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    Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    I hope I'll not be banned for this question but I've a problem!

    Would you ( ... or did you ...) ever compose a porn movie sound track just for some good money?

    Do you think that this could destroy your future carrier in music business?

    Could it be enough to have a fake name in movie credits?

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    Wow!

    Expect answers from opposite end of the spectrum on this one. Complicated topic without any real answer, but you are sure to get some strong opinions.

    So much of it depends on your belief system and your attitude about pornography. Do you understand the real behind the scenes aspects to it? It is not pretty: drugs, violation of women (and men), preying on people who are down and out, in desperate need, and not really aware of what they are getting themselves into, often times against their own will, and doing so because they have been told they will be "modeling" or "acting" and that doing a few porn films will lead to bigger things.

    If you can accept that you will be working in this environment then you could look into it.

    As far as using a fake name, I think you are going down a path that you probably will wish you hadn't. You are not being honest with yourself. Don't do it for the money, which it sounds like you would be. Do you really want to associate yourself with this genre for the rest of your life? I think you would regret it.

    I personally would never even consider it, but that is me talking from my beliefs and life experiences.

    Can't wait to hear some more responses. HANG ON!!

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    Quote Originally Posted by TJL
    I hope I'll not be banned for this question but I've a problem!

    Would you ( ... or did you ...) ever compose a porn movie sound track just for some good money?

    Do you think that this could destroy your future carrier in music business?

    Could it be enough to have a fake name in movie credits?
    If it was a 70's movie with wha-wha fuzz guitars and disco bass......
    ...but as dubaifox says, that industry is probaly (not that I know...), infested with abuse, drugs and a whole lot of sh¨¨t. Try reading Linda Lovelace's self biography!
    I doubt that I would put up on our site that WG had been used in the latest "what-ever-the-big-porn-film-producing-company are called" release.

    Mind you, I once played in a band that got to play behind a stripper at a biker club, now THAT was an experience..... We played "Pretty Woman" for about 15 minutes while Miss Stripper removed her clothes in front of 100 hairy, drunked, stoned bikers. Brave girl!
    Worra
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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and a minute to destroy it.

    Consider what you decide very carefully - as you could quite possibly ruin your career for some quick cash or instant exposure (no pun intended).

    Morality and ethics aside, your past does indeed tend to dictate, at least partially, your future. Things do tend to come back and haunt you when you least expect it (forget a career in politics).

    My goodness, the cliches in this post!!!

    Good luck.

    Mike

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    I used to play with a bass player who had "acted" (performed?) in many a porn flick. He was doing loads of coke at the time, so make of it what you will. But his memories of the "business" were not all negative.

    That said, if you can make a few easy bucks, why not? You could probably string together a few Acid loops and pretty much be done with it. If you already have more paying work than you can handle, then take a pass. But it's not as if you'll get either "known" or "blackballed" for doing the gig.
    In this age of media over-saturation, it's quite rare to be heard above the din anyway. Do it under an assumed name and chances are nobody will ever know.

    And I'll assume you don't have a moral objection to porn or you wouldn't even be asking. So go for it.

    And get a hefty advance before you deliver a single note.

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    Quote Originally Posted by XanaX
    [...]
    And I'll assume you don't have a moral objection to porn or you wouldn't even be asking. So go for it.

    And get a hefty advance before you deliver a single note.
    And when you'd be a famous Hollywood composer someday you can still
    say 'I was young and needed the money'

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Crowning
    And when you'd be a famous Hollywood composer someday you can still
    say 'I was young and needed the money'
    And these days that can be considered as a cool thing as it proves that you lived while the rest scratched their hairy parts on the sofa and wondered why nothing exciting ever happens to them.

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    Wink Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    To quote my dad, sometimes a seemingly difficult question boils down to a very simple one - "Would you rather eat well or sleep well?"

    For most of us, the answer is obvioius.

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    I want just say one thing that must be clear.

    I've never been involved with people from adult movie business!!!!

    I'm from a middle class italian catholic family. I'm not a kind of "macho" or "tough guy" : I've never used any kind of drugs (... when I was very young and stupid, I thought that I could swing harder with a pair of beers ...) and I use to respect not only women but all other people. I'm primarily a jazz saxophone player and some musicians think that I'm a little bit too "clean" for jazz community!

    Sometimes ago I made some commercial jingles for an agency.
    An adult movie producer asked for a composer to this agency. Now agency ask me if I want to do this job but it don't want to be involved.

    Moral choice is strictly personal and it's one step further. Now I'd like to know if, in your opinion, working for this people could be negative for a musician's future in the business.

    Thanks

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    Re: Question for composers about a "strange use" of sample libraries

    personally I dont' see if you do it under an alias, how it will come to haunt you. Well except if one day you become a megastar and your agent sells you out, but by then, nobody will really care.
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