There’s an easy trick that will not only increase the chances to get a response from the publisher but also increase your networking skills in general. Owning my own trailer music production company, I can tell you that many composers who want to work with us are sending us texts like the following one:
“Hey there, check out my music. Tell me what you think.”
There are also messages like the following:
“Hey Chris/Kevin. Pleasure to meet you! I have heard about End Of Silence from a good friend of mine. I really liked the music in the trailer for X and Y which is why I decided to get in touch with you. Maybe I could offer my services to help your company? Here is a link to my portfolio. It would mean a lot to me if you check it out. Thanks for taking your time!
So what do you think? Which person would I prefer from this first impression without even hearing the music? Right, the second one.
It’s an investment of a few minutes to leave a real nice and professional impression. Try to figure out the name of the owner(s) of the publisher if you can and address them by their name. This shows you did your research and it’s not just another non personal “copy-paste” message.
Add an honest compliment, but not just something you just say to improve your chances, on what you like about the company. Be honest. Did you hear good things about their working atmosphere? Mention it! Did you really like the music they come up with? Mention it.
It only takes a few minutes of your time doing these things and I promise that this will give you a lot of bonus points from the recipient.