What advice do you have for composers who think they have what it takes to make it in the commercial marketplace?

Steve Horowitz Steve Horowitz
I have friends that can’t deal with the commercial music world at all…They do not wish to merge art and commerce. I, on the other hand, have always been interested in making my living in the field…
Stephen Arnold Stephen Arnold
There’s a tendency for people to want to get from point A to point B in their careers and immediately be a great composer…but there are so many elements that you have to understand that can complicate the creative process…
Dan Rosenbaum Dan Rosenbaum
Composers are often afraid of spreading themselves thin, but the truth is that the majority of projects don’t get to the finish line…It’s all about getting your music in as many places as you can so that the calls start coming to you.
Steven Clark Steven Clark
Knowing the range of the basset horn won’t help much in the commercial world. Knowing how to synchronize audio to video, how to optimize a midi file to be played on a mobile phone, and how to transfer files over an FTP server will…
Takashi Hodama Takashi Hodama
Creating content for video games is a great way to make a living. Audio content creators make between $50,000-$80,000 per year (depending on their experience)…