Is the Music Industry Dead?

Is the music industry… dead? This question comes up too often and usually involves a mention of how piracy has damaged the market so badly. So what’s going on? There is a very simple answer for this. Let me help you break it down.   The music industry is reliant...

How to hire or NOT hire a film composer

The question is this, “When and how should I hire a film composer, and when should I resort to royalty free music?”. It depends on the project. So let’s create a few scenarios and go from there.   1. Independent Feature Film HIRING A COMPOSER Let’s shoot...

Brewerkz Black Pig Beer

Directed by Philip Giordano. Music and sound by Adam Spade What’s cooler than producing a beer commercial? I had a lot of fun on this. I gave myself a rough time testing out new speaker monitors, but Philip turned another beautiful commercial. I’m looking...

VO5 – Free Yourself From Frizz

Directed by Philip Giordano. Music composed by Adam Spade. This spec commercial was another rush job for me, and actually done on the weekend of my birthday. It was really fun but done so fast that I almost don’t remember doing it! It was produced in August of...