Finding work in audio
Times are Changing
Times are changing for the audio guy/gal. There are many promising avenues to pursue a gig and just as many dead ends. In this article I’ll describe a few scenarios which may help the modern day freelance audio enthusiast. There are many fields of audio production from full compositions to sound effects. Writing interactive scores to writing songs. Even if you’re a studio junky and are mixing and mastering the options are there.
Where to Start
With all of the social media sites, job boards and freelance sites available it can be a bit overwhelming to try to find a gig. Also having to register and fill out dozens of profiles on these sites can be very time consuming and not very stimulating. However not doing any of the above will leave you stranded. So where do you start? It depends on what field you’re trying to pursue. You shouldn’t limit yourself to just a single profession. More than likely what you want to do isn’t what you’ll start to do. Cast a wide net and entertain the areas you’re comfortable in.
It makes sense that if you’re going to embark on this journey you’ll need to have all your info ready to go. You can copy and paste most of the mundane details in registration forms and use the same browser every time so your details are saved. Here’s a short list of most of the basic information you’ll want to have.
- PRO info
- Music you’re pitching
- Resume/Cover Letter