreed standing order schedule against proposed booking dates.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
At least 7 working days notice is required for cancellations or rescheduled bookings. Booking a session(s) means that a chunk of time is allocated to your booking. If you reschedule or cancel with short notice we can not simply reallocate that diary time and this represents a loss of income to our business. For this reason we reserve the right to retain the booking fee if you cancel with short notice. Rescheduled bookings must be rescheduled within 60 days.
Before booking a session with us please make sure this date is definite. We operate on a tight schedule and as our income is generated from our time we ask that you respect and understand this before making a booking. You are booking the service of our time which, unlike a physical product can not be returned for a refund.
Once we have recorded your live material, we will schedule in editing time to get your initial proofs back to you as quickly as possible. We work on numerous audio projects simultaneously, which means that we have to efficiently schedule editing and production times in order to consistently deliver a high standard product.
We aim to deliver proofs to you within 5 working days; however, this can often be much sooner, typically 2-3 working days for single podcast bookings. If there is anything that may cause unforeseeable delays beyond 5 working days, we will inform you straightaway.
If you need your audio quickly, please inform us prior to your recording session. We will do our best to accommodate by booking your editing time well in advance.
Coverage, Travel & Parking
Podcast marketing is a specialist business area of its own. As an audio recording and production company, we do not offer podcast marketing services; we only produce the audio. If you are interested in using a third party marketing company, we would be happy to advise you on what to look for.
It is possible to do your own podcast marketing if you do not wish to hire a third party specialist company. If this is your chosen route, we can provide you with some resources and blog articles to get you headed in the right direction. Hosting As with podcast marketing, hosting is a specialist area that we don’t cater for, however, we would be happy to have an exploratory chat with you and possibly point you in the right direction depending on your specific requirements.