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In my opinion, there is no commercial art. When you produce something with the intention to sell it, it is a product and not an artwork. So for me, the purpose is the deciding factor, if something is art or not. As an example: The music industrie vs. homemade music: The music industrie engineers songs on purpose. From the start, the songs are written for ...


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Apart from strictly "audio production work": • Selling sound effects and sound effects or sample libraries • Preset design for musical instrument or audio effects plug-in developers • Marketing for musical instrument and audio gear manufacturers • Renting recording gear and studio facilities • Acoustical consultation and studio design/building (but you need ...


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I have turned down projects in the past but I now very rarely do that (unless it's a project not worth doing, that is). I've found that it's much better to have a couple of sound editors that you can trust to ship on extra workloads too, if necessary. Plus, it's often great experience for younger sound guys. They do the groundwork and I can qc and final mix ...


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Besides the day job at the studio, I generally have between 2 and 5 projects going on simultaneously. But they're not all big projects. Right now I have three stage shows going on, with staggered openings between October and April. Those are the big projects. Besides that I have to prep an M&E mix for an indie feature, put together a couple of sound ...


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Seems like a simple question, but is tough to answer. My first response would be, it depends. Meaning that dry spells can last 1 week or 6 weeks. Pipe lines may be cut off or lengthened, anything is possible and you adapt as you go. But i can tell you this, I never say no to a client just because i'm to busy. If i do it is mostly because the project is not ...


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Field recording is the most crowded area of SFX libraries. For a passive income you may need to find more specific areas. For contract works, without a portfolio, the only way is to go for your close circle and try to join projects of someone you know in person.


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Another site in which you can put your sounds and get payed through paypal: http://www.soundboard.com/ Didnt see it mentioned on the post. thought it could be of some use.


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