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    TV Music From The Inside

    Notes From The Deadline

    The only way to make money as a media composer is from publishing — but greedy production companies are targeting our back end with a vengeance.

    Music Business Dec 2010
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    In the News: SOS Issue One | November 1985

    The Shape Of Things To Come

    CD technology? Eight-note polyphony? Things were getting pretty exciting back in 1985.

    Music Business Nov 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Its lovely to be appreciated — up to a point...

    Music Business Nov 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Some broadcasters will stop at nothing to save money, even if that means blatantly ripping off composers. So always look at the small print before you leap.

    Music Business Sep 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    The musical challenges involved in composing for TV can be intimidating enough, but its the legal documents that are truly scary.

    Music Business Aug 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Want to be a media composer? Get used to being the most anonymous cog in the TV production wheel.

    Music Business Jul 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    How to get ahead in the business? Honour thy deadlines, have no other gods before work, and dont commit murder unless theres a particularly juicy commission at stake.

    Music Business Jun 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Its wonderful to be able to give something back to young people who are eager to learn about life in the studio. If only they were better prepared to receive it.

    Music Business May 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline: Using Sample Libraries

    TV Music From The Inside

    Sample libraries are the modern media composers most important asset — so its a shame that using them in real-world projects can land you in legal hot water.

    Music Business Apr 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    So you want to be a media composer? Paul Farrer reminds us that its not about the music you love, its about whats right for the show.

    Music Business Mar 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    It doesnt do to get too precious about audio quality. In fact, sometimes a bit of lossy compression might be just what your music needs.

    Music Business Feb 2010
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    No-one likes having their work criticised, especially when the criticism is baffling, surreal and second-hand. But thats the lot of todays composer for the media.

    Music Business Jan 2010
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