(Over)Stretching Your Comfort Zone

(Over)Stretching Your Comfort Zone Be sure BEFORE you sign for a project whether you can deliver or not. It is probably the worst nightmare and questioning your professionalism if you cancel the work on a project in the middle because you realize that you cannot...

Finding Your Own Voice as a Composer

Finding Your Own Voice as a Composer As a composer, you’re very often confronted with conversations about “finding your own voice” and “your piece sounds like composer xyz” and some young composers feel very under pressure to develop an unique style. While of course a...

Starting a Career as Film or Game Composer

Starting a Career as Film or Game Composer There is no standard way to find an entrance into the film/game scoring world. The essential thing to understand is that it is a highly individual way for everybody and just because it worked for one person doesn’t mean it...

Consequences of Unfair Business Behavior

Consequences of Unfair Business Behavior Play a fair game. Ripping off people you work with is definitely one of the worst ideas. In the media world, reputation and the word of mouth are very strong factors. Once you get a reputation to be someone who doesn’t play...

Typecasting Composers

Typecasting Composers Typecasting happens quite quickly and is a very annoying situation for most composers or practically any creative person. Once you have a notable success in a genre or in a job, probably most follow-up jobs will be more or less of the same kind...