Richard Gibbs has composed the music for over 60 films as well as some great television shows like The Simpsons and Battlestar Galactica. He’s a good friend and a great story teller, so it was time to have him back on the podcast (he was on Episode #38 a couple of years ago).
In Part 1 of the latest interview with him we take a deep dive into the politics of today’s film scoring, and how the job has changed from the way it was in the past. If you ever wanted to get into film composition you don’t want to miss this.
You’ll also hear some great stories that you won’t get anywhere else about producers changing composers mid-film, and the the many versions of the Battlestar Galactica opening theme. In the upcoming Part 2 we’ll talk about his unique one-of-a-kind studio overlooking the glorious Pacific ocean in Malibu (but there’s a lot more to it than that to make it special).
In the intro I’ll look at the new financing coming into the music business that may change the fortunes of artists and hedge funds alike going forward, and at the new generation of do-it-yourself audio kits.