What is a “Reel” ?

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    David
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    Newbie question:
    Can anyone tell me, In the context of music licensing, what is meant by a “reel”?
    I am seeing this term, For example the website called “Reelcrafter.” From what I can gather, it means an audio file of a song, or possibly video too. I would like to know for sure. Thanks,
    Dave

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    mikevan
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    A Reel is usually a collection of audio or video clips you send to supervisors or producers (or anyone that can give you a job) as a means of presenting your best work in a concise, orderly way. Guess the name comes from the film Showreels actors used to ‘ship’ around to get work. It’s also called a Demo Reel but the name does not imply that the content should be demos or unfinished work, just a collection of your best work or what is most suited to a particular listing or job offer.

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    David
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    Thank you for that clear explanation.

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    composer
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    By the way, I use ReelCrafter and I really like it. Easy to use.

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    David
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    That’s good to know. I’m considering it.

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