in what genre is most of the money?

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Grappadura
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in what genre is most of the money?

Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:31 pm

I assume making jingles is more profitable than say 8-bit death core. What kinda music would you do if you did it only for the money? Doing film scores is probably a nice way to get paid. Ring tones... What else is there?

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:35 pm

just tell me how to get paid in music. who of you guys makes a living with music and how do you do it?

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Post by Angstrom » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:39 pm

Of course, there's a wide range of jobs, but I doubt you are asking "How do I become Hans Zimmer" (whose life is probably both well paid and also rewarding).
If you are asking "how do I turn my musical skills into cash right now?" ... the answer for most of my friends was to either teach, or to become a session musician. Being a session player obviously requires living near one of the major world cities for that sort of thing (For us in the UK that meant London).

If there's one sure fire way to kill your muse it's to get her involved in churning out Justin Beiber ringtones on a harsh deadline, or making MIDI files of classical stuff for the Asian elevator market. Those sort of jobs should be avoided at all costs. Any of my friends who found themselves in those jobs aged ten years in about a month.

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by andydes » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:54 pm

Christmas songs.

Yet to be one I really like. Go whip me up something.

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Post by matthews » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:03 pm

Pop music. 3 chord songs.

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Angstrom wrote:Of course, there's a wide range of jobs, but I doubt you are asking "How do I become Hans Zimmer" (whose life is probably both well paid and also rewarding).
yeah I was about to mention him, what a life he's living. If you know the answer please share.

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Post by ttilberg » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Angstrom wrote:aged ten years in about a month.
Lol I bet.
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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:08 pm

andydes wrote:Christmas songs.

Yet to be one I really like. Go whip me up something.
I like the thought of making the most popular christmas song ever :)

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:10 pm

Angstrom wrote: making MIDI files of classical stuff for the Asian elevator market.

I think I might enjoy that.

I`d simply put Beethoven into melodyne, extract notes, and then extract cash. :P

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:15 pm

I`m not a popular guy. :(

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by doghouse » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:20 pm

Video games are very lucrative (seriously). The video game industry grosses more than all the music and movie businesses combined.

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Post by Grappadura » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:24 pm

doghouse wrote:Video games are very lucrative (seriously). The video game industry grosses more than all the music and movie businesses combined.
thx! lots of epic music in there

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Post by beats me » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:36 pm

Grappadura wrote:
doghouse wrote:Video games are very lucrative (seriously). The video game industry grosses more than all the music and movie businesses combined.
thx! lots of epic music in there

But I’d aim for the mobile game industry. Console and PC games take a ton of time and money to develop and I read a recent article where even the major console developers are questioning if it’s even worth it with more and more people more interested in playing games on their phone or tablets.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the music on some iOS games, right up there with console games or even movie soundtracks.

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Re: in what genre is most of the money?

Post by telekom » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:07 pm

If you can't make your fortune with 8-bit death core, you'll never amount to anything. :)

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