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How to Make a Living from Music

How to Make a Living from Music

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Practical guide to help authors and performers appreciate the importance of proper management of their intellectual property rights in addition to providing instructive advice on how to build a successful career in music by generating income from musical talent.
Practical guide to help authors and performers appreciate the importance of proper management of their intellectual property rights in addition to providing instructive advice on how to build a successful career in music by generating income from musical talent.

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01/08/2016

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When a film company, television company or advertising agency want a completely

new piece of music for a particular use, they will often commission an author to

write something specifically for a particular use or scene. In the case of a major film

or television production, an author might be asked to write the entire film score.

There are relatively few top major film score composers, such as Hans Zimmer,

Howard Shore and David Arnold, who are regularly employed in this way and it is

often difficult for a new composer to break into this field. Film companies tend to

play safe and use tried and tested composers who they know will deliver. If this is

an area an author wishes to explore, it is important to create a showreel and engage

a specialist composer agent such as Gorfaine/Schwarz (www.gsamusic.com),

Soundtrack Music Associates (www.soundtrk.com) (both of which are based in Los

Angeles) or Air-Edel (www.air-edel.co.uk), who are based in both London and L.A. A

full list of composer agents and many other categories of music in the film business

is available in the above-mentioned Film and Television Music Guide

(www.musicregistry.com).

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