(Written for and originally published on Sharp Heels) One of my first jobs out of college was as a tech at a recording studio. All the engineers were male, all the producers were male. No biggie. Years later, I become a commercial freelance composer. Again, ad agencies, music houses and other composers: mostly male. Still, no […]
Everyone has a relationship to music, whether they consider themselves music fans, musical prodigies, or tone deaf. You may remember a childhood lullaby, learning the piano, your wedding song, or the Folger’s jingle, or you may ride the subway every day, religiously listening to your iPod. You may use it to drown out noise at […]
I get a lot of questions about how I became a jingle writer, and how it’s possible to have a career as a songwriter and a career as a composer. Everyone that writes for ads has a different story of how they landed into the world of writing a :30 film score. Here’s mine.