Writing music is not a conventional career and as such requires unconventional methods to get work. One of the first music scoring jobs I got was writing music for a 6 part radio series on RTE Junior (Irish national radio station for kids). I got the job by mentioning to a filmmaker who was shooting my bands latest single that I had an interest in writing instrumental music for TV & Film. A few months later he called me up and asked if I was interested in writing for a show he was producing, and that's where I realized that it may be something interesting I can pursue.
After that I decided to look on Facebook for local events that I could go to and meet directors. I found an event called "Dublin Filmmakers" where I worked on my first TV Pilot called "Northsiders" writing all the music for the first episode and the theme tune (Below). From that I was spurred on to meet more people and look for more projects.
So what do you need to consider when starting?
5 Things Musically
This isn't a comprehensive list or guide by any means, it's just some thoughts on what's needed, what you may want to consider before starting the journey and some skills that I think are necessary.
If you have any questions on particular points I'm happy to answer them, just leave a comment. I'm going to regularly write some tips in this manner, so if there's something you would like me to cover specifically, I'm all ears!
Thanks for reading!