- May 9, 2018 at 5:40 am #30048
I am wondering how many other UK based composers are members here? As far as I am aware there’s no UK version of MLR, so I thought I’d give a little shout out to any of my fellow countrymen who may be lurking here!
If you are a UK composer and, like me, you rarely see anything but the inside of your own studio – feel free to introduce yourself and say hi. 🙂May 9, 2018 at 10:05 am #30049
Or be anonymous and say hi…May 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm #30051
🙂May 10, 2018 at 2:55 am #30056
😉May 10, 2018 at 2:58 am #30057
Hi Max, I’m Orca and I live in the UK. I’m working on my studio tan today 🙂May 10, 2018 at 3:09 am #30058
Hi Orca. Yeah I can see the sunshine out of the window – can I get a tan that way!?
I am in Truro in Cornwall so pretty near the equator! 😉May 10, 2018 at 6:45 am #30060
Hi Orca and Max. You are not alone. 🙂
I’m Dominic, living near Cambridge and finding the UK scene quite hard to get into. I’ve been composing quite general library music for a few years now but trying to specialise a little more towards the direction of some of the more recent BBC-type dramas – McMafia, Hard Sun, Requiem, The Missing ….etc. The library scene here is very tight indeed.May 10, 2018 at 8:21 am #30062
You’re dead right Dominic. I am lucky enough to make enough money at this to do it for a living, but hardly any of my revenue comes from the UK. Like you I’m working on it though !May 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm #30070
Wow! I am in Northern California, USA. From the looks of my checks I thought it was “really popping” over there! A good “Chunk” of my Royalty Payments are from PRS, and SACEMMay 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm #30076
I’m in South Devon by the sea. I’ve had no luck with UK library music companies. My best placements so far have come through companies in the US and Europe. Not making a living at it yet but it’s getting better every year, so hopefully it will continue to grow.May 16, 2018 at 3:51 am #30091
I’m in Northern Virginia. making half a living at the library gig. Have deals in the US ,UK and Canada with various libraries. Enjoy the writing side although it can be frustrating sometimes. The business side I find ponderous. I think that’s where a lot of us fall flat. I don’t have an agent either. Hey but my wife always has good ideas!May 10, 2019 at 8:18 am #32200
Have just joined MLR. I’m based in Birmingham, UK, and am new to production music, but am working hard to build up my catalogue and learn from the many wise heads on here 🙂May 15, 2019 at 12:46 am #32227
I am based in North Yorkshire. I run a small animation studio also a small recording studio which is mainly used for acoustic music. Some of the composed music has recently been placed in a media music library catalogue.
I am at the moment producing a collection of acoustic pieces using a small chamber ensemble.
I feel the situation re music use for media is very difficult at this time, particularly in the blanket license of music by companies. One of the reasons I got into film ( about 5 years ago now) was, I wanted to compose my own music for my own films. I started with children’s film animation and now documentary.
I am trying to create my own niche and concentrate on writing music which is not popular…. I feel there are so many other writers who are better than me. However, I feel I am writing interesting music in my own chosen genre which is starting to gain attention. All the best. Look forward to a chat. Phil tunes.September 20, 2019 at 9:58 am #33260
I’m English too ! Born and bred in Somerset, now living in Ireland (so not far).
I’m a lyricist, full time, working mainly in the sync industry. And like the rest here almost all my income comes from the USA etc, not the UK (small amount) or Ireland (very very small amount).
I too would like to chat with fellow countrymen about this business.September 20, 2019 at 11:11 am #33261
I miss England…I was stationed there back in the 80’s at RAF St Mawgan…only been back once and it was just a layover on the way to Rome had me some beans on toast at Heathrow…[email protected] maxpower thanks for taking me down memory lane…I used to do all my shopping in Truro great city…all the best Cyberk91