COMPENSATION LIST

We all want to be compensated for our efforts.

Identifying the wide spectrum of forms of compensation can expand our ability to see the multiple layers of possible ways of being compensated.

Like with most things in life, compensation in not a binary equation. It isn’t just “did I get paid/did I not get paid?”

Payment, itself, is infinitely defined.

Let’s start our list of forms of compensation for media composers.

Here’s a start:

Experience
Starting relationships
Maintaining relationships
Knowledge
Fun
Working out kinks
Practice
Building library
Stretching
Publishing
Comradery
Royalties
Fees
Working with musicians
Satisfaction
Discovery
Deferred payment
Credit
Food
Adventure
Bonuses
Building reputation
Something to barter
Fulfillment
Satisfying curiosity
Ownership
Association with project
Travel
Appreciation
Ego stroking
Excitement
Staying sharp
Celebrity
Making music
Helping others
Soundtrack released
Access
Paying it forward
Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll
Awards
Relieving boredom
Publicity
Blazing new directions
Teamwork
Bragging rights
Premieres
Gifts
Prestige
Staying relevant
Fame
Contributing art into the world
Friendship
Taking a challenge
Laughs
Brand building
Groupies
Honing skills
Residuals
Thanks
Self satisfaction
Recognition
Experimentation
Personal growth
Opportunity
Creativity
Expression of passion
Connection with others
Appreciation
Joy of risk-taking
Playfulness
Artistic expression

Please add to this.

The more we see what is available the more likely is is to obtain it.

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