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How film music helps build emotion

The film viewing experience takes us on an emotional journey. But it’s not just what we see, or what is said, that causes us to experience these feelings. Turn off the music track, and you’ll have a very different emotional experience.

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The ReelCrafter Team
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Product Updates

Introducing a new feature: email notifications

We're always working to streamline the pitching process for professional musicians. On that note, we're excited to announce a new major feature in ReelCrafter Pro: email notifications!

Product Updates
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Sam Hulick
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Tips & Tricks

Making and requesting email introductions like a pro

Warm introductions are one of the most powerful ways to expand your network and land some incredible opportunities in your music career. But are you doing them the right way? In this post, we’ll give you some tips to help increase the chances of making a meaningful connection, avoid awkward situations, and look super professional while either asking for an introduction or making one.

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Sam Hulick
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Industry News

6 conferences where composers can network [virtually]

A great music conference is the perfect place to connect with other musicians and composers to nerd out about your favorite subjects and hot topics in the field. It’s also the best place to network with other creatives, particularly the ones who are looking to hire talent like you.

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Tips & Tricks

Choosing the right vehicle for licensing your music

The world of music licensing is broad and nuanced. But when utilized correctly, any talented musician can learn to navigate the licensing landscape and harness a steady stream of income for their music.

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The ReelCrafter Team
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Tips & Tricks

How sync licensing works

It's important to understand the landscape of the licensing industry and how it works before you start pitching your music to supervisors.

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The ReelCrafter Team
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Tips & Tricks

7 remote work tools for the audio industry

Social distancing means musicians, composers, engineers, and other audio industry veterans must adapt to stay professionally relevant and financially secure. Being required to virtually interact with our partners, clients, and managers 100% of the time poses all sorts of new challenges. Thankfully, specialized technologies can ease our transition into a fully remote work environment.

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The ReelCrafter Team
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Expert Series

5 ways to keep your composing career moving forward

David Das, President of the Academy of Scoring Arts, goes through five crucial and practical tips you can implement to maximize your chances of success as an artist.

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David Das
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News

ReelCrafter's free plan helps musical artists network remotely during COVID-19

Within the last few weeks, the world has been forced to confront the reality of a global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know this is a stressful time for many of our customers so we’re making a few changes to our plan structure to better support all the artists affected by recent events.

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Tips & Tricks

5 ways ReelCrafter is better than SoundCloud for private audio demo reels

SoundCloud changed the rules for music discovery and fan engagement. But, when it comes to sending demo reels to directors and audio leads, etc. you need to make a powerful impression. That’s where ReelCrafter comes in—built specifically for creating professional private demo reels. The reels you can create just can’t be replicated on a platform like SoundCloud. So how is ReelCrafter different?

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The ReelCrafter Team
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Expert Series

4 things composers can do to get paid what they’re owed

If you create music for media, royalties are a major part of your income. Here’s what you can do to ensure you don’t have money left on the table or in the black box.

Expert Series
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Mary Kate Jiménez-Wall
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Expert Series

The art of building relationships in the music industry

ReelCrafter’s Expert Series is an exclusive collection of articles by leading audio industry professionals. We’re kicking it off with a look at building and maintaining valuable industry relationships with composer and Columbia College educator, Kubilay Üner.

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Kubilay Üner‍
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Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Craig Marks, Composer

ReelCrafter Artist Spotlight is a new series where we get to know our customers and learn more about their work and background. In this inaugural Artist Spotlight, we’ll be picking the brain of Craig Marks, a prolific LA-based composer whose music you’ve probably heard if you’ve ever watched Food Network.

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News

Meet ReelCrafter: The demo tool built specifically for audio professionals

Hi, I'm Sam Hulick, composer for film and video games, and co-founder of ReelCrafter. I'd love to tell you a little bit about how ReelCrafter was born, because it's a great example of how a simple tool can be created to solve what other services weren't addressing.

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Sam Hulick
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