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    Looking for information and advice.

    Hi all,

    I am just starting out as a composer and have a number of different genres of music completed.

    I would also like to offer my music to game producers, but have no idea who or how I should contact.

    Any help gratefully received

    Regards

    Simon
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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    Here's a list of developers.
    The list is posted somewhere on the forum in an other place but it was easier for me to just give you the link.

    http://www.psxa2z.com/dp/PDL01.html

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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    Thank you Steve,

    Much appreciated.


    One other thing is there a certain way I should approach these companies? rather than just send a CD or cold call with the pone?

    Simon
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

    And now also at Flickr!

    http://flickr.com/photos/sounds-and-images/

    www.myspace.com/simonfielder

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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    Hi simonf,

    First:

    post some compositions at different forums for critique and advice!
    (Your skills and gear have to be up to par,you'll eventually be competing with some of the best composers and studios around.)

    A link to your website with compositons/short biog/game credits etc is the prefered method,Nearly all CD's/DVD's go straight into the bin.
    You need a website!

    keep your email's brief & professional and directed to the right person,research the companies online and start at the bottom with independants / students/short films usually freebies,You need game credits!

    NB:'Stick to what you're best at',don't try to cover all genres and styles on your site as this can leave the producer/client trying to figure out your true voice/style,if big orchestral action scores are your thing then concentrate on that.
    If you do send a disc only include 3 or 4 tracks,and keep them short!otherwise its in the bin.

    Dean.
    Last edited by dean valentine; 01-07-2007 at 11:23 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    And, without passing "Go", drive immediately to Amazon.com and pick up copies of the following:

    Beginner's Guide to Game Audio -- Aaron Marks
    Audio for Games -- Alexander Brandon
    The Fat Man on Game Audio -- George Sanger

    Read all three of them start to finish!

    Best of luck to you!

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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    Hi Thanks for the information below, I do have a website and indeed it is my signature.
    I also have posted two tracks on this very forum though I mostly hang out at Sound on Sound.
    I have done nothing in the game world, but have done demos for TV stuff.
    I am also mainly doing ambient electronica to world music though I done a little orchestra, but it is not my main thing at all.

    Thanks again

    Simon

    Quote Originally Posted by dean valentine
    Hi simonf,

    First:

    post some compositions at different forums for critique and advice!
    (Your skills and gear have to be up to par,you'll eventually be competing with some of the best composers and studios around.)

    A link to your website with compositons/short biog/game credits etc is the prefered method,Nearly all CD's/DVD's go straight into the bin.
    You need a website!

    keep your email's brief & professional and directed to the right person,research the companies online and start at the bottom with independants / students/short films usually freebies,You need game credits!

    NB:'Stick to what you're best at',don't try to cover all genres and styles on your site as this can leave the producer/client trying to figure out your true voice/style,if big orchestral action scores are your thing then concentrate on that.
    If you do send a disc only include 3 or 4 tracks,and keep them short!otherwise its in the bin.

    Dean.
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

    And now also at Flickr!

    http://flickr.com/photos/sounds-and-images/

    www.myspace.com/simonfielder

    NorthernSounds.NET.
    View Simon Fielder's Profile at NorthernSounds.net

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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Symbiotic
    And, without passing "Go", drive immediately to Amazon.com and pick up copies of the following:

    Beginner's Guide to Game Audio -- Aaron Marks
    Audio for Games -- Alexander Brandon
    The Fat Man on Game Audio -- George Sanger

    Read all three of them start to finish!

    Best of luck to you!
    Thanks for this information

    They look like great and very useful titles

    regards

    Simon
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

    And now also at Flickr!

    http://flickr.com/photos/sounds-and-images/

    www.myspace.com/simonfielder

    NorthernSounds.NET.
    View Simon Fielder's Profile at NorthernSounds.net

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    Re: Looking for information and advice.

    Hi Simon- the links in your sig are not hyperlinks for some reason. Try to re-save your signature and see if that fixes it.

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