The Portfolio Composer

The Portfolio Composer


Mastering the business of composition through mindset, marketing, and business skills.
Drum & Lace is an Italian composer and performer that creates music for film, tv and media. Her live performances oscillate between electronica & chamber music, often with spatial audio elements. Ian Hultquist is an American Film Composer who has made a name for himself scoring films, tv and documentaries for Netflix, HBO, CNN and NatGeo. Together they have co-scored projects such as HBO doc At The Heart of Gold, and most recently the AppleTV+ Original Series Dickinson.

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Composers Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist discuss the business of collaboration, the California AB5 bill, and building trust.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

– Ian & Sofia’s portfolios
– Composing for the fashion industry
– Getting into movies
– Dickinson
– Collaborating
– Studio design
– Building trust in a collaboration
– The business of collaboration
– CA tax & employment law
– Web presence
– Being gracious to people
– Knowing your composer community



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