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  1. questionWhere can I find examples of composer contracts?
    We've included examples of three common types of film, television and video game composer contracts as attachments below:1. Composer Package Deal Contract - This type of agreement is typically use ...

  2. questionWhere can I find examples of music licenses such as sync and master licenses?
    Click on an attachment below to view our sample film & television music licenses. These documents are provided as samples for your reference, and are de ...

  3. questionWhere can I find examples of downloadable US Copyright Registration forms?
    The U.S. Copyright Office has forms available including instructions.The copyright office's website is at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/forms/>The two forms you most likely will be interested ...

  4. questionWhat kind of a resume is required of people who want to enter the film and TV music business?
    Actually, there are no requiremnts - the field doesn't have any "standards" about entering, and there is no single career path that is common for people entering the business.To go a step further, ...

  5. questionWhat are the backgrounds of people who enter the film and television music business?
    They vary widely. Among the backgrounds that are popular for those entering the business are musician (performing and studio), recording artist, trained composer, orchestrator, arranger, singer, m ...

  6. questionWhat traits or qualities does it take to be successful in the business?
    Based on studying the traits of successful people in the business, the traits of persistence, determination, "staying-power" (the power and will to hang in there until you achieve your goal), and ...

  7. questionWhat are some current trends in the business?
    * Competition is increasing - more and more composers and songwriters are entering the business.* With this new competition comes pressure to work for smaller fees, and sometimes for free.*  ...

  8. questionWhat kinds of opportunities are there in the film and television music business?
    Lots.Consider these opportunities for music with picture:*  Expanding digital cable and satellite television (100s of channels)*  Online music (music used in websites and music sold from ...

  9. questionWhat about observing recording sessions?
    If there are film and television recording sessions located near you, you should absolutely try and attend as many of these as possible, especially in the early years of your career.There is a wea ...

  10. questionWhat are "composing teams" and how do I become part of one?
    Composing teams are groups of composers,usually working for one "lead" composer, that do television series work. Composing teams have been very popular in the animation world, since there is a nee ...

  11. questionWhat about internships and assistantships?
    Internship and Assistant positions can be great opportunities to learn in a real, working industry setting. The pay is often low, and the hours are usually long, but the real "compensation" in the ...

  12. questionSuppose I'm a music major in a traditional college music program?
    Great! Chances are that a lot of the tools you'll need to be successful at writing music for film are included in your composition program.But there are many areas that are not, and it's best to s ...

  13. questionWhat professional level education is available?
    Professional education (designed for people already working in the business)is offered by schools and educational companies in several major cities.The Film Music Institute in Los Angeles offers s ...

  14. questionWhat schools offer film music education programs?
    Several colleges in the U.S. have courses in film music, including USC and UCLA Extension in Los Angeles which have extensive programs. In the east, Berklee College of Music has a 4-year Film Scor ...

  15. questionWhat education is required for entry into the film and television music business?
    No particular "degree" from a school or college is required for entry into the industry, and there is no "certification" for most parts of the industry.But what is important are the skills you bri ...

  16. questionWho is the "boss" when it comes to music for film and television?
    In film, usually the director. In television, it's typically one or more of the producers.In both film and television, however, the music supervisor is becoming central to all aspects of the writi ...

  17. questionWhat is music clearance all about?
    While music clearance is usually the job of the Music Supervisor of a film or television production, filmmakers may need to function as the Music Supervisor where it is not possible to hire a Musi ...

  18. questionWhat does a Music Supervisor do?
    The music supervisor typically handles the negotiation and licensing of outside music used for a film, and handles other music business matters such as negotiating record contracts for the soundtr ...

  19. questionWhat does a Music Editor do?
    The music editor working on a film or television music project is in charge of tracking and managing the different pieces of music used in the production. Also, it's quite common for the music edi ...

  20. questionWhat is "Music Prep" or "Copying" work?
    This is the process of preparing ("prep") the actual printed music "charts" that the musicians will read during a recording session.Music Preparation involves extracting parts from a musical score ...

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