Often a client who needs original music will be primarily focused on the short-term needs of the project: Does this cue correctly fit the scene? How many revisions of the demo will there be? Will the composer finish on time? Long-term considerations such as the saleability of the track in a royalty-free music library are […]

Years ago I wrote jingles and commercial soundtracks on a weekly basis. Most of those tracks were created on a handshake which worked for everyone involved. The producer got exactly the music they needed at the time they needed it. And I, the musician, acquired a small piece of property for which I could charge […]