How to… understand deliverables
A score is a score, right? Yes and no. Depending on the project, and how much flexibility the client wants, composers may receive a (sometimes extensive) list of deliverables. Say the job is to write the title sequence for a light entertainment TV show. The makers will need their main theme, of course, but potentially also underscores (versions with the main theme, or drums, or synths, or strings etc missing, to use under dialogue) break bumpers (to go into commercial breaks) stings, end titles… the list can go on. Be sure you’ve asked for a full list before you start/price a job.