So you want to be a video game music composer? It might seem daunting at first, especially when you have all this great music swirling around in your head and no idea how to get someone to listen to it. People always tell you to network, to find your way in, but before all of that, you need several other things to succeed. There is always a certain amount of luck to getting what you want, but that's not something you want to rely on. If you live in the UK, Game Music Connect is an event you'll want to get involved in. It's a chance to meet up with industry composers and a great opportunity to get some valuable insight. Alternatively, if you're on this side of the pond, there is GameSoundCon happening in November.
But, in the event you can't go, we asked a few composers, who are leaders in their field, what kind of advice they would give for someone who is just starting out. Read on to see what they have to say.