Just seen I’ve been put in the runnings for the Video Production Bundle – good luck to everyone involved and many thanks to those who put me forward, I will put golden framed pictures of you in my studio if I get chosen!
There’s some good tracks in there, well chosen Envato:http://notes.envato.com/competitions/help-us-choose-10-files-for-the-video-production-bundle/
I’ve got some experience working for music houses as well as directly with agencies and clients. My experience is that it’s difficult, competitive and full of nasty politics with mate’s of mates getting the job usually.
Money can be great, but like soundroll says, it’s about personal relationships most of the time with the right people (like most well-paid gigs really). Although it’s not impossible to get work via online methods, the competition is very high and music houses know that so will often get you to pitch for free along with lots of other composers (I’ve seen some cases where 100’s of composers were submitting content so they’re spoilt for choice a lot of the time).
Getting the kind of work I think you’re looking for i.e. opportunities to get your songs played on primetime tv, cinemas etc. is really about connections and once you have the opportunities, it’s about decoding briefs well (interpreting wordy and confusing instructions). You’ve also got to have the necessary skills as well, but that’s a given.
Look up productions you like the look and sound of and find out which agency made it then approach them to find out who the music house was (if there was even one used). A popular one in the UK is Finger Music, but there are loads out there and each one differs in the commission they take, who they take on and how they treat their composers.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for those suggestions tacoMusic, both look useful to me. We’ll take a look, I’ll keep you posted on any updates here.
Any news on this? I’m keen on embedding my tracks in more places to get more traffic, but the two issues above are important features for embedding this player elsewhere.
Yep, pretty sure they can
I can see you’re already inundated with suggestions, but here’s a few I think might fit your needs. They’re more electronic than soundroll’s track, but they have the energy I think you’re looking for:
- http://audiojungle.net/item/the-rush/1259795 (this one is a bit hectic, be warned!)
Good luck with your project!
Have a look through these: http://audiojungle.net/user/tacoMusic/bookmarks
Or my best sellers: http://audiojungle.net/collections/1803649-bestsellers
And of course my logo track here: http://videohive.net/item/the-most-epic-digital-distortion/3790502
And let me know if anything catches your eye.
I agree more with LIam. This site is for more small companies and projects, they look for fast and cheap way to get music for their projects, that’s why they buy from here.
I know another places and sites ask their buyers to fill forms, but there are another category of buyers.
Really soundroll? If you were earning less from this site, I think you might feel differently. I still don’t see how anyone loses out from this – including the smaller businesses. If it’s going on TV, cinema or elsewhere where a broadcaster pays royalties like radio, then there is NO impact to the customer. It sounds like most people wouldn’t even need to fill in a cue sheet if they’re using it on a YT video – do you need to fill out a cue sheet for YouTube usage?
Tim – sorry mate, we’ve totally hijacked your thread. I’ll leave my comments at that and hopefully we can focus on the original post topic.
this site is royalty free stock audio, keep it as simple as possible for buyers and don’t confuse them with licensing and cue sheets because you won’t make any money from royalties anyway so there is no point.
I disagree, and you should too if you’re trying to make a living out of music as a composer as this is, and has been for a while, an important source of income for composers – especially when you’re making the small amounts you do on RF sites.
Making the life of someone who fills out a cue sheet (probably regularly if they’re a business who frequently licenses tracks) easier can be made easier by the library, like automatic filling-in or the like.
And yes, it’s not possible to register tracks here that are PRO registered, but that’s the point, it’s something that should be changed according to a lot of composers (including myself) here. All this is said with respect Liam, just to make that clear.
Liam – people who buy these tracks don’t pay the royalties, it’s the broadcasters. There are plenty of ‘royalty free’ (as in pay for the licence once, use the track in your production forever) libraries that exist that let you collect royalties from your PRO. If it’s communicated well by Envato, there’s no reason it would put off customers.
MuscoSound – you beat me to it!
+1 and a massive bump. In fact, a shrieking, banshee-like tribal bump that is so powerful and epic that it will hopefully get someone to update AJ’s policy on this oh so important topic.