Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Business of Making Music | #13 Types of TV Music

In this video I talk about the three types of music found in television shows....

1. The score
2. "Needle Drops"
3. Source music
4. Theme
5. Bumpers
6. Library Music

Each have their own qualities and requirements.


For example...




The Business of Making Music | #12 Types of Film Music

In this video I talk about the three types of music found in films.

1. The score
2. "Needle Drops"
3. Source music

Each have their own qualities and requirements.


The Business of Making Music | #11 Intro to "Mailbox Money"

There are many sources of revenue for the musician/songwriter/composer.

Performance Royalties - issued in the US through BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, which are usage on radio, TV, restaurants, concerts, stores, internet, streaming.

Mechanical Royalties - from the writers/publishers share of record/CD sales, iTunes sales, Amazon and others.

CCLI income from churches for using worships songs.

If you are playing music or even pretending to play music (sidelining) on a TV show or in a Movie there is something called "Secondary Market Revenue" that is paid based on your percentage of the entire union contract.

Union jingles sessions pay "mailbox money" as reuse every 13 weeks.

Union record sessions will pay again if your name is attached to a song and that recording is used in a TV, commercial or film or other such use.


The Business of Making Music | #10 Don't Believe Everything You Hear


The Business of Making Music | #9 Guard Your Brand

Here I talk about one of my few regrets in the music business, promoting myself too soon.


The Business of Making Music | #8 Should I Learn To Read Music?





Some good sight reading materials...

A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1
A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 2
A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 3
A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1, 2, & 3
Melodic Rhythms for Guitar
Reading Studies for Guitar
Advanced Reading Studies for Guitar
Advanced Jazz Conception for Saxophone: 20 Jazz Etudes
Tommy Tedesco - For Guitar Players Only

ALSO be on the hunt for 25 cent Flute, Trumpet, Sax etc. studies at thrift stores.

Metronomes (though you could jut a free app on your phone that does this) -

Seiko Metronome
Korg Metronome

The Business of Making Music | #7 My 5 Reasons To Take A Gig

My five reasons are...

For the money
For the experience
For the connections
For friends
For God (or good causes)


The Business of Making Music | #6 Be Your Own College

Can't afford to go to college?  Think you are too old?  Don't have the time?  Be Your Own College.  #1 - Figure out what you need to learn.  #2 - Figure out how to learn it.  #3 - Learn it.  You will probably learn more from #1 and #2 than #3 surprisingly.


The Business of Making Music | #5 Should I Go To Music School?

A very important question.  Should you go to music school?  Will a degree in music make a career in music more likely?  Possibly.  If your school is in a major music town like LA, NY, Nashville, Miami or Atlanta it could help you forge long lasting connections.