10 Tips for Film Composers

Films and Television will always need music. Here are a few tips from Ned Bouhalassa’s composer’s blog (written by Brian Ralston) on starting your music composing career.


1) The composer Basil Poledouris once told me you have to break into the “business of tomorrow” and not the “business of today.” Today’s working directors and producers already have established composer relationships that they go back to over and over. You have to find the up-and-coming directors and producers of tomorrow and work with them now before they make it in Hollywood. When they eventually get their first studio gig… they will usually go back to the people they know and trusted when they were struggling themselves.

2) Everyone’s path is different. Don’t think that by doing what the guy next to you is doing you will get the same result.

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