If we didn't enforce this a composer could leave us high and dry in the middle of a project. The verbage is PER project. TCC is run by composers who know what's fair for composers. All rules favor the composer.
You are talking from complete conjecture "Switch Theory", about me taking credit for projects and that we are a scam. The points cannot be argued, you are completely mistaken. IMDB means nothing. Most of what you find on IMDB is out of date, or not yet correctly updated. We put myself or Matt or the chosen party as Composer right away when we sign a contract with a Client, as a stopgap measure against composers soliciting to the Client further. Standard procedure.
In regards to your other issues, you probably just got caught in between the transition from our old website, to our new one. We clearly labeled the new site, in "beta". And we're very open to feedback.
No hard feelings. The fact that no one made any comments about my music is not any of my concern. I know that with any business, not just music, you have to earn the respect of the group to be treated equally. My partner and I were concerned because we paid to be a member and weeks later we are still waiting for a password to even get started. I can understand backed up work, but when you see administrators all over the site making new comments all day every day, on the same posts that you are asking questions, it is extremely frustrating. I sincerely apologize for blowing up like that. And wish you all the best, Jim
Thanks Ray. And I might add that I really don't care to take much at all. I'm not a megalomaniac looking to dominate the world. I want that for my company, but the benefits I need are NOTHING. I am a master of my craft, and I just want to share that, and I want to solve the problem of dwindling music budgets and give more composers more work. Around the office, we think of TCC as a kind of Robin Hood for film composers. We go out and get gigs, and we spread them around to everyone. TCC keeps publishing royalties wherever it can. Whenever it cant's .. guess what? ... we take NOTHING.
I'm not going to say which jobs, but there have been at least 5 jobs in the last 12 months, where we actually put the money in to pay the composers when the Client either backed out or had not enough to speak of.
By the way, the "precocial" thing, is not a measure of your talents. It's meant to be how new you are to The Studio. It upgrades as you make more posts. I think it's set to upgrade after as little as 5 posts. Sorry, but we totally didn't mean to offend with that. Do you have an idea of what we could call newbies instead of "precocial" that's maybe creative, has team spirit, maybe is a pun on film scoring? Let us know!
Jim, that's really nice man. Thanks. You made my day. And Clinton LeFort, who sent a very nice email a few minutes ago, saying how much he admires what we are doing for "upcoming" composers. That's probably our target audience, the "upcoming" film composer. But we certainly have a few veterans who get placed in every project.
Hi Ray. I'm not sure why, but the forum wont let me reply to your message below, so this is my reply...
We haven't had a single composer that when assessed as "below par", wasn't humble enough to know they had something to learn, and did not improve as a result. For some it takes longer than others, but I believe, as my father did, that everyone possesses the ability to speak the universal language of music, and in my case the universal language of film music.
We aren't frustrated composers who get disgruntled when a composer's music isn't where it needs to be. We are articulate master craftsmen able to get right to the heart of every matter. As such it is a very valuable training ground for composers without 10 years or 10000 hours experience (the length of time required to become an expert at something, cit.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert ).
And I'll tell you this. Everyone is good at something naturally. Eventually we discover what that is, or you tell us, about yourself, and if that is your best foot forward that is where you can begin.