Originally Posted by YoungOlehead
My cousin sings for a living and likes doing side projects;He may be willing to help... Any compensation for the time?
Well, there are some conflicting factors at work regarding the payment issue:
1. Every time I've offered money to a musician to play with/for me (dozens of times, maybe a hundred), they either suck or flake... without exception. I don't think I have a single good note of music recorded that I paid for.
2. Every time somebody has made good music with me, they have either volunteered or it just happened organically.
However, I am more than happy to pay for a skilled vocalists' time. So if somebody is awesome and wants to be paid for their time, I will pay them pretty much whatever they want.
PM me your cousin's contact info or maybe a way to hear his work. If it's a good fit I'll pay whatever his customary rate is.