Sample Budget

Sample Budget

Budget estimate for a typical release: some costs are fixed, some variable  
Groovy Quartet's "Bouree for Bollywood"  
   
MANUFACTURING PROJECTED
Remastering (when needed @ $150-$500 extra) 0
Manufacturing (1000 finished CDs): Jewel box, Digipaks or Wallets available; assembly, wrap, top spine, Pdf proofs, disc film (3PMS/CMYK), booklet, tray card (1000) printing (varies with size of booklet and colors, 8pp 4/1 quoted here, $840 - $2500 range) $1300
   
Designer fee ($500) (waived if you use your own and files are print ready) $500
Flat rate for promo mailing costs 150-200 items, ca. 25 overseas $600
   
MISCELLANEOUS  
Freight/courier to artist, distributor, label $80
   
   
   
innova admin fee (staff, storage, office, publicist) $3,300
TYPICAL EXPENSE TOTAL $5,780

Budget Notes

 

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  • We usually get projects underway for a while before we can give you the final quote and issue a contract. By submitting to innova and accepting you agree that we may proceed with incurring costs for which you are liable.
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  • Designer's fee is flat rate for projects up to ca. 12 pages with a couple of revision rounds. Innova will provide templates for artists wishing to do their own design but reserves the right to make a nominal charge if such designs are not print ready. 1 hour's work included to assure brand conformity: all else charged at $50/hour.
  • Innova charges a flat rate based on the actual cost of mailing promotional materials USPS.
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