Resources for the Library Music Composer - Part 2
Let’s keep going from where we left off last week.
This is a great video by Berklee Professor Mark Cross, it provides a solid starting point and a good overview. It doesn’t go very deep into the subject but if I had to suggest one single video to watch to anyone starting out in the business of writing music for libraries, this would be it.
Evenant is a great online resource for creatives and it has a fantastic selection of courses in cinematic scoring. I took a trailer music course with them last year and it was totally worth it. They now have a good selection including a course on the production music business by Emmet Cooke, author of a good book on the subject.
Now, if I was Mr. Henson, I would be very offended about being included in this list because his blog is about much more than library music. So let’s put it this way: the fact Christian had some success with library music (together with being a fantastic film and video game composer and the founder of Spitfire Audio) is just one of the many reasons why you should be watching his channel.
This is a fake resource because Dan’s book isn’t out yet. However, I’ll make sure to get it as soon as it comes out because it will no doubt be extremely useful. I already told you about Dan last week.
Some composers have also used Taxi successfully. I did use it for one year and then I decided it wasn’t for me for a number of reasons.
I’m sure someone will be mad at me for including this kind of service in this list: often it’s not a good idea to pay for the privilege of being able to submit music for a job. I would agree. However, at the very beginning of my career, FMN’s briefs helped me tremendously to build a catalog and I got some pretty good deals out of it. And I still use it occasionally.
I hope this was helpful, I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about these resources and feel free to comment with some more!