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  • Ways to do composing for small youtube channels/indie games etc. as a side business?

     Deborah updated 1 year, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Deborah

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    December 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

    I have taken advanced harmony and counterpoint and play piano at a high level, have composed lots of stuff just for fun, and am fairly confident I can compose some simple music that could be used as like a copyright free option for anyone wanting a jingle for their youtube channel or like soundtrack to an indie game, etc. Also have FL studio and have gotten pretty accustomed to it. Just wondering anyone who’s done something like this, what path did you take? I assume I’d start off just surfing youtube and finding smaller channels and offering to do it for free at first, or seeing if any are looking or offering to pay for something. Eventually after I can have some testimonials would try to get a site going. Very customer friendly oriented etc. But yeah, if anyone has done this with any kind of success let me know

    Not looking to get rich here or anything, already have a job, mostly would be for fun just to start off and then see where it goes

  • Lexmazter

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    December 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Hey, I like this idea and this fits perfectly into the r/SideProject subreddit.

    You would need a platform that you should start promoting yourself on, consider it as the base. That could be soundcloud, twitter, facebook page, Instagram, whatever.

    There you should start posting content that’s relevant for what you do, document the journey of starting this side-project, and also giving away samples for free.

    After you have this base up and running, figure out a content strategy, how often will you post? If you post more frequently, you usually get better exposure.

    Now, after all this is up and ready, you can go and to some cold-reach to YouTube pages and so on.

    It could be a good idea to figure out if you can do some kind of viral video with your tune on TikTok, that would be very beneficial for your portfolio and would give you authority in this market.

    If you like my suggestions, you can check out my [blog](https://lexpaval.com).

  • anthonydanselmo

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    December 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Might make sense to make up some samples and feature them on Fiverr.com

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