How much should you pay for a full band demo using Nashville session quality players?
Every studio will have it’s own pricing and overhead but this will give you a reasonable guideline,
Session musicians charge studios $50 to $75 per song for a demo session. Singers charge $80 and up. $125 is average but some charge much more.
Some musicians can play two instruments at session quality and may do a second pass at a discount.
There is also a studio rate which may or may not include the producer and engineer.
The typical full band demo will involve 1 day of work for the studio and production team. At $50 per hour that’s $400.
Five musicians at $60 each is $300. A singer for $125. Grand Total for a 5 piece demo: $825.– b.e. watson