Let’s talk music…

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16 Jun Let’s talk music…

I love it when an act has really good music. When it hits the exact right emotion.

Especially when you’re performing your own act and you hear your music over the PA in the theater. Goosebumps!

When I did HGT (Holland’s Got Talent) this season and I heard my whip cracking on the beat of my custom written music, it made me so happy! My music really helps me to perform. Even when I practice new effects at home, I almost instantly try it on some music. You will notice that you’re immediately quicker. Your facial expressions, little gestures and mannerisms are instantly present.

I am very fortunate to work with my own composer www.ryanmartinmusic.com . When I need a composition for a TV show or a corporate gig, I send him a short brief and mostly within 24 hours, I have a track. What I’ve also noticed; and what we Magicians and performers usually forget is music rights. Ryan can tell you everything about it, so if you have any questions, contact him, but here’s what I do know: if your music is custom made for you and its royalty free, you will never have a problem when you get broadcasted.

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Another big plus of having custom written music: you take the option of having the charts created to give to live musicians. So if you perform in a circus or cruise ship where you must have live music then you can still have the comfort of your own music that you know works.

Last but not least, I’ve made a little Magic playlist on Spotify for you to enjoy:   (spotify:user:1121378181:playlist:20lzQ4EFK5a3vcqBZC0d7P) just click on it and give it a follow, it is there to practice your magic to and also to get inspired what kind of music you want to use. But please take my advice, like you do on your props and your costumes, spend some money on custom written music, it will be so worth it! And we all know we cannot use “The Matrix Reloaded Album” anymore to perform magic to!

(Just Kidding!)

 

1Comment
  • Sergio Garcia
    Posted at 08:46h, 17 June Reply

    Very good points. In many cases, for those starting out, it can be as simple as striking a deal with a talented music student looking for some sort or early notoriety. Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. This could also be a great way of building lasting relationships that may flourish in the paths when your industries cross paths again. Very good info!

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