Are you constantly seeking more music gigs? Have you tried traditional, cold "Networking"? Perhaps we need to redefine the concept and unearth the POSITIVE way to network. The result? Your music gigs will MULTIPLY!
Most composers feel uncomfortable talking about money & rates, but it's important to charge for what your time is worth! Here are 3 tried-and-true methods for getting past the barriers of rate discussions when charging for custom music!
If you're a film composer, then you understand the significance of elevating the picture with your music. In order to accomplish this, it's imperative to prepare properly for the film spotting session and impress the film team!
Today I'm showcasing my favorite piano instruments from the Koji Keyboard and showing real examples of how to recreate tunes from 16Bit legends & how to use them in your own compositions for indie games!
Learn how to compose music in the style of iconic video game composer Koji Kondo using the ZELDA Chord!
This challenge from March 2018 required 5 consistent days of overcoming personal musical challenges including writing each track in ONE sitting. The results are amazing and we had a great time debuting all 50 tracks!
If you're making ANY amount of consistent monthly $$$ as a composer, you should outsource some of your tasks!
In this rapid-fire interview with Avery Berman of Elevate Audio, we explore how he and his co-founder business partner Will Manning have achieved incredible success reaching millions through TV, Advertising & Film Music.
Get your music on Spotify and make some real $$$! Here's my journey to 500k streams and why that's only the beginning!
Let's chat about when internships & assistantships are the right answer and how to take advantage of these incredible opportunities!
In this laughter-filled interview with Filmmaker & Composer Nicholas Kirk, we discuss how to elevate film stories with music!
In order to answer this question, we have to understand the differences between these 3 industries and how to pursue each as a music business!
Should we invest thousands of $$$ into higher education? In order to answer this question, we first have to discover the VALUE of your music in the marketplace and if you can get a RETURN on your INVESTMENT!
In this interview, video game composer Chris Porter discusses his journey building a successful global career while living in Japan!
Steven answers the TOP question asked by music composers!
In this chat, Steven Melin and Matt Kenyon discuss how music composers experience creative burnout differently from other artists, how to prevent creative burnout, and how to deal with creative burnout while in the thick of it!
Steven's top recommendations for essential music gear that every music composer should acquire - and the best order to acquire in!
Steven tackles top questions from music composers about working in the video game industry and serving game developers.
As a Creative, your time matters. If you want to be efficient with your time and build long-lasting relationships with clients, it’s imperative to establish healthy daily habits. Here are 5 Growth Hacks that have been game-changers in Steven's career as a music composer.
Steven's top recommendations for Books, Music Gear, Sample Instruments, & Business Tools to build your DREAM music business!