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Advancement Prospects

The advancement path in the music-composition and arrangement world is very individualized. There is no hierarchical structure to climb, although in record companies a person with music writing talent might move into a producing or A&R (artist and repertoire) job and be able to exercise compositional skills in those capacities. Advancement is based on talent, determination, and luck. Some composers become well known for their work with film scores; John Williams, of Star Wars fame, is one example.

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