Composer Job Description

A composer, abbreviated as CONST, is a person who composes music.

Composers create music in the form of lyrics, melodies, and harmony.

Many well known composers are credited for writing popular songs and soundtracks.

Composers in classical music write for orchestras, choirs, and instrumental ensembles.

Many compositions are performed as solo or group vocal pieces and solo instrumental pieces.

Modern composers incorporate a variety of musical forms into their work, such as popular, classical, and popular music.

Some modern composers are known for working with specific musical instruments and genres of musical styles.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Composer to join our team and help us create amazing new music.

Composer Duties:

  • Collaborate with other departments in development of optimal production, sound, and music for videos, films, and games
  • Become a recognized, professional, and capable composer through the creative use of various media, including electronic and acoustic instruments
  • Provide music that is relevant, appropriate, and compatible to all media it is applied to
  • Create music appropriate to the film’s style, target audience, and purpose
  • Utilize a variety of instrumentation, the effective use of digital technology, and traditional and non-traditional compositional techniques
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technological advances and changes in music production and composition
  • Work well under pressure and time constraints
  • Provide accurate and timely communication with project managers
  • Maintain excellent working relationships

Composer Responsibilities:

  • Compose and arrange new music, working with producers and recording engineers
  • Correct rhythmic and melodic discrepancies
  • Generate and edit music in different styles for different market needs
  • Research new styles and techniques to stay current
  • Work with company executives to develop playlists, review customer responses, and suggest new music mixes
  • Operate recording equipment, including microphones, cameras, mixers, and other instruments
  • Execute promotional campaigns for music albums and singles
  • Research and source music rights and licensing
  • Research music styles and approaches for targeted markets
  • Generate music playlists for radio or television
  • Operate music mixing equipment
  • Research music trends and developments
  • Organize music catalogs and databases
  • Create marketing material, including flyers, posters, and business cards
  • Work with company executives to develop promotional plans

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music composition, or degree in music theory and composition
  • 8+ years experience in music composition
  • Expertise in a wide variety of styles including jazz, pop, classical, and world music
  • Skills in writing, arranging, and orchestration

At [Company Name], we are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We also encourage veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.