How Much Does it Cost to Shoot a Music Video?

Written by musicvideo@web

October 4, 2021

Are you trying to break into the music industry? In that case, having a music video to accompany your songs is vital. 


This is because the music video is the number 1 marketing tool for any artist/musician. However, if you are just starting out or if this is your first music video, then of course your burning question is going to be, “how much is this going to cost?”


How Much Does it Cost to Shoot a Music Video on Your Own? 


The truth is, it’s very hard to break down the costs for music video production because every music video production varies so much. However, just so you are aware of rough estimates and where your money will be allocated, we have done our best to provide this rough guide below. 


These figures are based on the Broadcast & Entertainment Union (BECTU).  


  • Actors: £350-500
  • Director: £600
  • Producer: £450
  • Cameraman: £500 
  • Motion Graphics: £600
  • VO Artist: £375
  • Production Assistant: £275
  • Editor: £700 
  • Studio Hire: £2000
  • Lighting and gaffer: £1000
  • Hair & Makeup: £300
  • Costumes: £500


Totalling, roughly £8,000 for the complete music video production. It’s important to keep in mind that the majority of these positions are held by freelancers. Which can make things more expensive as you are paying for more than just the person, you are also paying for their equipment and years of experience. 


How Much Does A Music Video Cost from Budget Music Videos? 


At Budget Music Videos we can not only cut costs enormously but we can also take all of the stress and hassle out of sourcing all the necessary people and elements it takes to piece a music video together by providing you the complete package in 3 different formats depending on your personal budget. 


Stock Music Videos from £99 

  • Lease a 4min Music Video 
  • Royalty Free 
  • Search our database for different genres 
  • Edit for free, using our editing software 
  • Download in minutes 


Exclusive Stock Music Videos from £499

  • Own exclusively a 4min Music Video 
  • Royalty Free 
  • Search our database for different styles to suit your unique self
  • Edit for free using our editing software 
  • Download in minutes 


Bespoke Music Video Production from £999 

  • Star in your own music video 
  • Planning, filming and editing all included 
  • We will script and create a unique concept 
  • 4K filming and Industry standard quality 
  • Only Available in UK & Ireland 


There are a few different ways to determine which package is best for you. You can check out our prices to discover which one fits your needs the best.

OR you can use our instant quote calculator and make a bespoke price to fit you perfectly.

If you are still apprehensive about your budget, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email to discuss your particular needs. We will always do our best to help accommodate. 

Our stock music videos can all be purchased quickly and easily online through our website and our bespoke music videos can be invoiced easily and paid using online banking, paypal or credit card. 

Now you’ve just got to sit back, relax and let us edit your perfect music video together!

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Customer Reviews

denise trolland 3 months ago

Highly recommend Budget Music Videos. I recently worked on one of their shoots and had the best time! Director Loraa White is amazing at what she does - professional, extremely creative and so much fun to be on set with.
The videos they produce are second to none so if you haven't already, check them out!

Sharon Riddell 3 months ago

It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with Loraa and watch her at work while shooting a music video for Equal Bounce. I came along to snap some behind the scenes images and felt extremely welcome and was made to feel like part of the team straight away. Loraa is unbelievably talented, would recommend Budget Music Videos in a heartbeat, very professional and creative with just the right amount of fun.

DJ Bassassin 2 months ago

This website allows you to have visuals match up to your song without hiring a film crew. They have many different themes and can edit a music video in just a short amount of time.

Heidi Robinson 2 months ago

Fabulous music videos for a good price. Easy to download and use. Great communication and solving of any issues that arise. I would highly recommend.

Timothy Paul 2 months ago

It was a PLEASURE to work with BMV. They produced a HIGH Quality music video. I will work with them again.

Shivika tiwari 2 months ago

Extremely professional, you can see the hard work and attention to detail that goes behind every shot/frame! Hats off to their dedication and preparation.
Apart from work Lorra and Natalia are lovely people and had a blast working with them!

Sophie 2 months ago

Loraa was a joy to work with! Clear direction on set, great communication before on and post shoot, I’m expecting amazing results in the final music video edit! Would highly recommend to anyone!

Mickaella Cee 2 months ago

I really enjoyed working with Loraa at Budget Music Video. The whole team was professional, efficient & they really do make you feel comfortable on set! I’m definitely looking forward to working with them again in future projects! Definitely recommend! :)

Pinarella A Month Ago

İ just made my second music video with loraa and absolutely love it… thank you so much for making my imagination come alive 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️

zephrynconte A Week Ago

It was my pleasure to work with Budget Music Videos. The team is professional, cooperative and responded quickly; helping me to quickly put a finished video to my music!


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