So, you’re thinking about becoming a Freelance Music Composer? Great! If so, maybe this short article can give you some useful tips and advice. I’ve been doing it for several years now and have learned many things about the music industry. Not only that, I’ve developed my own business, which is music composition consulting.
First off, there are several types of Freelance Music Composer positions. For example, the Internet Age means that new freelance composers are likely to be looking to create music online. This is especially true in the field of film and television, as there’s such a demand for creative, original voices and tunes. In fact, I’d argue that the days of hiring a “classroom orchestra” are long gone.
Online Freelance Music Composer Opportunities tends to be very “sticky”. If an artist wants to create music and post it online, they’ll almost always need a portfolio. Freelance Composers who creates online music often requires a large repertoire. It’s absolutely critical that these composers take advantage of their portfolios by adding a number of samples to their websites, along with providing contact details. The most successful Freelancers will also be prolific submitters of audio samples and they’ll almost invariably be submitting to various trade directories.
Freelance Music Composer Positions is not easy to find. While there are thousands of Freelance Music Composer jobs worldwide, there is no shortage of competition for them. Therefore, if you want to make serious money as a Freelance composer, you need to develop a really good portfolio online. The good news is that you don’t need a large list of samples or contacts in order to get discovered.
You can write music yourself, as a side business, while working from your home or from a remote location. Some great examples of online composers are Fritosz, Zablid, Aaron Bennett and many more. In order to become a successful Freelance Composer, you’ll need to develop your skills as well as market yourself online. If you’re just starting out, start out by composing some simple songs to see if this is something that you’d like to do long term.
As you progress, move on to composing larger pieces and more challenging music. Remember, the best way to learn how to write and compose online is to get hired to compose music for film and commercials, rather than learning how to compose using parts and samples from scratch. Most music producers and directors will require you to utilize samples and parts that you have saved on your hard drive, which can be a problem for those who don’t know how to use their computer to find and save these files. So, unless you’re a huge geek who’s comfortable with complicated technology, try outsourcing your work instead.
Once you are able to make a reasonable living freelancing as an independent composer, then you can think about getting a job at a place where they have a reputation for hiring musicians and other creative professionals. It’s always best to keep your options open, but if you feel like you are being drawn into any one specific band or company, it’s best to move on and focus your energy on finding a different client. Your dream client may be a company that makes home-made music beat CDs. There are lots of talented people who like to make their own music to sell online and at shows. One way to get your foot in the door is to create a website that lists sample music for you to create. The key is to make sure you make your website interesting and interactive.
The world of freelancing as a music composer is exciting and full of promise. But, you will need to be willing to learn the necessary skills and work hard if you want to succeed. Remember to never give up and keep plugging away until you find what you are looking for. With hard work and determination, you will become a successful freelance music composer in no time.