Composer Stories
Composer Stories
Protege
We are part of an amazing global movement happening right now. People are taking their passion for music and turning it into a thriving career.  We want to share these stories of these brilliant people who make a living from music. Who have started from scratch and are now doing it on their own terms. They have created a solid career from their music being featured on films, TV shows, video games and movie trailers. They are living the dream, and you know what, we want to show you that you can do it too.This podcast is presented to you by Protege; premium music production course, training composers to turn their passion for music into a sustainable career. Sign up to our free taster course here - https://bit.ly/protegefreeweek For more info go to - https://protege.school
CS 046 - The End of Composer Stories??
Is this the end for Composer Stories?Well - not really... (but we got your attention, right?!)In this "final" episode of Composer Stories, Guy talks about the future of this podcast, what to expect in upcoming episodes and how the new podcast, "The Protege Podcast," will include all the great material you've come to love plus many amazing additions that we have in store for you.Give this episode a quick listen and get ready for the first episode of The Protege Podcast which begins next week, in all the same places you get this podcast!If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Oct 21
6 min
CS 045 - Hellbound (Netflix) - Trailer Structure
In this episode we talk about what is trailer structure and how it works inside of a real life trailer. The example is an upcoming Netflix spot called ‘Hellbound’. This one was one of those wonderful moments where the editor used my entire track to cover all 3 acts. Which made this a great example for this episode! If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Oct 14
27 min
CS 044 - Sergio Pimentel
In this special episode of Composer Stories, Vik Gudi takes up the interviewer's chair for another edition of "Sync Stories".  And in this episode, Vik is joined by the legendary music supervisor: Sergio Pimentel.Sergio is the founder of his new venture, Synchronicity Music and has a CV filled with the top names in games and music including Sony Playstation, Activision, Big Sync Music and Ninja Tune.Vik and Sergio discuss how he got involved in music and music licensing, the many roles Sergio has worked in over his 22-year career and he shares some enlightening and entertaining placement stories.  Sergio also shares some priceless advice for aspiring composers!If you have any questions, composers you’d like interviewed or would like us to cover something on the podcast please feel free to email us: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Oct 8
1 hr 3 min
CS 043 - Quality vs Quantity
This is a question that keeps coming up. ‘Should you focus on Quality or Quantity in the world of production music?’In this podcast I talk about this age old question that comes up on a weekly basis. Quality is going to set you apart from the crowd while Quantity will maximise your chances of getting a hit. Composers can follow the extreme of either path or find themselves somewhere in the middle. I focus on using a bit of both and have found the balance of delivering the best tracks I can submit in a short amount of time to be both artistically satisfying and financially rewarding. Having a short amount of time to finish a track means you have to focus on what’s going to sell your track most effectively. What key elements are going to put your idea across in the most dramatic and impressive way. I hope you enjoy this podcast! Guy If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Sep 30
19 min
CS 042 - Writing A Horror Cue From Scratch
Hello and welcome to another Composer Stories Podcast! This one’s slightly different. It’s a walkthrough of me writing a full horror cue and has a relative video to go with it that you can also watch in the link below. This is generally how I go about writing a lot of my sound design cues but in this one I focus entirely on using Mammoth Audios, ‘Density’ sample instrument and ‘Tank’ sample pack. Hope you enjoy! Watch the video here: TANK - Writing a Horror Track ON THE FLYIf you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Sep 23
47 min
CS 041 - Protege Masterclass 2021 - First Call
In this episode of Composer Stories, we share with you the audio of our first Masterclass group meeting of the 2021 school year!We are so excited to get started creative fantastic library music this year!   What you'll hear this week is some of the information about the course before the classes begin.  It's a nice window into what goes on all year at Protege and we're thrilled to be able to publish this... Normally, only enrolled students have access to these.Hope you enjoy!If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school
Sep 17
34 min
CS 040 - Protege
In this week’s episode I wanted to focus on what has been a huge part of my, Rich and Vik’s last year. The Protege Masterclass. I wanted to reflect on all the things that went on in the year just gone and take some time to fully acknowledge just how well our first masterclass did! I pair my own thoughts with some thoughts of our students from the year just finished, which leads nicely into our second ever masterclass starting at the end of next week! We only have a couple of spaces left and once those spots are filled we will close applications until next year! If you’re interested you can fill out your application below and schedule a call with myself, Vik, Rich or Shane! https://www.theprotege.school/protege-application-pageIf you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school
Sep 10
27 min
CS 039 - Working Relationships Part 2
This week is an incredibly special episode. Earlier in the year Richard Schrieber, Vikram Gudi and I met up to plan our year to come. We covered everything from the music we were going to write to the plan for our year with Protégé. We found ourselves having some amazing conversations and at one point in particular I decided to put a mic up so we could record some of what we were talking about. This is the second part of the two parter where Vik and Rich talk about the importance of sustaining a mutually respectful relationship. How their relationship of composer to producer built into owning a company together and what their successes were along the way. If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Sep 3
15 min
CS 038 - Working Relationships Part 1 - with Rich & Vik
This week is an incredibly special episode. Earlier in the year myself, Richard Schrieber and Vikram Gudi met up to action plan our year to come. We covered everything from the music we were going to write to the plan for our year with Protégé. We found ourselves having some amazing conversations and at one point in particular I decided to put a mic up so we could record some of what we were talking about.   This first part of a two-part episode focuses heavily on the advantages of building up successful working relationships. Rich and Vik have built an incredibly profitable partnership but to really maximize your opportunities within the industry it’s not as simple as just finding the people that make you the most money! This industry is part of a long old game. You have to build genuine friendships with the right people that fit your personality and work ethic. Finding those people is just the starting point. Nurturing the right relationships for you is the real trick.   I hope you enjoy this episode!  If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Aug 27
25 min
CS 037 - Commit & Level Up Your Career
We’ve had a couple of weeks off from the podcast while I got married to my wonderful partner, Kate. Marriage is a lifelong commitment - and just like in the trailer/library music world you have to commit yourself to it fully if you want to succeed.  The weekend just gone has inspired this week's topic and it’s such an important thing to keep in mind when working on your music and working with publishers.  Committing to sounds and moving on with tracks is an incredibly important key to writing consistently licensable music.In this episode I talk through all the advantages of committing to all aspects of your career.If you have any questions, composers you’d like me to interview or would like to hear me cover something on the podcast please feel free to email me: info@protégé.school If you would like to apply to be in the coming year of the Protégé Masterclass then you can follow this link to fill out your application: https://protege.school/lp/protege-master-class/  
Aug 20
20 min
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