Remember that writing music should be fun and exciting. If it’s not, then you might need a break from it and some meditation. If you ever feel this way, perhaps take a week break, and when you want to get back into it again, go to Youtube and search for your favorite trailers to hear what actually inspired you to get into it in the first place. This will give you many new ideas and might even spark new excitement to create your own cues.
To summarize, you simply have to make your music sound expensive and be useful. If someone listens to it, it should sound like it’s worth 10.000 bucks straight off the bat. This is achieved by simplicity, choosing the sounds and structures that has worked in the past (for yourself and for others), being up to date with what’s in in the trailer music industry, what trailer editors hunger for. Hopefully at least one of these tips were helpful to you – now go out there, create some pro sounding trailer music and get dem placements!
Until next time – stay awesome and creative!