With the record industry sales collapsing, musicians – talented ones – are flooding into film scoring. But being a film composer is not the same as being a recording artist:
The emails arrive much more frequently now. They all say pretty much the same thing. Someone’s client is an incredible songwriter and film composer, and his new song sounds just like movie music.
“I get one about every 90 minutes”, says Fox Music president Robert Kraft in Los Angeles. “As the record business falls apart around us, unfortunately, everybody who’s writing songs and making his star turn as an indie artist thinks, ‘I got an idea. They still pay a little dough over in the movie and TV universe, so I’m going to reinvent myself as a film composer.'”