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Getting MORE work as a game composer
Old 3rd October 2014
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Getting MORE work as a game composer

Hi, I am a game composer with a few mobile games published by a couple of developers. My question is what are some good ways to build on/make the most of my work done so far to generate new work? I have read lots online about how to start off as a game composer, eg build a portfolio, get to know up-and-coming developers etc...but nothing on how to build on what you've got already. I still seem to be going down the same avenues as when I had no games done, ie. dev communities, freelance job sites etc. It took a long time to get the 6 games I've done so far, so am looking to increase my job-finding hit rate if possible!

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.
Old 9th October 2014
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Hi, I am a game composer with a few mobile games published by a couple of developers. My question is what are some good ways to build on/make the most of my work done so far to generate new work? I have read lots online about how to start off as a game composer, eg build a portfolio, get to know up-and-coming developers etc...but nothing on how to build on what you've got already. I still seem to be going down the same avenues as when I had no games done, ie. dev communities, freelance job sites etc. It took a long time to get the 6 games I've done so far, so am looking to increase my job-finding hit rate if possible!

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.
Same as any music promotion - get known, know who all the audio directors are and be very familiar with Unity, UE4 (and blueprints), Fabric, WWISE and FMOD

Being good at music aint gonna cut it - just like it doesn't in the film, tv and commercial world. Its who you know, how well you know the medium, technical stuff and the profile of your jobs

Although its always swamped - you need to be at GDC every year. Devleop too. And a few others. Couldn't hurt to attend GameSoundCon and GameMusicCOnnect as well

And shout to high heaven about the games you HAVE done.
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