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My Second Guest Blog on Stage32

How to Market Yourself as a Film Composer This is the second guest blog that Stage32 asked me to contribute to their website. The first blog went very well and I was fortunate to have great responses and private message across social media. I am a proud member of them since 2011. Since its inception, […]

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The Cue Tube – First Composer Roundtable Discussion

When a group of Composers get together …… October 4, 2020. I am honoured to be part of the FIRST Round Table Discussion of scoring to Film with a panel of Composers from different backgrounds and different spheres of experience. This session was put together under ‘The Cue Tube – Where Music Meets Film’, with […]

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My First Ever Guest Blog on Stage32

Film Composers – Your Attention Please! (Part 1) Stage32 asked me to contribute a series of blogs to be featured their website. I happily said yes since I am a proud member of them since 2011. Since its inception, Stage32 grew to become the world’s largest social network and educational hub for film, television & […]

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Film Scoring and Sound Design — Advice

Warning — Long read. Good morning everyone. From my last article I have been receiving private messages from people asking for advice/pointers on how to start/get into the fields of Film Scoring and/or Sound Design. The following is one of the responses I gave. Good afternoon (name withheld) how are you? Here are some pointers. Part […]

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A Short Announcement

I am very happy to announce that I am the FIRST PERSON IN THE COUNTRY to have the ‘Sound Design’ category on the Certificate of Recognition from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and The Arts (and yes I did ask them and it was verified). I am certified as a Cultural Worker under this […]

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TEN SECONDS

Ten seconds …. that’s all you have ….. ten seconds. Ten seconds to make an impact, ten seconds to establish your identity, ten seconds to make a lasting impression. This was the constraint I was faced with when I created the Sound Design for the ident of Creative Compass Design Studios. This studio is founded […]

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Marketing Your Music In The Digital World (Part 3 of 3)

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein Unique Recording Studios, a 26 year old studio that created recorded albums and hits from Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Taylor Dayne, Depeche Mode, George Benson, Pet Shop Boys, Level 42, Michael Bolton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Cliff, Cher, George Clinton and a host of recording artists great […]

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Marketing Your Music Business In The Digital World (Part 2 of 3)

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises” – Demosthenes –   As mentioned in my previous article in this series, the former model of the record industry – dictating what music is marketable is in fact … dead. The world’s major record companies for the past 15+ years are losing vast amounts of revenue […]

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Marketing Your Music Business In The Digital World (Part 1 of 3)

You may choose to agree or disagree with the following article but there is no denying it. The world,through advances in information technology and telecommunications, is rapidly getting smaller and more digitally integrated. As musicians and producers we have to be aware that the former model of the record company – dictating what music is […]