Top 10 Tips For Composers Entering The World of Music For TV
Written by Tim Rabjohns & Fridel for Music For TV Masterclass – July 25th 2012
1) When compiling a showreel we think it is very important that you create one which has sound to picture, and not just audio only. Also try to and be clear if something is a demo or a real job. We also think it’s a good idea to use Vimeo as it is more professional, and used by most people in the media industry.. You can also back this up with compositions on Soundcloud (or similar)
2) Follow up. Although it may sound like the basic thing in the world – when contacting Music production companies – don’t just send one email with no follow up Over the years we have received so many emails from hopeful composers, who never get beyond the first contact. It’s always good to call companies and find out what they are looking for and to try and develop a relationship with people.
3) If possible go and work for the kind of company you want to get work from eg advertising agency or production company. It may mean not starting in music straight away, but it will give you a good customer base to start with. This is something that will reap many rewards in the following years.
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