How does one go about commissioning or licensing work from creative folks (musicians, digital artists) in a way that is fair to both? Any handy resources or guides? I'd rather not go to massive content-farm-factory websites.

For what it's worth I'm in need of some music for a technically minded podcast idea I have floating in my head and what better way to support the Fediverse than to actually look at paying for a license for some intro music and B roll music.

I don't have a large budget but I would appreciate boosts in order to get advice from others who have done commissions before or to get visibility and/or get recommendations for people present on the Fediverse who also produce music and/or digital art and also accept commissions and/or license deals.

I am not trying to start a bidding war, nor solicit a "come to me with a proposal", etc. I don't want to waste other peoples' energy & time.

I just have no contacts and no network to even begin looking in.

@cj Lee Jackson isn't on the Fediverse but he's got a blog and might be delighted to offer persepctive from a professional's perspective if you reached out to him. He does instrumental soundtracks for games mostly but is really nice!

@eleanorkonik Thanks for sharing! I assume it is D. Lee Jackson at dleejackson.lbjackson.com ?

I'll politely reach out to him to see if he has info to share. :)

@eleanorkonik Wanted to circle back to this: Mr. Jackson responded and was a huge help!

Thank you for the great contact, he is very nice.

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