Working Composer is the essential guide to making money with your music.
You want to make a living writing film, games or TV music but, like most composers, you probably have a lot more questions than answers.
Where on earth do you start? What’s the most effective way of getting your first job? How do composers actually make a living? Where does the money come from? How do royalties work?
Music Business will answer all those questions and many more. You’ll learn to develop a viable business plan, put together a demo reel and social media strategy, find out about the many income streams available to composers and even take a look at contracts and negotiation.
- Learn Creative and Practical Skills: like building a demo reel, finding opportunities and pitching for work.
- Acquire Essential Business Knowledge: areas such as copyright, royalties and contracts, knowledge that can quite literally make or cost you a fortune.
Get the vital skills you need to make money as a composer in today’s industry. ThinkSpace Education’s Working Composer is our comprehensive guide to making a living as a working composer.
Career planning, market research and promoting yourself.
Interviews with industry professionals.
Analyses of the industry today and how to make money.
Career Planning and Market Research
How to choose and analyse a viable target market.
Including demo reels, your website and social media.
What it is, how to use it to make money and how to avoid being sued.
What they are, where they come from and how you collect them.
Finding Work Opportunities
Techniques and tips for jumping the queue and getting started.
Selling and Marketing
How to pitch and convert opportunities into commissions.
Agents, Publishers and The Big Time
What they do and how they can help when Hollywood comes calling.