Will Rebranding Classical Music Really Lead to Its Revival?

Will Rebranding Classical Music Really Lead to Its Revival?

Each passing year seems to bring new opportunities for people creating music – from promoting it via the internet, to increasingly sophisticated composing software. But some are still worried that classical music needs to win over new, young audiences if it is to...
Working as a Composer’s Assistant – What You Need to Know

Working as a Composer’s Assistant – What You Need to Know

Here on the Dorico blog, we’ve already discussed some of the ways that an aspiring composer can supplement their income and find ways to break into the highly competitive world of professional music. In this blog, we’ll explore one of these avenues in greater detail –...
Composing for Video Games: What You Need to Know

Composing for Video Games: What You Need to Know

Here on the Dorico blog, we’ve discussed before how the rise of new forms of media, combined with the advent of technologies such as composing software, have created entirely unprecedented avenues of creative possibility for musicians and composers. Here, we explore...
Is There Such a Thing as Musical Dyslexia?

Is There Such a Thing as Musical Dyslexia?

From songwriting powerhouse Irving Berlin to film scoring linchpin Danny Elfman, the world of professional music has seen several figures rise to the top of their field without being able to read or write a single line of music notation. Most often, this is a result...
The Music Library Dilemma – Should You Submit Your Work?

The Music Library Dilemma – Should You Submit Your Work?

When you’re an aspiring composer, you can be as talented as they come, with access to cutting-edge resources and the best notation software, but there are some challenges that you are still likely to encounter. More often than not, it will take a while for your music...