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Unleashing Pro Potential: A blog for artists on the path to success
Personal branding for freelancers: How to elevate your art (and your freelanceStand out as a freelance artist with our guide on personal branding. Dive into the importance of a strong personal brand for your freelance business in music, film, and other creative fields, and learn how to craft a brand that resonates with your artistic passion.
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!)
5 ways ReelCrafter is better than SoundCloud for private audio demo reelsSoundCloud revolutionized music discovery, but for sending private demo reels to directors and audio leads, ReelCrafter reigns supreme. Designed for professional-quality reels, it offers unique features that can’t be replicated on SoundCloud. What sets ReelCrafter apart?
6 conferences where composers can network [sometimes 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.
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.
Why you need a (ReelCrafter) demo reelWant to showcase your talents to potential clients and partners? A demo reel is a powerful tool to demonstrate your skills. But creating one can be intimidating. This post walks you through why you need a demo reel and how ReelCrafter can help you present your work to the world.
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.
Choosing the right vehicle for licensing your musicLearning about the different ways to license your music is crucial for any musician looking to make money from their work. From music libraries to sync rep agents, each option has its own benefits and drawbacks. Take the time to make informed decisions that will help you turn your music into a successful business.