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My First Stage32 Livestream Interview

Stage32 Instagram Live Interview, 22 October 2020 Stage32 asked me to be an interviewee on their Instagram Live to talk about my blog, ‘How to Market Yourself as a Film Composer’. It was AWESOME!! I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity. This is from their Instagram post: “Our Director of Content @taylorcbaker is joined […]

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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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A Story, a Podcast and Gunshots!!

A story, a podcast and gunshots!! Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary works via internet file transfers. Here’s a glimpse of what can be done. Opportunity is like a blinking light in a dark room Anthony Phills is an award […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley – In the previous blog in this series I mentioned that vocalists should not only look at one income stream in the use of their […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Berthold Auerbach – In my last blog I received positive comments about my advice for upcoming vocalists especially point #5. We shall now continue with some of […]

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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 […]