FEATURED: William Rowe, Composer, Producer, Sound Designer

In our continuing FEATURED series, we talk to some of our subscribers about their career in music, how they got their break, what projects they're working on now and what advice they would give to those looking to make steps forward.

This week we're featuring London based Composer, Producer & Sound Designer William Rowe

1) What inspired you to want to work in the music industry?  

I began learning the piano at age 5 and as each year went by I began to study other instruments as well. By the time I was a teenager I was proficient in the piano, guitar, drums and saxophone, playing in bands and school orchestras. I inherited a love of music through my older siblings and my father, so music was ingrained in my from a young age and I have never wanted to do anything else!

2) How did you go about getting your foot in the door?

In 2014 I returned to university to do my masters in Audio Production at the University of Westminster. This course was invaluable to me not only for the knowledge I gained, but for the people I met. The course inspired me to go out and start projects with people and from one person to another, I built up a solid network of friends working in the industry or supporting industries.


'random acts - jacob banks'

client: Channel 4/Clouded Vision

role: sound/mix engineer


3) What album and artist(s) had the most impact on you? 
 

Daft Punk certainly had a huge impact on me in the early 2000's growing up, I've always had a great fondness for French acts such as Air, Phoenix and Cerrone. Aside from my love of French electronica, Kraftwerk's 'Radioactivity' was and still is huge influence to me, I love the political and environmental undercurrents of the album...something of a feat on an album with minimal lyrical content. Then of course there's The Beatles...but that's a given for everyone, right? 


4) Career highlight so far? 

Before I established myself as a composer I performed on the FiberFib stage at Benicassim, with indie-dance band, The Spires playing keys. That was pretty cool.


5) Best bit of advice for those looking to break into the industry and what to expect? 

Meet people, in person. The internet is great, but it's over-saturated and there's no comparison to a real chat over a coffee, or beer.

'cesar'

client: MOFIlM

role: as original music composer and sound designer


6) What projects are you working on at the moment?

I'm currently writing music for various adverts and short films. 

 

Check out William's profile today to connect with him via Music Match