James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Charles,
As I wouldn't want to bore everyone with my limited supply of anecdotes, I will send you a PM. Would be good to hear about your experience too thus far! Charles Burns said:
Hi James - just seeing this thread for the first time.   How…"
Dec 5, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Indeed, John Powell said he "didn't make any money" until he was 30 and had to "find a woman with a car and apartment". I suppose that's one avenue I haven't explored yet...
Were you born into money or did you marry someone who had a lot of it? …"
Dec 5, 2017
Charles Burns replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"haha - whoops - you already did give us an update...."
Dec 4, 2017
Charles Burns replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi James - just seeing this thread for the first time.   How has the past year and a half or so fared for you?  Any thoughts on what worked to further your career and what didn't really pan out?  The website looks great, and it looks like you've…"
Dec 4, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"It's good that you studied in an environment where there were other composers and instrumentalists. The music school I went to was doing popular music courses for band instruments, and I only went there initially because I wanted to be a drummer,…"
Dec 4, 2017
Lara Poe replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Lara,
Thank you for your input as well. I can imagine that your contacts book must be chock full of names of musicians! You're right, it seems important to develop a rapport with people you meet at these events.

Sure it is, and keeping in touch…"
Dec 3, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Lara,
Thank you for your input as well. I can imagine that your contacts book must be chock full of names of musicians! You're right, it seems important to develop a rapport with people you meet at these events. For example I've been in touch…"
Dec 3, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Mike,
Working for free would not be high on my priority list, however if it meant that doing a free demo would glean some otherwise tricky to get interest, then I would do as you suggested. It seems a bit like when producers/directors ask "What…"
Dec 3, 2017
Lara Poe replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"From personal experience so far, connections are quite important.  The area of composition that I work in (mostly pieces intended for the concert stage) is slightly different, and knowing players is also very important for this area.  But…"
Dec 2, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"James,
Don't be too hasty to offer services for free though. If you get an offer from a music house, ask how much they pay for demos first, then take it from there. Only offer a free demo if there is no chance of a fee or no interest from them and…"
Dec 2, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Thanks for these Manfred, I'll definitely have a look at them. It's reminded me of a good series on SOS that's been running lately about music libraries too Manfred Goop said:
In case it's of interest, here's a very general article I saw:…"
Dec 2, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Mike,

Thank you for the pointers there, I will be sure to track down those and other companies. Offering to do a free demo sounds like it could be a good way of getting their interest at least initially. I've been in touch with music supervision…"
Dec 2, 2017
Manfred Goop replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"In case it's of interest, here's a very general article I saw:
https://audioskills.com/post/4938/
And why not take a quick look at these:
https://shootonline.com/column/future-advertising-music-royalties …"
Dec 1, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"James,
I did a lot of advertising music. I became associated with certain  jingle houses at different times as they were (are) the first port of call for an advertising agency. There are some good companies like Amber, Human and Finger, all of whom…"
Nov 30, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hello all,

I thought I'd provide an update to this thread as over a year has passed since the original post.

Paul - thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it. I always thought that mixing was one of my weaker points but it's good to know I've…"
Nov 30, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi James.
My background is similar to yours and I had a career in media. I'd just like to shore up Daves' point about sending emails and badgering people as it worked for me. When I left the RAM, I knocked on doors in Soho London and sent out…"
Nov 30, 2017
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