Chapter 29. How Composers Find Work

No matter whether your plan is to work as an in-house composer with a game development team or as an independent composer, marketing and sales skills will be important keys to landing the next gig or advancing your career. In this chapter we’ll explore how to network, build relationships, and use other tools to help a composer progress in this challenging career.

Building Relationships

Without sales and marketing skills, composers often find themselves without enough sustainable work. The ability to convince a client to pay you for your creative skills is essential. Many composers who are not working in-house spend a considerable amount of time looking for the next gig. At the beginning of a composer’s career, ...

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