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Christopher Poet
About music

Okay, so long story short, I am setting up five episode web series running at about 5 pages per episode. If I were to include music and hire someone to make music for the episodes, what would it cost me? Does anyone have an idea of an estimate for the possible price or a minimal price?

Angelos Tsoutsis

I can make 5 episodes for you for 50 euro per episode.Sorry for saying this in public but this is my price

Christopher Poet

Angelos Tsoutsis Thank you for the offer but I think we have this covered now.

Joel Irwin Thank you for the detailed overview. I am going to take notes on this and keep it on hand....

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Linwood Bell

$5 an episode would scare me more than someone saying they'll do it for free. lol

Christopher Poet

Linwood Bell Wait why?

Andrew Kopacz

There's nothing wrong with composing music for free or cheap. To me, it's not about the money, but honing my skills and getting myself out there. I put the same amount of hard work whether I'm doing it for free or I'm being paid $1 Million for it. Everyone is getting 100% of me.

Stephen Foster
Directors need an uplifting song for a montage?

Consider "Dream Vacation" by award-winning director/writer Chuck Pelletier!

Joel Irwin

consider for what? just be aware, fyi, this forum is not for promotion, it is for discussion. Were you looking for feedback? If so, anything in particular?

Andy Crittenden
Need Score for Horror Film shot on location in Colombia

Yeah yeah, I know... another horror film... right? Wrong. For better or worse, this is my baby. Shot entirely on location in Colombia South America, with a practical Monster, inspired by the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Very low budget, but amazing cinematography. And now I need a score to suppor...

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Joel Irwin

fyi - This post would normally be done on job section of this site.

Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi Andy. Perhaps post your needs on the Jobs board: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs. That's where members post various "want ads" or searches for creative partners, paid or not paid. ;) Best wishes...

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Andy Crittenden

thanks... yes I have posted there....

Andrea Balaz
Musical

I would like to try my hand at writing another musical. I got a writing price for my previous one, but the musicians that I worked with left before the music was done.

So this time I'd like to colaborate with others composers, people interested in performing it, like schools etc., from the beginnin...

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Michael Matasci

Hi Andrea

sounds interesting - do you have any specific ideas on the musical project?

I am a composer in Brooklyn, and have started on a musical myself

Cheers

Michael

Andrea Balaz

Thank you Michael,

I have a few ideas for the plot. What is your musical about?

with greetings from Vienna,

andrea

Michael Matasci

It's about a young man in California who can predict earthquakes, and his friends dealing with him

Have some songs already composed

the script is almost finished

Michael

Alessandro Machi
Being Dumbed Down by Smart Phones?

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The difference between writing or posting from an actual, real keyboard, versus a Smart Phone... When on a real keyboard one can review one's work and fix mistakes. My theory is Smart Phone texting promotes brevity to the point where one accepts less in terms of thinking and writing. Gently hammeri...

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Diamond Marilyn
Dr Marilyn Monroe cover - Led zeppeline. Baby, I’m gonna leave you - Ver 3

Hello to all. I know it a big request. I wish I could find someone to compose my lyrics for a future %. so I can sing them.

Bill Costantini
Nina Simone - Sinner Man

I always love listening to this song, and especially on a Saturday morning. Nina Simone was such a great liver of life, and composer. I wish I could write songs this pure. If you've never seen this video, enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2cV4bw5yZY&index=6&list=RDyzLT6_TQmq8...

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Stephanie Wesh

I was just listening to love me or leave me she's amazing

Bill Costantini

I was just talking about this with someone else. While this particular video is not Nina exclusively playing and singing, what really makes this special for me is watching her be herself while dancing...

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Scott Fairdosi
Cubase IC Pro

Is there any version out there for windows products? I have an older Asus tablet I would love to put it to use in my home studio.

Joel Irwin
Hats Of To Unsung Composers

In my estimation, we spend a lot of time listening to and discussing the works of major Hollywood composers or discuss memorable music from feature films.  Many of us score films with music designed to help filmmakers (and possible ourselves :) ) get recognition at film festivals.   Then there are t...

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Thomas Dison
Music in Cinematography

I think that a television show/ motion picture is only as good as its score, or lack there of. What are your opinions on this?

Brian Alan DeLaney

To me, the best "band doing an original soundtrack" was Goblin doing Suspiria. It just adds so much to the overall vibe of the original. It would have been a completely different movie without it.

Thomas Dison

My personal favorite was Huey Lewis and the News I’m Back to the Future.

Bill Costantini

I'd rank Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly" as the best composed soundtrack by a pop musician. I'd also put Isaac Hayes' "Shaft" up there, and Neil Young's "Dead Man", Richard Thompson's "Grizzly Man"...aw...

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PeterV Daniels

As I'm new to STAGE32 don't take me too seriously but recently as I watch a movie I find that the less popular the score I tend to soul search a little more. Pete

Joel Irwin

OK - I went to see Mary Poppins Returns tonight (score was golden globe nominated). Mark Shaiman has been my favorite composer for years (Alan Silvestri is a close second). This is a composer who is o...

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Christopher Birk
Music Composing for Exposure

One of the biggest problems I often face with my productions is music. I always end up searching for non-copyrighted existing music everywhere and sometimes I find what I need and sometimes it's sub-par to say the least. But that's unfortunately one of the things that's often difficult, or impossibl...

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Andrew Kopacz

I'm always available for composing. I'll work for any fee, including just exposure. I compose because I love to compose, doesn't matter what the fee, or lack thereof. So if you ever need a composer, feel free to contact me anytime!

Andrew M Edwards

trades are more than acceptable, and a much more professionally equitable arrangement.

Linwood Bell

Are you just happy to get your work featured in films that can't pay?...doesn't excite me, but as you can see it does others.

Brian Alan DeLaney

To me it really depends on the project. If it is a film that I really like, and it is well made, I would probably be ok with doing it for free or something on the back end. Especially if I can tell th...

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Joel Irwin

I am a bit of renegade - I will score any short for free as long as the music is used once I start delivering (I have an 'agreement' signed by both of us). I have done something like 27 shorts that wa...

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Jonathan Price
Free Music Software from Spitfire

If you haven't checked out Spitfire's LABS yet, check it out: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs

They just released free synth pads, but there are seven other free releases on the LABS page, and more to come.

LABS
LABS
The Spitfire Audio LABS programme is an infinite series of software instruments, free and easy to use; made by musicians in London for anyone, anywhere. We release one every month, as well as a bimont…
Joanna Karselis

Ooh thanks this looks great!

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

Thanks for the lead! Downloaded synth pads, real easy and nice sounds.

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

Oops, I ran in some bugs already, well hey, its free.

Joanna Karselis

Already in love with the soft piano. What a beaut.

Michael Mason

Been loving these! I'm glad you posted the link. Some really killer sounds

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