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5 months ago Mat Flynn

A specific answer to this question depends very much on the styles and genres of music you compose/produce.  However, the most common outlet for instrumental music is for soundtracks.

These days film, TV and games are all viable options. The best way to start is to get involved is with student and independent film and game producers.

For film most big unis have film schools that need lots of music for their productions. Got to screening events and on forums and get to know people and post examples of your work.

For games, most regions have meets ups and hack days that you can find out about on FB forums. Also check out blogs like http://www.thesoundarchitect.co.uk 

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8 months ago Mark Allen

Instrumental music normally works best in the world of production music and production libraries.

The PRS For Music MCPS page has a whole list of every single one registered in the UK. Often they will commission certain albums for their catalogues, so it's best to get an idea of what they need too.

If you have a niche instrument/genre that can also help you to get noticed in this busy world.

If it's really spectacular for sync or unique, a sync agency may want to take it on and market it properly, for trailers for example.

My best advice would be to compare to other adverts and styles on TV/film etc, if it's not up to their standard, go back to the studio before sending it out to people.

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