Open Forum Friday: 2013 Goals

Hi all. Welcome to Open Forum Friday again. This week I’d like to discuss the future:

What are your goals for 2013 as a composer/musician?

Let me know in the comments below and we’ll discuss!

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Emmett Cooke is an Irish composer for film, tv and video games. His music has been used around the world by high profile companies including Sony Playstation, Ralph Lauren, ABC, CBS, NBC, Lockheed Martin and many more.

  • Anders Christensen

    One of my goals is to get better at utilizing all the instruments in a symphonic orchestra. I want to study orchestration and get a better idea of how music is structured for a real orchestra and thereby be able to make a stronger emotional impact on the listener.

    I also want to get a minimum of 100 new tracks online, tagged and ready to sell as royalty free music. Making it to $500 a month from library music is my first goal of 2013 :-)

    • Emmett Cooke

      Hi Anders,

      Thanks for the comment. I’m studying the orchestration course with Berklee at the moment and find it great – its pretty expensive, but if you’re looking to get better with orchestration, its great.

      Good luck with the royalty free music – with around 100 good tracks, you’ll definitely come close to that goal I’d imagine


    I want to get a mentor, 4 PAID film placements, and learn (and implement) new marketing techniques.

    • Emmett Cooke

      They’re great goals. Focus more on how you’ll get the 4 paid film placements, rather than just “I want to get 4 paid film placements” and you will find it will come easier :)

      I’ll think about writing a blogpost on marketing techniques soon :)

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