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How hard is it to get into the film music industry?

I am interested in pursuing a career in movie/film music composition. #music #music-composing #composer

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Matt’s Answer

Dakari,
Make 50 amazing film score tracks at 2 minutes each. Post them on soundcloud and push your soundcloud links as a film composer on all social media outlets.


Use google and get the phone numbers to all sorts of music production, music publishing, and record labels. Call them, email them, send them your awesome music and let them distribute it. They'll take 50% but that's industry standard, and they'll plug your music into film and tv.


But the catch is, you gotta make some incredible tracks.


The music speaks for itself!
Good luck,
- Matt

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Rick’s Answer

What're are you located? If your going to score for film, move to Los Angeles or New York with your "demo reel". Nowadays you may be able to score from a project studio but your in a long line of others who are just as talented or more talented and with more experience.
Find a composer who needs an assistant. Work for little or no money for the experience.
I landed in Los Angeles from Texas and met some artist who were willing to help me because I did my work with excellence, showed up on time and always was 2 steps ahead of my engineer when I was a second.

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marvin’s Answer

Hello, maybe we can find out together. At (there may be alternatives...) musicgorilla.com, a free account allows you to upload 5 songs for site visitors to listen to 24/7. For fees, they list studios interested in music submissions. You chose who, and they send a direct message to your target. (Search for: myrlyyn) Personally, I know many people resort to means ranging from private "listening parties", with select guests, to subtle 'payola'. Be sure you own or control all the rights to your music first. Download forms in .pdf format from US Copyright office. Check out Creative Commons, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Harry Fox and 'rights' organization's 'faq' and blog offerings. The WIZ had a Broadway Cast Album, a movie soundtrack album and theoretically breakout singles (Lena Horne's rendition of "Home", etc.) Read magazines like MIX, Electronic Musician, Keyboard, etc., which feature writing/soundtrack recording projects, contact names and interesting strategies. Check Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Billboard for overview of industry personalities and production details. Be original, fresh and confident! Music is still a subjective science. A song may have multiple media releases in it's lifetime. Enjoy the royalties. ( guests you meet in the green room, 'after' party or artist watering hole-don't drink and drive)

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