The Four Steps I Use to Turn the Fear of Negative Criticism into a SUPERPOWER

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Getting feedback is scary. Getting negative feedback is the WORST... or is it? Here's how to turn the fear of criticism on its head and into a superpower. Seek out and focus on negative feedback to zero in more accurately - and more creatively - on what your client wants from their music (or whatever …

Ten Tips for Building a Career as a Music Composer for Film, TV and Theatre

There is no magic bullet to getting a foothold into this industry… not unless you consider hard work, lots of rejection, or a healthy bent toward self-determination a “magic bullet”. Is there an easy way in? The answer, as with most things in life, is “no”. Most things that are worth doing don’t come easy. …

Music for Theatre – Composing for All Eventualities

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The music themes are all pretty much composed for The Count of Monte Cristo, a new, irreverent theatre adaptation of the book by Alexandre Dumas. Rehearsals start next week at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where it will play from mid-April to mid-May.

These are some of the challenges which have become clear through the writing process.


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inspiration n stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc., to special or unusual activity or creativity the state or quality of being so stimulated or aroused someone or something that causes this state an idea or action resulting from such a state the act or process of inhaling; breathing in From English Collins Dictionary - …