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Kerizma Branding

United States

The Brand Devlopment & Investment Management Firm

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Hunter Tayman

New York, NY, USA

Dancer/ Choreographer/ Creator

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Alessandro Dri

33033 Codroipo, Province of Udine, Italy

Drum Recordings for your Best Music!

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Benjamin Davey

Edinburgh, UK

High-quality music production and audio services

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Isaac Kitange

Rochester, MN, USA

Music Production & Viral Social Media Content.

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Andrés Garza V.

Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico

Bringing your vision to life through music

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432Hz Life

Atlanta, GA, USA

Elevating Creativity Through Design, Video & Music

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Ahmed Selim

Ismailia Governorate, Egypt

Music Producer. Audio Engineer. Writer.

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Jack Deubner

Chicago, IL, USA

content creation extraordinaire💥

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Gian Franco Signorelli

San Francisco, CA, USA

Music creator, composer and sound healer

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J RY

Nashville, TN, USA

RnB/CHH Music Producer 💥

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Carlos Libreros

New York, NY, USA

Innovative Strategist & Communication Expert

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Daniel Angelucci

Italy

Piano Maestro: Custom Music for Media 🎹

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Areg Galoyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Versatile music producer and composer

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Sandipan Shil Nirob

Bangladesh

Dynamic Music Producer & Audio Editor 🎵

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Eladon M

Sali, Croatia

Versatile Music Composer & Producer 🎵

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Seth Grant

Modesto, CA, USA

Expert Video Editor, & Graphics for Storytelling

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Sergio Fuentes

Valencia, Spain

Sound Designer | Composer| Audioe Engineer

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Alessandro Petacca

10064 Pinerolo, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Composer/Music Producer

Common projects for Composers

Composing original music for a film or video game.

Arranging an existing piece of music for a different group of instruments.

Writing a song for a specific event or purpose.

Creating a jingle for a commercial or advertisement.

Composing a musical theme for a podcast or radio show.

Writing a score for a theatrical production.

Tips for working with and hiring Composers

Clearly define your project

Be specific about what you want the composer to do. Do you need them to compose an original piece, or do you need them to arrange an existing piece for different instruments? The more specific you can be, the more accurately the composer can estimate the time and cost of the project.

Review their portfolio

All composers have different styles and strengths. Listen to samples of their work to see if their musical style fits what you're looking for.

Understand their skills

Does the composer have experience in the genre of music you need? Are they comfortable writing for the type of ensemble that you're hiring for? Make sure their skills are a good match for your project.

Communication is key

Regularly check in with the composer during the project. Make sure you're available to answer any questions they might have, and don't be afraid to ask your own questions. Clear and open communication will help ensure that the final product is exactly what you're looking for.

How to hire Composers

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Composer. This could include creating original music, arranging existing music, or writing a song for a specific event.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your project, the genre of music, the type of ensemble, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist composers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Listen to their past compositions to ensure their musical style fits your vision.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted composers. Ask questions about their experience, process for composing and arranging music, and how they handle feedback and revisions.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right composer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Composers

1. Can you describe your process for composing and arranging music?

2. Can you provide examples of similar projects you've worked on in the past?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the composition process?

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Frequently asked
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A freelance composer is a professional who creates and arranges music for various projects and industries. This could include writing original music for films, video games, commercials, or events, or arranging existing music for different ensembles.

A freelance composer is a professional who creates and arranges music for various projects and industries. This could include writing original music for films, video games, commercials, or events, or arranging existing music for different ensembles.

Hiring a composer on Contra provides you with access to a wide range of talented professionals who can bring your musical vision to life. You can review their portfolios, collaborate efficiently, and manage contracts and payments all in one place.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Composers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of composers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Composers can work on a variety of projects, including creating original music for films, video games, or commercials, writing songs for specific events, creating jingles for advertisements, or arranging existing music for different ensembles.

Composers typically use digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Cubase to create and arrange their music. They may also use notation software like Finale or Sibelius to create sheet music.

The cost of hiring a composer on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the music, the composer's experience and skills, and the project duration. However, rates generally range from $25 to $1000 per hour.

Freelance composers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Contra holds the funds in escrow at the beginning of the project and releases them after you approve the deliverables for each milestone, or automatically within three days.

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