Spitfire Audio has introduced a 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, who shares over 25 years of industry experience and trade secrets.

Taking a look at both the business and creativity of making music, the engaging and informative book includes strategies to develop the craft of composing and producing music, exclusive tips from composer friends on the frontline of media composition, as well as advice from the recording engineer and orchestral contractor perspective.

“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

The Professional Composer’s Guide is priced 49 USD/EUR/GBP.

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