Ep 94-George Shaw on Raising Your Rates

Ep 94-George Shaw on Raising Your Rates

George Shaw is a professional geek (with a passion for all things sci-fi, fantasy, & superheroes) and composer for film, TV, video games & new media. YouTube videos featuring George’s music have amassed over 150 million views. George co-wrote “Ode to Geeks” with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, composed for Geek & Sundry, music directs the Geekie Awards, & created the viral hit STAR WARS MUSICAL.

George studied composition & film scoring at USC’s Thornton School of Music. His plans for world domination include earning an EGOT, & becoming more famous than Irish-playwright George Bernard Shaw, and perfecting time travel.

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In this episode George Shaw discusses raising your rates and demonstrating that you can do what you want to do.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Being a geek
  • Comic books
  • John Williams
  • Being constantly busy
  • Escape the Night
  • The chasm between film & concert music
  • Getting artistic control
  • Subverting the ego
  • The importance of melody
  • Networking through school & festivals
  • Demonstrating that you can do what you want to do
  • Re-branding
  • How to get started
  • Looking for clients that have money
  • Staying in the game long enough
  • Raising your rates
  • Making the client’s budget work
  • Charge more money
  • Network
  • Find what you love
  • Derek Sivers’ “Hell Yes”


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