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Boy this is difficult to explain and not sound too whacky!

Firstly I would have to demolish most preconceptions that a majority of people have about the "job" of composer. It's something I have always wanted to do as a profession but, sadly, the profession, as such, doesn't really exist.

I've been lucky enough, gratefully, to have been supported by many friends and musicians and some people who qualify as both, to have been able, even for amounts of money, to write pieces for various ensembles and players. The rest have been done out of just plain love for the genre and financed out of other sources of income.

There are only limited places where music can make a return financially. The ones that deal with any amount of players over say the number of four or five you can forget. I've tried, done it all, sold scores in small quantities, written pieces on commission and even for free for the benefit of publicity. If you don't have a job that gives you access to resources, like being a university professor or something, it gets expensive to hear ones own pieces played, let alone recorded.

There is a lot of competition and most of it is dead and to be honest probably far better than I will ever be. I don't want to claim to be better frankly. I do what I do and I trust that because I do it honestly and progress through life as a result, that it will have some worth.

So, what to do? Well, OINK I was a hoot, it was born out of frustration more than art. Well researched, YouTube statistics suggested that 48 seconds was the average attention span of a viewer and art itself doesn't get the views. Whacky titles and a bit of straight faced comedy does.

Not wanting to insult the informed - however :-) Now I will attempt to raise funding for my projects using the more odd aspects of online life, rubber pigs in popular places for example, to drag the interest maybe towards something worthwhile. In any case, my relationship with the latex pig needs renewing… watch this space for OINK 2!
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