Studios may be suffering in the 21st Century, but they still hold a certain appeal — not least as wedding venues.
Branding is perhaps more important now than it’s ever been — but the old rules of providing a valuable service still apply.
Who benefits from wordy and expensive contracts in the world of music for media? Not the musician, that’s for sure.
Many still bemoan the demise of the large commercial studio — but what if music itself was to blame?
Don’t get too carried away at the idea of seeing your name in lights. For one thing, it might not be your name, exactly...
If you think the life of a media composer is difficult today, spare a thought for the man who invented the job.
Does the concept of ownership mean anything in the software studio?
Today’s TV composers have no choice but to operate a Zen studio. Where’s the fun in that?
AI is yet to find its place in music production — but it’s only a matter of time...
They say that absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it does give you a certain amount of artistic freedom.
Gender equality in music production still has a way to go.
If only we could all work together, we could compete against each other more effectively.
Tax breaks offer some hope for our ailing industry.
There are always loose ends in the murky world of music for the media. And sometimes those loose ends end up tied round your neck.
Are album credits finally coming to streaming services?
Is it really still OK for our livelihoods to depend on a small piece of plastic?
This year’s AES Show in New York saw a number of welcome changes...
The joy of working in an abstract medium is that everyone will find their own meaning in your music.
The field of game audio is in the process of levelling up...
Increasingly, clients don’t just want your music. They want the opportunity to ruin your music, and waste hours of your life into the bargain.
As media composers, we should be able to turn our hands to anything... shouldn’t we?