“Epic” Low Horns

“Epic” Low Horns Recent years have shown a tendency in film music to write more often for brass in their very low register. Especially horns are often requested to play in their lowest octave. While excellent players in great numbers (speaking of at...

Remote Recording Sessions

Remote Recording Sessions Many orchestral recording facilities/studios/services offer the possibility to do a remote session either via Skype, Source Connect or another form of audio stream where you as the composer can hear what’s coming right through the monitors in...

Working With Chord Symbols

Working With Chord Symbols Even though it is not necessary at first sight and might take a considerable amount of time, especially when you feel insecure in this, make a habit out of writing down the chord symbols of your piece into your working environment (either in...

Working Around Songs and Source Music

Working Around Songs and Source Music Many movies nowadays don’t only contain score music but also songs that are usually not written by the score composer but licensed. Also, the places where they are used in the movie are usually already fixed before the composer...

Paying for Job Offers

Paying for Job Offers There are quite a few people and companies who try to make money from the fact that the market for media composers is extremely crowded and everybody is looking for jobs. There are a few platforms online that promise access to “job offers” if you...