Hey there! I'm french so I pre-apologize for any English mistake I could make. And I'm an independant (electronic) musician, I mean I compose every tracks only with softwares.
I have been basically working on for 5 years composing soundtracks - or tracks which could fit 'easily' for any horror/thriller/mysterious movies -. And I was wondering how I could get any interest from you know ... people who need to add audio to their movies. I've already created my fan page on Facebook, uploaded some audios tracks to youtube, jamendo and soundcloud; and of course I got a myspace. But I feel like everybody's attention is only focused on pop/rock/rap and 'real band'.
Since soundtracks are only good to be listened within a movie, only few people like to listen to it alone, so only few people share it. And that's sad. It's like salt. Would you like to eat some salt alone, like raw salt? Neither do I. We need pastas, we need to put it into meat for example. Then it tastes good.
So could you help and tell me where I could find some 'meat' and 'pasta' for my 'salt'?
Thank you a lot for helping me there. Mister M
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You could extend your visibility a bit by joining Newgrounds. There some animation makers can easily find and add your tunes to their work, and because of the CC, is have to credit you too.
answered Jul 05 '11 at 15:44
Are there any studios locally which do production work? Is there anywhere you could get work experience?
If you can find someone in the industry - that is a very effective 'in' to the industry.
I was in a similar situation as you when I was about 14. I was able to secure work experience at a commercial audio production studio. What resulted was a tonne of invaluable hands on learning/training - and the opportunity to work on tracks which I could add to my demo-reel... not to mention a heap of tea being made, and countless coffee runs... but it was worth it.
answered Jul 06 '11 at 04:52
Yes thank you I'll try this one. By the way, yes I'm already on CC because of Jamendo and Soundcloud licences. And that's fine so that people can freely use it and credit me too. But what if I want to earn some extra €€ (I'm in France remember) with my tracks? How can I sell them? And to who? (obviously the music I sell won't be uploaded as a CC and I will only put a demo of them like 30 seconds) That's also part of the question...
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answered Jul 05 '11 at 15:51
It's going to take some homework. You'll need to send your music to production companies - specifically the "Music Director" at any given production company - specifically one's that may commonly use the style of music you produce. Send them your tracks with a quick note about yourself and your abilities. Do that with AS MANY music directors as possible, and you may strike gold.
You could also try and find a popular music licensing library, like APM music, and inquire about sending in your music to them. APM has several different libraries from different companies, and they have information on submitting music to those companies. If one picks you up, congrats!
answered Dec 14 '11 at 05:45
I'd suggest finding any indie filmmaker events and then going and networking with any and everybody you can. The same goes for using the internet as well. Join some indie filmmaker forums and/or sites and network. The more recognized you get, the more likely you are to find people interested in your music and wanting to work with you.
answered Dec 14 '11 at 07:38