(as of Nov 27,2021 13:46:31 UTC – Details)
In ‘So You Want To Become a Media Composer?’, Adonis Aletras provides all the necessary insight for beginners and professionals alike in a very unique way: by utilising 65 of the BEST composers, performers and industry executives who are currently successful in their respective fields (more than 300 questions and answers). Offering their ‘real life’ perspective through 5 custom questions, the participants (including John Debney, Jeff Beal, Bruce Broughton, Deborah Lurie, Steve Vai, Richard Kraft, Dawn Soler and dozens of well respected others) provide answers that shed light into: film-TV scoring, composing for media, getting hired, the music business, music business marketing, academia, career, success/pitfalls, the media industry, music publishing, etc. It’s not a music theory book, however, no stone is left unturned making this book a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in media composition.
Presented in a clear and easy to navigate format, this book will be useful to aspiring composers, students and professionals who want to get an insider’s view of how the best of the best handle their careers towards a path of success.
Excerpt from the book below:
"There are a billion queries going on in our heads about career, business, creative processes, the film/tv industry, the video game industry, the streaming platforms (like Netflix), academia, publishing, income streams, family (even!), temp scores, and so on and so forth. Way too many questions to ask anyone individually, though, so an idea flashed before me: Ask a few questions at a time to numerous A-list film/tv composers, game composers, industry executives, audio engineers, editors, performers, publicists, music supervisors, lyricists…questions would be custom made, after thorough research, for each participant. Asking the right questions is quite important but what’s even more important is who answers the questions. In other words we need to always consider the source. Experience trumps visibility. We’d rather learn from someone who has done it over and over with a proven track record than a loud mouthed spectator with a YouTube channel."