I have made a living performing , composing, and producing music since 1979. I was a touring freelance guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for the better part of 2 decades, averaging around 270 shows per year touring with over a hundred major-label acts/ a broadcast tv show /and recording artists of every identified genre , some of whom were multi-platinum superstars. I left the road to have a house and family, and to compose and produce my own music, and I now am a well-established composer of original scores and instrumental works for film, tv, and events. the Columbus Blue Jackets, COSI installations, and many other permanent multimedia installations all over the country. .My bio info, education, awards, credits, and many excerpts of original music that I have licensed for films, tv shows, etc. is at www.hiltcreativemusic.com.
Having experienced the music industry as a musician/composer/producer, artist development consultant and producer for the #1 artist development firm in the US, and musical director for 3 Pollstar top 25 worldwide tours, , I have been forced to acquire skills and abilities that I never would have imagined having to acquire to become a viable option for artists, filmmakers, studios, producers to employ, and for the past 6 years I have been turning nice players into successful musical professionals. -giving them the critical understanding of music, helping them to develop the technical chops, versatility to perform elegantly and effortlessly in any style or genre, developing their studio skills, live performance skills , and understanding of music licensing , obtaining representation, and understanding multifaceted licensing contracts, performance contracts, and about anything having to do with making a living in music by establishing multiple revenue streams.
I teach orchestration, arranging , self-production, pre and post-production workflow techniques , so as to turn my proteges into one-person music production entities, from concept to mastered product using Pro Tools, Melodyne, midi sound libraries, and live mic recording, rising, editing , sweetening , and mastering. I enable students to be well-informed about every facet of the music industry that will be applicable to them.
If you feel like you could use some help with any facet of your musical experience , whether or not you want to make music your sole livelihood, I welcome your call. Helping earnest musicians get where they want to get is one of my favorite things in life, and I get money for it, too!
Peace, love to all,
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