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Working Remotely as a Film & TV Composer: Everything You Need to Know

As a composer for Film and Television you are probably used to working on your own in your studio most of the time, basically with the sole exception of meetings and recording sessions. Among composers we always joke about our professional life “in isolation”. Well, one year ago, Covid happened, and, as of today, the composer job is basically 100% remote. This has changed the work flow in many ways, making us switch to new strategies to communicate, meet, share… Here …

How to Negotiate a Composer Agreement

When you decide to write music for Film and Television as a full time job, you’ll soon realize that from that moment on it is not just about your music, but about the music business. There is so much to know and to learn about the process of negotiating a deal. I am going to share some of the experience I have made so far, hoping that it will help you with your negotiations a little bit. When and Why: Signing an Agreement When you are offered a composer job, your first instinct i…

A Film Composers Guide to Dealing with Rejections

You often read “how to deal with rejections” for actors and writers, but, when it comes to Composers for Film and Television, it looks like there is less literature, so I thought I’d give it a go myself. If you are pursuing a career in film scoring, no matter how long ago you started, I am sure you have experienced rejections. Why is that? Well, the first logical reason is… There are Many, Many Fish in the Sea By choosing to be a composer, you’ve chosen…

The Film Composer/Director Relationship: How to Make it a Match Made in Heaven

So you landed a job as a composer for a Film. Congratulations! But now where do you start? I think a good point is to build a positive relationship with your Director. That could definitely contribute to the success of your gig. Like any other kind of human relationship, there are no rules to make it work and there is always room for improvement, but here you’ll find some tips and thoughts, based on my experience, that I think might be helpful. Let’s suppose you have negot…

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