Film and Television Composer's Resource Guide: The Complete Guide to Organizing and Building Your Business

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1998 - Music - 199 pages
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Many musicians are finding a new market for their music scoring for films and television. This comprehensive resource guide provides all the practical tools and information needed about how to organize and run a film and television music business. Section I contains helpful marketing materials, such as sample letters, brochures, postcards, resumes, and product packaging. Section II provides forms, documents and examples for the management, production, recording and delivery of music for projects. Section III features frequently used sample contracts and agreements, and Section IV lists other composer resources, such as a glossary of terms and abbreviations, info on performing rights organizations, attorneys and agents, listings of different markets to tap, internet resources, and much more. Essential for any musician interested in a career in film and television music.
  

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Contents

SECTION I MARKETING MATERIALS
1
Introduction Letters
3
Demo Package Cover Letters
6
Demo Tapes
9
Brochures about your Business
13
Credits Resumes and Biographies
21
Postcards
26
Newsletters
30
Music Production Proposal
93
Letter Of Agreement
95
Deal Memo
97
Composer Agreement
100
Analysis of Contract Sections
114
Synchronization License
127
Master Use License
130
Sync Use Quote Request Letter Master Use Quote Request Letter
133

Prospect Tracking
35
OPERATING YOUR BUSINESS
39
Time Code Work Tape Instructions
42
Temp Music Work Tape Instructions
45
Spotting Notes
47
Master Cue List
52
Breakdown Notes
55
Master Cue List Worksheet
58
Recording Schedule
60
Session Checklist
62
Recording Session Cue Worksheet
64
Recording Session Order
66
Track Sheet
68
Performing Rights Cue Sheet
70
Final Delivery Cue List
75
Dubbing Sheet
80
Studio Inventory
82
FINANCES CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS
85
Music Production Budget
88
Independent Contractor Agreement for Musicians
136
OTHER COMPOSER RESOURCES
139
Guide to Film and Television Music Terms
141
Music Editor Terms and Abbreviations
152
An Introduction to ASCAP BMI and SESAC
155
Music Clearance for Songs and Source Music
157
Current Rates
159
Fifty Places and Uses for Original Music
167
Schools that Offer Programs in Music for Film and Television
169
Film and Television Music Agents
170
Film and Television Music Attorneys
172
Organizations
174
Books
176
Magazines and Periodicals
186
Computer Hardware and Software
189
Internet Resources
193
READYTOUSE FORMS DOCUMENTS
199
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About the author (1998)

Northam is a film and television composer and is co-founder of The Film Music Network, a networking organization for film music professionals.

Miller is a film and television composer and co-founder of The Film Music Network, a networking organization for film music professionals.

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