Steve Yee replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"I play the live sound engineer slash composer card.  You can make rent mixing one good show. Yet to make a buck composing in my first year tho. But live sound in Toronto is likely another tough egg to crack."
Dec 16, 2014
Natanel Arnson replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"You should check out a site called Newgrounds. they have a forum of where developers post when they need musicians. There will be some random nothing projects, but you can find some real ones too.  Justin Hawley said:
Wow thanks Tyler!  That was…"
Jan 30, 2014
Christopher Sahar replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"Well Taylor spoke of media composer there are other pathways.  First off there is a viable income to be gained from TEACHING!  Composers will end up doing a collection of jobs. Here are a few routes to consider:

Music Teacher (composition, theory,…"
Dec 28, 2013
Cody D. Boyce replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"For the money thing, find a day job with easy set hours (9-5) that don't require any after work, weekends, etc.  It may be mundane but at least you'll give yourself enough free time to do the music thing.

Personally, in Ohio, USA, I researched and…"
Sep 28, 2013
Sutherland Taylor replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"Unfortunately, people who marry for money usually wind up earning it. Of course the day job thing has its problems too.  Raymond Kemp said:
Marry for money, then follow your dream or ...........................get a day job"
Sep 18, 2013
Justin Hawley replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"Wow thanks Tyler!  That was comprehensive.  Well I guess I shouldn't have underestimated the inconsistency of the music biz and the role networking still plays today. 

In my province I applied to every video game company (including what looked like…"
Sep 18, 2013
Tyler Hughes replied to Justin Hawley's discussion How to work full time as a composer?
"Media composing is quiet difficult because of the fact that companies in their meetings do go "so does anyone have a cousin or informally know of any musician personally who can compose for our 400th commercial?"
Media composing is the one field…"
Sep 18, 2013
Justin Hawley left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Thanks for the welcome!"
Sep 18, 2013

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