The Reel Insights blog
Building a killer music demo reel — Part 2: SequencingUnlock the secrets to a standout music demo reel! Learn the art of choosing an engaging opening track, mastering seamless sequencing, and perfecting your musical storytelling. A must-read for composers and musicians ready to make an impact and leave their audience wanting more!
Mike Rubino and Mike Rosen | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterIn this Reel Stories episode, Sam Hulick interviews composer Mike Rubino and industry veteran Mike Rosen. They discuss the benefits of a composer-manager relationship and the value of a curated demo reel (with tips!)
Stuti Mandala | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterJoin ReelCrafter co-founder Sam Hulick and L.A. singer/actor Stuti Mandala as they discuss how Stuti uses ReelCrafter to create audio-visual demos for casting directors and booking agents. Learn how the flexible reel builder integrates with press kits and provides playlist analytics for tracking track performance.
Louis Robert King | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterLouis Robert King, composer and orchestrator, talks about taking on unexpected projects, including a recent collaboration with The Ironsides, in a new episode of Reel Stories. Gain insights into Louis' creative process and how he approaches opportunities in a constantly changing creative landscape.
Willow Crest | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterLA-based folk duo Willow Crest shares how they use ReelCrafter to pitch for festivals, sync licensing, and media composition opportunities. They discuss how the platform’s tools, like track replacement, fit into their workflow, and how they discovered a unique way to engage with their fan base during the pandemic.
Reel Stories with ReelCrafter | Episode 01: Gilde FloresReelCrafter 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).
How Hollywood composer Chris Lennertz levels up his demo reelsIn 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.
Everything you need to know about cue sheets and music royaltiesCue sheets are essential to getting paid royalties for your music. But what are they, and who handles them? A cue sheet is used by performing rights organizations to track and pay the composers and publishers. Read on to learn all about cue sheets and how they can benefit you as a music creator.
EPKs 101: What every artist needs in their electronic press kitAn electronic press kit (EPK) is essential for any musician looking to make an impact in the music industry. It’s a digital portfolio that showcases your brand, music, and achievements. Whether starting out or a seasoned pro, there are essential elements that every EPK should have. Here’s a look at eight key components.