Composers. Arrangers. Performers. Editors. Engravers. Engineers.
(and Probably more jobs I don't even know exist)
The Commercial Music world is a big place, and there's a job for every niche. Behind the Backing Track is a podcast about well,
The Backing Track.
Musicians of all trades and specializations are brought on to talk the how and the why of their work, as well as their experiences on the job. Topics and responsilbilities from the pre-production to the release party are all covered here. New Episodes come out the last Monday of every month.
Episode 1 - Sam Gossner and Simon Dalzell
Sam Gossner of Versilian Studios and Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio sit in together for this couch-styled conversation, covering Instrument Libraries and Sampling Audio. Listen here.
Episode 2 - Kristofer Maddigan
Composer of Cuphead and Orchestral Percussionist for the National Ballet of Canada, Kristofer Maddigan offers insight to the process of writing music for the game and how effective troping certain styles adds to an aesthetic. Listen here.