Hello everyone and Welcome to the People's Remix Competition!
Welcome to PRC358. In PRC356 two remixers managed to get the first place. Both Arcana and Flurry of Flames got first place. Only Flurry of Flames submitted a source for this round, so this round will have, as usual, one source.
Source: Pokemon Colosseum - Pyrite Town (GameCube)
ThaSauce link: Click here to submit
To submit a song at the compo page you can use the ThaSauce page. If you use this, an account is required. If you don't want to use ThaSauce, please upload the song somewhere else and post a download link in this thread. I recommend Soundcloud, don't forget to allow downloads to enable me to upload the song at ThaSauce. I will keep using ThaSauce as the place where all songs are located.
If you want to use ThaSauce, the following steps should be done.
Click the ThaSauce Link.
Click the 'You are not logged in' button in the upper right.
Click on 'register' (at the bottom).
Read the terms and click 'I agree to these terms'. If you don't agree with them, upload the song somewhere else and post a download link as mentioned above (by doing that, you allow me to upload the song at ThaSauce.
Continue the process by filling in your information.
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Name a compo: PRC
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A confirmation mail will be send. There might be some issues with it (meaning that you don't get it), if that is the case, upload the song somewhere else as described above.
Once registered, login with your username and password, go to the mentioned page and submit the song. If you want submit two or more songs you can create multiple ThaSauce accounts or upload the song somewhere else and post the download link.
After uploading your song, please check if your song plays and can be downloaded and played without problems. Only upload MP3 files.
The deadline is Wednesday October 4th 2017 at 10:59 pm ThaSauce time (18:00 UTC, 19:00 GMT), check the ThaSauce page for the exact time left. Make sure that the song is uploaded to ThaSauce or that there’s a download link posted in this thread.
You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix. You are free to create a second ThaSauce account for that if you use ThaSauce, it's needed to be able to upload a second remix if you use ThaSauce. Of course you can also upload it somewhere else and put a download link in this thread.
Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted in this thread.
Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they receive a free first place vote added onto their score.
The winner of this round may select the source for PRC360.
The winner of PRC356 who picked this source, Flurry of Flames, can only participate by submitting a Bonus Mix. His vote is doubled in the voting stage. Arcana can enter, but if he doesn't enter but does vote, his vote is doubled.
You can find the full rules list at this page as well.
PRC ThaSauce Home Page!
EXTENSION - aiming to get at least 3 subs so the vote is not awash. Might mean I'll have to compete. Been fighting a cold, but we'll see
Deadline: September 26th Tues @ 1PM
Vote Ends: September 28th Thurs @ 11PM
The only thing I can add is composing for production libraries or original scores for different kinds of media.
In either case, orchestral and hybrid music is the most in-demand, but also the most expensive to create (those high-end sample libraries and requisite computing power don't come cheap) and may not be your thing(?)
Regardless, stock music that is used in advertising can be very lucrative if you have a popular track and/or get placements in big advertisements. Probably the biggest are movie trailers, but the trouble there is that most of this music requires you to be, at once, terribly generic and still somehow different enough from the convention to stand out. Competition is fierce.
Best you can do is find libraries like position, liquid cinema, etc. and submit a portfolio when they are accepting them and see what happens. You can try doing it yourself through places like AudioJungle, but these places generally offer mediocre deals (to put it lightly) and there is so much crap that it's hard for a potential licensing opportunity to find you: It's basically where people who failed to get into the big leagues go to die; harsh as it sounds.
The next one is composing for films, games, TV. I'd seriously consider it since you're in BC and TV and film are popular there; I'm actually working on a short film from Vancouver atm.
Of course, finding paid gigs can be tricky and you'll have to accept garbage gigs that pay nothing in order to get anywhere at all in the beginning — those IMDB credits matter. The only way to get into this is to get out there and meet people and other composers in the business (perhaps most gigs come about by referral!), perhaps become an assistant to an established composer, etc...all combined with a considerable amount of luck.
I know that, obviously given this site, video games are popular and I've seen many articles that brand them as the great frontier of opportunity for composers, but it has been my experience for the better part of a decade now that this is quite far from the truth, I'd actually argue that it's more difficult to get into, but I'll not elaborate so as to not go on a huge rant. I wouldn't focus on it specifically, is what I'm saying.