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Compose yourself: a producer’s guide to working with musicians

It’s becoming more common for podcast producers to work with composers to create an original soundtrack. At this session, producer Michael May and composer/producer Nick DePrey share their techniques for bringing a piece to life with music and sound design.

It’s becoming more common for podcast producers to work with composers to create an original soundtrack. At this session, producer Michael May and composer/producer Nick DePrey share their techniques for bringing a piece to life with music and sound design.

Learn how to conceptualize your perfect score and communicate it to a composer. And don’t miss their live demonstration where they’ll score a piece of tape volunteered by a Third Coast participant.


Featuring

Michael May

Michael May is the senior producer of NPR’s Story Lab , where he works with newsroom staff to pitch and produce innovative projects, including podcasts, videos, web stories and new series for broadcast.

Nick DePrey

Nick DePrey is a composer and music producer who moonlights as a data guy for NPR.