I need an answer to this post before Friday morning Nov. 22, 2002. I'm going into a studio this weekend to cut 10 to 12 bluegrass tunes. I don't have a clue what to charge. I know what it costs for studio time, what it costs to license a sound track for a song, and i know what it costs per song to put it on a CD (i'm working on a gospel trio CD) but I don't have a clue what to charge for my playing time. They plan to have 8 hrs of recording time and 8 hours of mix time. I'm not union - but neither are any of 'them'. It's a family deal but me and another player are 'outsider' parts of the band. They first suggested that as the CDs are sold and the cost is recouped, then we'd share in the profits. I was OK by that. I intend to be around for a while and i think they play on me being around for a while. We get along great. Then they wanted a price. I don't have a problem with this either but don't know what to charger. This is my first CD with them. They have had several. HELP!