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BUSINESS AND CREATIVITY

BUSINESS AND CREATIVITY

THE PROFESSIONAL
COMPOSER'S GUIDE

THE
PROFESSIONAL
COMPOSER'S GUIDE

By Paul Thomson

By Paul Thomson

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Discover your new comprehensive guide to working as a professional media composer, written by award-winning film, TV and games composer and Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson — sharing over 25 years of industry experience and trade secrets.

Discover your new comprehensive guide to working as a professional media composer – written by award-winning film, TV and games composer and Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson — harnessing over 25 years of industry experience and trade secrets.

“The act of creativity has many benefits, and composing can enrich your life in so many ways. At Spitfire Audio, our mission is to inspire a generation of composers — and I really hope that this book will help you towards that goal.”
— PAUL THOMSON

“The act of creativity has many benefits, and composing can enrich your life in so many ways. At Spitfire Audio, our mission is to inspire a generation of composers — and I really hope that this book will help you towards that goal.”
— PAUL THOMSON

INSPIRING INSIGHTS FROM A PROFESSIONAL

INSPIRATIONAL ADVICE FROM A PRO

The Professional Composer’s Guide looks at both the business and creativity of making music. This engaging and informative book is split into two sections; the first half explores elements of the business, whilst the second covers creativity, including strategies to develop the craft of composing and producing music. Written by renowned composer Paul Thomson, this comprehensive book is for anyone who is interested in becoming a professional composer, or anyone who would like to refine or develop their technical and creative skills when writing music. Interleaved throughout the book are exclusive tips from composer friends on the frontline of media composition, as well as advice from the recording engineer and orchestral contractor perspective.

The Professional Composer’s Guide looks at both the business and creativity of making music. This engaging and informative book is split into two sections; the first half explores elements of the business, whilst the second covers creativity, including strategies to develop the craft of composing and producing music. Written by renowned composer Paul Thomson, this comprehensive book is for anyone who is interested in becoming a professional composer, or anyone who would like to refine or develop their technical and creative skills when writing music. Interleaved throughout the book are exclusive tips from composer friends on the frontline of media composition, as well as advice from the recording engineer and orchestral contractor perspective.

"Paul has written a book SO complete, that were I starting out in this business, I would immediately choose another profession for fear I could never possibly learn all this stuff!"

"Paul has written a book SO complete, that were I starting out in this business, I would immediately choose another profession for fear I could never possibly learn all this stuff!"

— JOHN POWELL, FIlm Composer
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— JOHN POWELL, Film Composer
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Thomson is an award-winning composer who has written for film, television and games. He also co-founded British technology company, Spitfire Audio, who originally provided exclusive composing tools for A-list film composers, and has now grown to become the market leader in soundware, with a global community.

Paul Thomson is an award-winning composer who has written for film, television and games. He also co-founded British technology company, Spitfire Audio, who originally provided exclusive composing tools for A-list film composers, and has now grown to become the market leader in soundware, with a global community.

“When I was studying music back in the early 1990s, there was no public internet, and very few books about film or television scoring. I would have loved a no-nonsense book that explained in a concise and clear style how to go about the business of being a professional composer. So, in 2006 I sat down to write it – and then life and composing intervened. Over the past few years, I returned to this project and started to write this labour of love — imagining I was writing to my younger self…”
— PAUL THOMSON

“When I was studying music back in the early 1990s, there was no public internet, and very few books about film or television scoring. I would have loved a no-nonsense book that explained in a concise and clear style how to go about the business of being a professional composer. So, in 2006 I sat down to write it. I got as far as a general plan and outline of the contents – and then life and composing intervened. Over the past year, I returned to this project and started to write this labour of love — imagining I was writing to my younger self…”
— PAUL THOMSON