to budget for the cost of music in your productions up front. Don't let music
be an afterthought. Know from the start that you have the music resources you
need. Original scores for a program may cost between $10,000 and $20,000 with
small orchestrations; a Stock Music Library-scored program would cost on
average only 10% of that price in a needle drop licensing option. If you use a
lot of music, you can save a considerable amount by obtaining an Annual Blanket
License for Stock Music, which will provide you with all the music you need
annually for less than the price of an individually scored piece of music.