Composer Dan Graham of Gothic Instruments has announced availability of his new book A Composer’s Guide to Library Music, in which he explains how the industry works and how to build a reliable long term career.
Dan Graham was the songwriter in a UK indie band Ooberman (“Times Single Of The Year” 1999). From 2004 he composed premium library music and from 2010 invested rising royalties in his trailer music labels Gothic Storm, 7 other catalogues and Gothic Instruments which makes DRONAR for Kontakt. Gothic Storm music is regularly placed in Hollywood movie trailers including Avengers Infinity War, Wonder Woman 1984 and Fantastic Beasts 2 The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Library music (aka production music) is music made for TV, movie trailers and advertising with royalties earned when a track is chosen and again when the show or advert is broadcast or streamed. Established library composer and publisher Dan Graham explains how the industry works and how to build a reliable long term career.
The 13-chapter book will teach you how to:
- Find good work – Invaluable insider tips on how to discover the most successful library publishers and approach them with the best chance of success.
- Understand the money – Detailed explanation of where your royalty income comes from, how much, when it will arrive and how to build a reliable long term career.
- Be a great library composer – Tips on how make lots of great library music and build good relationships with publishers.
The book is available for purchase for £15 GBP.
More information: A Composer’s Guide to Library Music