I have been asked to write some songs for someone, who has written a script where the characters form a band and songs are played throughout the story.
My collaborator is worried about the implications of this if the script is made into a film, as the politics and people involved in music for film could be enormous and it's possible a production company could scrap the songs we would write and use their own music contacts instead. If that happens, all our hard work would be wasted.
The genre of music needed for the script is specialised, so a great deal of time and work is needed to produce the songs, the writer is happy to pay us, but we are still not sure that we should go ahead. I do know usually music/songs are put on a film in post production. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.