chapter  17
5 Pages

The Client/Composer Relationship

WithGreg McCandless, Daniel McIntyre

This music business–focused chapter begins Part III, which shifts the discussion to the practical realities of media composers in today’s market. You will be introduced to the workflows and expectations related to writing music for clients, such as reference tracks and revisions, as well as the interpersonal skills needed to establish and maintain a career as a freelancer. This chapter also explores strategies for maintaining compositional integrity, managing a web presence, and navigating the aesthetic dichotomy of art versus craft.