Screen Music Academy

Screen Music Academy

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Support Your Family Composing Music for Film, TV, & Video Games


How to Get More Work as a Composer | Audience Q&A with Marcus Manderson
Oct 21 • 38 min
In this recent chat with viewer Marcus Manderson, he asks how to get more work as a composer and how to focus on one primary income stream when he wants to pursue 7 or 8 possible opportunities. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks…
How Much I Earn Each Month as a Music Composer (+free Budget)
Oct 14 • 22 min
How much does a music composer actually earn each month? Let’s take a deep dive into my last 9 income & expense budgets to see what trends we might learn about which of my 15-20 monthly income sources have the best short & long-term returns. ✅ Download my…
The Family Man with 800+ Game Credits | Interview with Adam Gubman (Disney, Blizzard, Zynga)
Oct 7 • 59 min
In this recent chat with Adam Gubman (composer for countless Disney, Blizzard, & Zynga projects), we explore how he manages dozens of projects each week and how that has turned into over 800 credits over his short 15-year career…all while putting his…
I Work Less Than You Do | Audience Q&A with Kyle Mesce
Sep 30 • 35 min
In this recent chat with viewer Kyle Mesce, he asks about how to grow a music composition business while working at a full-time job. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!): https://www.stevenmelin.com/25questions
3 Steps to Sell Game Music Packs Online
Sep 23 • 14 min
You might have income that you are sleeping on just sitting on your hard drives! Here’s how you can make passive income selling music packs online. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!):…
Composers Hire Composers | Interview with Brian Schmidt (Founder of GameSoundCon)
Sep 16 • 48 min
In this recent chat with game audio legend Brian Schmidt, we talk about how to find work as a game composer in 2020 and do a deep-dive into the history and impact of GameSoundCon and the annual income survey. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every…
When Is Music Sellable? | Audience Q&A with Johannes von Stryk
Sep 9 • 28 min
In this recent Q&A chat, viewer Johannes von Stryk asks “When is my music ready to be presented to clients or sold for licensing?” We unpack what it means for music to be “marketplace ready” and how to build foundational business pillars to always have…
3 Steps to Attract Developers as a Game Composer
Sep 2 • 13 min
I always get asked how to attract game developers to your work. I believe you’ll find its simpler than you think! ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!): https://www.stevenmelin.com/25questions
Saying No to Stranger Things | Interview with Disasterpeace (FEZ, Hyper Light Drifter)
Aug 26 • 45 min
In this chat with Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland), we discuss the major projects he’s turned down, including Stranger Things. We also chat about how to discover your style as a composer and how to navigate career direction in a world of endless…
Career Security as a Game Composer | Audience Q&A with Thomas Minuto
Aug 19 • 37 min
Today, I talk with Thomas Minuto about job security as a game composer, full-time jobs, and choosing what you value most in your career. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!): https://www.stevenmelin.com/25questions
3 Steps to Pricing Your Custom Game Music
Aug 12 • 11 min
Learn my 3 steps for pricing your game music, growing your business, & supporting your family! ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!): https://www.stevenmelin.com/25questions
Break the Stranger-Barrier | Interview with Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Shadow of Mordor)
Aug 5 • 42 min
In this recent chat with game composer Garry Schyman, he teaches us how to land more gigs by breaking the stranger-barrier with game developers. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!): https://www.stevenmelin.com/25questions
Where to Begin as a Game Composer | Audience Q&A with William Ratnage
Jul 29 • 29 min
“I don’t know if I should start with my portfolio, writing game music packs, reaching out to game developers on Twitter…or all of these? Where do I begin as a game composer?” In this chat with audience composer William Ratnage, we find a creative solution…
3 Steps to Get the First Job as a Game Composer
Jul 22 • 12 min
How do you get the first custom music job as a game composer? Let’s talk about how to choose a game genre, attract your ideal game developers, and sell at the right price. ✅ Download my free guide 25 Questions Every Composer Asks ($17 value!):…
Earn 7-Figures with Music Products | Interview with Graham Cochrane (Recording Revolution)
Jul 15 • 59 min
Today we’re chatting with Graham Cochrane, creator of the Recording Revolution (7-figure/yr business) & a personal coaching brand (multiple 6-figure/yr business), about how to earn passive income, how to build wealth, how to spend wealth, and the mindset…
Welcome! What to Expect in this Show
Jul 6 • 2 min
Welcome to the Screen Music Academy podcast, where I help you support your family composing music for film, TV, & video games. I’m your host Steven Melin and I’m excited that you’re here. New episodes release every Wed @ 10am EST and rotate among 3…