I've been a big fan of OCR and watched/listened to the successes of those involved since it's beginning... So naturally when I'm a part of a project that could use some music I think of you guys first.
I am a part of a group of artists over at Scribble Me This (You can check out our shoddy-but-improving website at http://www.scribblemethis.net if you're interested). We're a group banding up to get our names out there and maybe earn a little cash while we do it.
More to the point - as a writer I've had an idea I'm putting into a project that I haven't seen done very often, if at all: An audio book with periodically released chapters, similar to a podcast. There are all sorts of periodical media people get interested in with podcasts and webcomics, and I feel this media would be genuinely interesting to a good number of folks.
Having listened to professional audio books, I've noticed that it's common practice to have a sort of intro-diddy or theme to ease into the reading of the actual story, and close out the book when it is complete. This is the part I'm looking for help with; I'd like to do the same.
The idea is for a single track that would be played in part as an intro and again as a closing to each chapter, something kinda fantasy-ish but still soft enough for a casual listener. I don't -really- have a good grasp on what kind of descriptors an interested composer would need, so feel free to smack me with questions on this.
As for compensation, there is a debate on whether or not this sort of an idea would be given freely or sold for something immensely small (any input on that matter would be greatly appreciated. Would you purchase something like this?) and if it does go that route, some sort of royalty deal or something could easily be brokered. If not, I'd love to work out some sort of barter for the work - I don't believe it'd be right just to take for free.
Feel free to thump me here by PM, on AIM at LordDemura, or even in the OCR IRC room as ScribbleMeThis.
Thanks in advance.