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Dale Nichols
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Vancouver, Canada

Hi! I'm Dale from Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in music composition, arrangement, & production, voiceover narration, and sound design. I have my own company called Skogen Studios, providing these services on a freelance/contractual basis. During the last year I was involved as the composer and sound designer for "Eve: Dance Is An Unplaceable Place" a Virtual Reality (VR) dance production. The performance continues to tour around the world and has recently been awarded the VR Grand Prize at the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan and earlier the 2019 Grand Prix at the Laval Virtual showcase in France. From 2014-2018 I was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During this time I had some great opportunities working with clients throughout the Middle East. I've been fortunate to voice projects for some well-known companies including the Airbus Group, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Mercedes-Benz Middle East, Infiniti/Nissan Motors, Cadillac Automobile Company, Kinder Chocolate, Meraas Development, Pizza Hut, and Google AdWords. My fees/day rate varies depending on the size of the project as well as my role(s). Please feel free to get in touch and we can figure out a plan to make it work! --- **Employment and project experience** **Skogen Studios** _Managing Director/Owner_ August 2018 - Present Vancouver, Canada Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Dale Nichols Music** _Professional Pianist & Composer_ September 2012 - Present Global Professional working pianist on a contractual basis. Catering to high-end events, corporate functions, holiday celebrations, fixed-term restaurant & hotel residency contracts. Performing a range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, rock, easy listening, in various band configurations (solo, duo, trio, quartet, etc.) Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Dale Nichols Voiceover** _Voiceover Artist_ May 2014 - Present Voice over narration services include: #Documentaries #Corporate videos #E-Learning courses #Radio & Television commercials Audiobooks #YouTube videos #Character portrayal #IVR prompts (Interactive Voice Response) Podcasts #Explainer & Whiteboard videos Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Kiyany Media** _Composer, Audio Engineer, Sound Recordist, Producer_ March 2015 - July 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates **Apple Inc.** _Service Engineer_ June 2011 - May 2012 Vancouver, Canada --- **Qualifications and education** **The Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada)** Piano/Music Theory · (1991 - 2002) **ThinkSpace Education** Music for the Media/Harmony/Cinematic Orchestration · (2015 - 2018) **Northern Alberta Institute of Technology** Computer Engineering Technology · (2002 - 2004) **Hurdal Verk Folkehøgskole** Hurdal, Norway Friluftsliv (Outdoor Life) · (2005 - 2006)

Dale Nichols
Twine
Vancouver, Canada

Hi! I'm Dale from Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in music composition, arrangement, & production, voiceover narration, and sound design. I have my own company called Skogen Studios, providing these services on a freelance/contractual basis. During the last year I was involved as the composer and sound designer for "Eve: Dance Is An Unplaceable Place" a Virtual Reality (VR) dance production. The performance continues to tour around the world and has recently been awarded the VR Grand Prize at the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan and earlier the 2019 Grand Prix at the Laval Virtual showcase in France. From 2014-2018 I was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During this time I had some great opportunities working with clients throughout the Middle East. I've been fortunate to voice projects for some well-known companies including the Airbus Group, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Mercedes-Benz Middle East, Infiniti/Nissan Motors, Cadillac Automobile Company, Kinder Chocolate, Meraas Development, Pizza Hut, and Google AdWords. My fees/day rate varies depending on the size of the project as well as my role(s). Please feel free to get in touch and we can figure out a plan to make it work! --- **Employment and project experience** **Skogen Studios** _Managing Director/Owner_ August 2018 - Present Vancouver, Canada Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Dale Nichols Music** _Professional Pianist & Composer_ September 2012 - Present Global Professional working pianist on a contractual basis. Catering to high-end events, corporate functions, holiday celebrations, fixed-term restaurant & hotel residency contracts. Performing a range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, rock, easy listening, in various band configurations (solo, duo, trio, quartet, etc.) Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Dale Nichols Voiceover** _Voiceover Artist_ May 2014 - Present Voice over narration services include: #Documentaries #Corporate videos #E-Learning courses #Radio & Television commercials Audiobooks #YouTube videos #Character portrayal #IVR prompts (Interactive Voice Response) Podcasts #Explainer & Whiteboard videos Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Kiyany Media** _Composer, Audio Engineer, Sound Recordist, Producer_ March 2015 - July 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates **Apple Inc.** _Service Engineer_ June 2011 - May 2012 Vancouver, Canada --- **Qualifications and education** **The Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada)** Piano/Music Theory · (1991 - 2002) **ThinkSpace Education** Music for the Media/Harmony/Cinematic Orchestration · (2015 - 2018) **Northern Alberta Institute of Technology** Computer Engineering Technology · (2002 - 2004) **Hurdal Verk Folkehøgskole** Hurdal, Norway Friluftsliv (Outdoor Life) · (2005 - 2006)

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Hi! I'm Dale from Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in music composition, arrangement, & production, voiceover narration, and sound design. I have my own company called Skogen Studios, providing these services on a freelance/contractual basis. During the last year I was involved as the composer and sound designer for "Eve: Dance Is An Unplaceable Place" a Virtual Reality (VR) dance production. The performance continues to tour around the world and has recently been awarded the VR Grand Prize at the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan and earlier the 2019 Grand Prix at the Laval Virtual showcase in France. From 2014-2018 I was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During this time I had some great opportunities working with clients throughout the Middle East. I've been fortunate to voice projects for some well-known companies including the Airbus Group, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Mercedes-Benz Middle East, Infiniti/Nissan Motors, Cadillac Automobile Company, Kinder Chocolate, Meraas Development, Pizza Hut, and Google AdWords. My fees/day rate varies depending on the size of the project as well as my role(s). Please feel free to get in touch and we can figure out a plan to make it work! --- **Employment and project experience** **Skogen Studios** _Managing Director/Owner_ August 2018 - Present Vancouver, Canada Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Dale Nichols Music** _Professional Pianist & Composer_ September 2012 - Present Global Professional working pianist on a contractual basis. Catering to high-end events, corporate functions, holiday celebrations, fixed-term restaurant & hotel residency contracts. Performing a range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, rock, easy listening, in various band configurations (solo, duo, trio, quartet, etc.) Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Dale Nichols Voiceover** _Voiceover Artist_ May 2014 - Present Voice over narration services include: #Documentaries #Corporate videos #E-Learning courses #Radio & Television commercials Audiobooks #YouTube videos #Character portrayal #IVR prompts (Interactive Voice Response) Podcasts #Explainer & Whiteboard videos Visit _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ for more details. **Kiyany Media** _Composer, Audio Engineer, Sound Recordist, Producer_ March 2015 - July 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates **Apple Inc.** _Service Engineer_ June 2011 - May 2012 Vancouver, Canada --- **Qualifications and education** **The Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada)** Piano/Music Theory · (1991 - 2002) **ThinkSpace Education** Music for the Media/Harmony/Cinematic Orchestration · (2015 - 2018) **Northern Alberta Institute of Technology** Computer Engineering Technology · (2002 - 2004) **Hurdal Verk Folkehøgskole** Hurdal, Norway Friluftsliv (Outdoor Life) · (2005 - 2006)

I’m a musician / composer exploring relationships between sound and emotion. Through use of new technologies and instruments I try and push myself to create unique sonic experiences. I’ve written music for short films, sound-walks, art installations, video-game trailers, bands and live performances. The guitar is my primary instrument on which I have over 14 years of experience. My musical influences stem from progressive rock & electronic, as well as post rock and jazz.

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Music producer from Vancouver, BC. I'm always looking for vocalists and other artists to collaborate with. So don't be afraid to get in touch! Contact me @ _Email not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ Twitter @whoisdaedalus Soundcloud _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_

A guitarist from in and around Vancouver's musical landscape for some time, Gord is contributing these song ideas for exposure, as well as networking and collaboration opportunities with fellow musicians. Also for the public's listening enjoyment, and down right fun. He has composed and performed all parts in the following tunes, with production assistance on Sea of Storms by Captain Kirk. Contact Gord at _Email not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_

Choo Kien lives in Vancouver and possesses a BFA from Emily Carr University and electronics training. Within his art practice he is interested in abstraction, collage and design and uses print, paint, carpentry, electronics and sound as mediums. He also plays multiple instruments in an band called Kilo. He currently works as a freelance Illustrator and Designer under the moniker of Grassyfield Creative _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_

I am an experienced composer, producer and sound designer. My Bachelor of Music, with a specialty in classical piano, gives me the tools to compose for many different musical genres. Over the past 5 years I have completed two Music Production Diplomas and worked with clients from NYC, LA and Vancouver - this has given me the experience to confidently work within commercial music fields such as various pop genres, acoustic song writing and most notably in film scoring. I am confident working with you if you leave the music open-ended for me as well as if you know exactly what sound you're looking for, whether it is for an app, game, website, commercal or music you've written yourself. I have a deep-rooted love of music and I will not settle with a project until I know that you're fully happy with the result. I love collaborating with musicians and non-musicians alike, experimenting on what sound will best suit the given project. I recently finished scoring for a Vancouver-based film that is in the post-production stage.

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How To Hire a Music Composer in Vancouver, CA

First, identify what type of composer you need.

For example:

  • Film composer
  • Game composer
  • Orchestral composer
  • Electroacoustic composer
  • Songwrite

After deciding on a type of composer, it’s time to start the hiring process:

Finding A Composer For Hire

Finding a freelance composer can seem daunting..

We’ve simplified the process.

Here’s a quick overview of how to hire a music composer on Twine:

  1. Post up a job
  2. Wait for freelance music composers to pitch on your project
  3. Review your pitches and choose a freelancer
  4. Negotiate your terms
  5. Done!
Tips For Writing Your Job Brief

Here’s a statistic for you:

75% of the pitches for jobs online are from freelancers who are not qualified to do the work

But why?

Because the brief doesn't clearly explain what the client needs, so freelancers pitch in hoping that the project might match their skills.

On Twine, we manually vet all the pitches that a client receives to save them from spending hours filtering out unqualified freelancers.

However, it’s still really important to make your project brief stand out by keeping it simple, yet detailed

Clear and concise job briefs allow freelance composers to quickly scan your requirements and determine if they’re a good fit for your project before getting in touch.

When pitching to composers online, make sure to include the following information in your job brief:

  • Who you are
  • What you need (and why)
  • The size of your project
  • Your vision for the project
  • Examples of styles you like
  • Target audience
  • Budget
  • Deadline
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Composer in Vancouver, CA?

Composer rates vary significantly from project-to-project. For example, the cost to hire a game music composer for a full-length score may be significantly more expensive than the cost to hire a composer for a trailer.

When negotiating rates, you’ll be sent a quote by the composer based on the length of time the composition will take to produce.

Using the data from our platform, here are the ranges you can expect for a day’s work from a freelance music composer (7-8 hours):

Composer LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate$150-250$250-350$350-500

Here are the price ranges in GBP:

Composer LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate£100-200£200-250£250-400

If you’d like a more thorough overview of composer rates, head over to our marketplace to view current listings, as well as our network of composers for hire.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a composer?

Here's the deal

Stock music can be sniffed out a mile away.

And the worst part?

Stock music comes off as lazy, stale and impersonal.

Commissioning a vibrant and original soundtrack for your project will show your audience you mean business from the get-go.

Still not convinced?

Here are three other benefits of hiring a freelance composer over buying stock music:

Creative Control

Stock music forces you to try and make your project fit the soundtrack. Hiring a composer allows you to put your project first and fit the soundtrack to the project.

Consistency

Looking to create more than one piece of music? Working with a composer ensures consistency across not only your soundtrack, but your wider branding.

Price Point

High-quality stock music can be expensive, with most services locking you into a monthly subscription. Hiring a freelance composer allows you to pay for original, fit-for-purpose music as and when you require it.

How can music benefit my business?

Here’s another statistic:

24% of consumers are more-likely to buy a product when music they like is being played.

If you aren’t already using music as a core aspect of your branding, you should be!

But why is music such a powerful sales tool?

Here are the three main advantages that an original piece of music can bring to your business:

Speak your customers’ language

Align yourself with your customer base by using music that represents their values, interests and personalities.

Stand out from the competition

Be a business that people remember. An original earworm will set you apart from those forgettable royalty-free soundtracks your competitors are using.

Improve Customer Experience

Create an atmosphere your customers love through the music you use.

What’s the difference between a composer and a producer?

Great question:

Composers write & arrange original music. They usually work with clients who require a soundtrack for a visual medium, such as a commercial, film, explainer video or theater production.

Producers serve as project managers for the recording process. They work directly with both composers and musical artists to navigate the recording and ensure the end result is as good as it can be. While producers often work on soundtracks for visual mediums, they more-commonly work on commercial recorded music.

But what if you need both?

Luckily, many freelance composers double as highly-skilled producers and can handle both stages of the process. These freelancers will market themselves as a ‘composer/producer’.

If you require a freelancer who can handle both composition and production, make sure to mention this in your job description.

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