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Ge#ng Work as a Film Composer Composer self-­‐marke5ng 1. It’s Who you Know and How you Manage your Time 2. The Two Degrees of Separa5on Principle 3. Building a Reputa5on What is a reputa5on? 4. Devising and S5cking to Your Niche Rela5onal. -­‐ E.g. Filemaker Pro 5. Databases 6. Socialising: Networking Trade organisa5ons, e.g.: • 
AIM (Associa5on of Independent Music), • 
MPG (Music Producers’ Guild), • 
BACS (Bri5sh Academy of Composers & Songwriters) • 
PRS for Music • 
Shoo5ng People • 
Mandy.com • 
(BFI) Bri5sh Film Ins5tute • 
Na5onalLo\ery Arts Funding • 
Theatres – e.g. Patrick Doyle /Sam Mendes • 
BAFTA – Bri5sh Academy of Film & Television Arts • 
Film Studios (Leavesden, Pinewood, Ealing, Shepperton) • 
Soho for TV postproduc5on • 
Video & computer games’ houses (clique) • 
OTT Film makers club (amateurs) • 
Film schools e.g. London Film School, Brighton Ins5tute, NFTS Na5onal Film & TV School in Beaconsfield 7. Assembling Your Team Administrator /assistant Fixer Copyist Lawyer Accountant (inc. payroll) Sound engineer Concertmaster Producer?? PR Person (see books to guide you /them…) PR Books… PR Books PR Books PR Books 8. Use Reviews Can use bad ones too – can give you credibility! – Be careful how you pitch yourself. Maintain the ‘image’ decided on. Some5mes your image can emerge despite yourself. 9. Demos 1.  1st 20 seconds rule 2.  Designing a demo – the format 3.  Directed: i. 
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Pow! Intruguing-­‐sol Different1 Different 2 Flourish 4.  Don’t ‘peppergun’ 5.  Specialist (tailored demos) – including tracks not your own 6.  Sending demos: named person, per project. 10. Snowballing Principle • 
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A career builds Word gets around Wheels within wheels Nothing succeeds like success Using magic: dealing with fear; confidence /maintainable self-­‐image. 17-­‐point summary checklist. – Things to consider in composer self-­‐marke5ng… 1. 
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Your spirit Necessary skills Image and message Market research Psychology and philosophy Self-­‐promo5on plan inc. 5metable & deadlines Promo5onal material Promo5on tac5cs Audio & video promo5ons Publicity Adver5sing Internet Rela5onship building Events Sales Ac5on Ge#ng help FIN Hope you have enjoyed the course