Philtunes

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  • in reply to: Royalties expectations on BBC 1 / BBC 2 ? #37668
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    They are a decent broadcaster that is why.

    in reply to: Fending off giving a manual for success! #37292
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    Hi I couldn’t help but reply. I have had the same experience. I recently, last year was I speaking on a local radio general broadcast about local business in the area where I lived . Once I mentioned that I was involved in working with music for film ….al be it film for more industrial local companies. I was inundated by hopeful musicians. They wanted to know how I got started, how I got contacts.
    One was from a university music department wanting to know if I had work that if I didn’t want to do I could pass on to eager composition MA students who need to gain experience. The list goes on . I like you want to be helpful but let’s’ face it I have had to use my own ingenuity about making contacts, sometimes working for very basic fees, redoing music at no charge. I feel production music requires great skills and imaginative creativity….plus dog mindedness. I feel you just have to find your own way. Plus take the knocks when they inevitably come but be happy when you succeed. It is not easy coming up with a composition that gets used. Not everyone can do it either.

    in reply to: Amazon sales? #36003
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    This was the piece we did for the animation film for Paper Lantern. It is quite short. Hope you might give it a view.. best wishes Phil. At Tunesmithy studios here in Whitby.

    in reply to: Amazon sales? #36002
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    Re Audio sparx, thanks Art…it was through them re the piece .
    Phil

    in reply to: Amazon sales? #35993
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    Following on It was some album called Maha Silence,best ambient tracks. then on another label Beatport….then on Amazon . No idea how that happened..
    Tunesmithy.

    in reply to: Amazon sales? #35992
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    I have had a similar issue…check one of the libraries you may have placed music with . They may well have licensed some of your music …also on Spotify. I did a simple search by asking alexa about one of my tracks called paper lantern….it played and I found I was on a compilation album of ambient tracks..
    Philtunes

    in reply to: You must remove your songs from any medium. What is this? #33660
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    Re Jd above car I feel this perfectly sums the situation .
    Phil tunes

    in reply to: UK Composers #32227
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    Hi Max,
    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.

    in reply to: Funny Placement #28985
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    Brilliant… Story did Paul Williams compose a few pieces for the movie ? I always like listening to his music

    in reply to: Potential new product idea….. #28838
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    Hi Chuck , this idea is really geared towards an education market. Anyone serious about composing really needs to study how harmony Triads and indeed inversions work (if they are to develop a serious understanding of music for film at least) as far as orchestrating for basic orchestral music is concerned you need to be able to shape and arrange chords in quite an advanced way eg not double 3rds in the chord etc. The basic plan may work in a simple arrangement but the player should be encouraged to understand how certain harmonic progressions work.

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