How To Be A Full Time TV Composer Master Class
"How To Be A Full Time TV Composer" is a new, in depth, four hour, audio & video course, led by TV composer Eddie Grey (Born This Way, The Healer, Shark Tank and more) and facilitated by Aaron Davison. The course is instantly accessible online and features the most in depth, comprehensive and cutting edge information on how to build a career as a TV composer available. Learn directly from someone who has created a thriving, full time career as a composer for television over the last several years, Eddie Grey, as well as one of Eddie's original mentors in the world of music licensing, Aaron Davison.
About Eddie Grey
Eddie Grey is a multi-faceted composer, arranger, songwriter, and sound designer whose successful track record speaks for itself. The Los Angeles-based musician began playing with synthesizers and writing on computer programs at an early age, eventually beginning a musical education that would take him into the world of composing and songwriting.
His success as a composer has seen many high level placements, most notably the main title theme for DirectTV’s “Celebrity Beach Bowl” as well as the theme for their “Fantasy Football Channel.” In addition to his work with DirectTV, he has placed numerous tracks on high rated television shows across a multitude of networks, including Lifetime’s “Dance Moms”, NatGeo’s “Wicked Tuna,” ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise,” Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” and CBS’s “The Young and The Restless”, to name a few.
Eddie Grey’s reputation for high quality compositions, music supervision placements, and songwriting, exemplify his well rounded knowledge of music and its ability to add color to any scene, soundtrack, or ad placement. A critically acclaimed musician and sought after music supervisor, Grey proves to be an impactful composer and dedicated partner that adds value to every composition and project he touches. In 2015 alone he sold over 75 songs, placed over 500 tracks, and landed premiere compositions with ABC’s “Shark Tank” and “World of X-Games” television projects. Thus far in 2016, Eddie has placed music on the trailer for the film “Life On The Line”, secured a main title for the “Pigman” series, scored a documentary, worked on several television shows, signed a multi-album publishing deal with Megatrax and is now the composer for the Emmy® nominated series “Born This Way” on A&E (Season 2).
What you'll learn in the course:
Part 1 - Audio
•How to invest in the right gear
• Strength in numbers (assistants, co-writers, etc.)
• I almost gave up before I got my big break…
•“Getting Your Big Break” (Networking Strategies)
• howtolicenseyourmusic.com - Live Networking Events - You are always networking
• Email Templates (Introduction, Follow Up, etc.)
• Accumulate Placements and Build a Client Portfolio
• The importance of a Logo and/or a Slogan
• Websites - Business Card
• Follow-Up - Being pleasantly persistent
•“Styles of Music I Make” (Self-Awareness)
• What kind of Composer are you? What are you capable of?
•Niche Composers (Beatmakers, Rock Guys, Classically Trained, etc.)
Part 2 - Video
• What instrument drives your session?
• Guitar Oriented Composer
•Fishman Triple Guitar
• Piano Oriented Composer
• Scale Function
• Midi Oriented Composer
•Study your DAW
• Pad Oriented Composer
• Strengths and Weaknesses?
•Leader or Follower?
• Be a student of The Craft
Part 3 - Video
•“Be a Master of Your Craft” (Composer Workﬂow)
• Session Templates
•Instruments you always use
• Settings you often utilize
• User Defaults
• Save Channel Strip Settings
• Screen Sets
• My sponsor “Kilohearts”
• Key Command
• Logic X Remote App
Part 4 - Audio
• Write with the end in mind and use References
•Mastering the Mix (Levels/Reference)
• “A Day in The Life” (Composer Schedule)
• Ideal Day Design (S.S.P.R)
• Study Your D.A.W
• Sticking to Schedule
•Diﬀerentiate between the diﬀerent phases of Composing
Part 5 - Audio
• Putting out ﬁres
• Be Happy/Good Energy
•“Business Savvy” (Composer Income)
• Lower Income
• Mid-Level Income
• High Income
•T.V Production Companies
•Private Clients (Teach)
• “Final Thoughts” (Composer Mindset)
• Be easy to work with
• Talent is Secondary
• Be impeccably organized
• Find or Hire a Mentor
• Never Give Up!!! Fight for Your Dreams
• Metadata Explained Video (10 min)
•The Importance of a Show Reel Video (10 min)
• Eddie's presentation about music licensing at the recent California Dreaming Retreat in September 2017 (60 minutes)
Here's a recap of what's included in the course:
-A 90 minute Audio section featuring Aaron Davison and Eddie Grey covering the course fundamentals.
-Composer Worklow Video (30 min)
-The Instruments that drive your session Video (30 min)
-Metadata Explained Video (10 min)
-The Importance of a Show Reel Video (10 min)
-Audio Samples and where it's been heard (30min)
-Eddie's presentation about music licensing at The California Dreaming Retreat (60 minutes)
-PDF with links to gear, pertinent websites, a few music libraries to start with and email template
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