In this episode of Reel Stories, Louis Robert King discusses his work as a composer and orchestrator and how he often takes on projects that he never would have predicted, including a recent project with the band The Ironsides. This interview offers a glimpse into Louis‘ process as a creator and how he approaches opportunities in an ever-changing creative landscape.
An EPK, or electronic press kit, is a must-have for any musician or singer-songwriter looking to make an impact in the music industry. Whether you're starting out and just getting your name out there, or you've been around for a while and are looking to take your career to the next level, having an EPK is key. So what exactly goes into an EPK? Well, that depends on who you ask. But there are definitely some essential elements that every EPK should have. Here's a look at eight of them.
In this episode, find out how the artists behind Willow Crest use ReelCrafter to pitch for festivals and unlock sync licensing and media composition opportunities, and how the platform’s powerful tools like track replacement fit into their workflow.
In this exclusive interview, composer Christopher Lennertz discusses the importance of demo reels and how he uses ReelCrafter’s metrics on reel engagement to identify what works well and what doesn't. Don’t miss his tips on ways to always be improving and making sure your pitches are top-notch.
ReelCrafter co-founder Sam Hulick chats to Gilde Flores to find out how ReelCrafter fits into his workflow as a multi-genre composer and music producer. Plus, Gilde shares some pro tips on how the platform’s unique tracking features helped him secure his latest composer/music supervisor role on ’The Garcias’ (HBO Max).
As a voice actor, your demo reel is your calling card. It's how you showcase your work and grab the attention of producers, casting directors, and talent agents to land voice-over work in commercials, audiobooks, animated films, and video narration. Making a great impression with your voice-over demo is imperative for landing voice-over work in professional voice acting.
So what is a demo reel and why do you really need one? In this article we’ll tackle the very basics of a demo reel, talk about two very different types of demos, and share some tips for selecting music. This is the first in a series of planned articles.
We sat down with Trevor Morris to talk about the importance of demo reels for landing work as a professional composer and how he relies on ReelCrafter to showcase his music to potential clients.
We’ve compiled a list of tools and recommendations to support those that are more at the starting point of their composing career—though people at any level might find some useful nuggets that weren’t on their radar!
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.
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.
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.