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Meet People | Get Gigs: How to Network for Real presented by Akash Thakkar Live in Studio

February 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

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How to Network for Real presented by Akash Thakkar Live in Studio
When: Sunday, February 21st @7PM

Location:  The Seattle Film Institute Theater, 3216 16th Ave W, Seattle.

As composers, we are often mired with an endless set of demands: Learn new styles, keep up with music tech, and create great work for our clients.

All this while needing to find a steady stream of paying gigs. We all know that we need to get out there and meet people, but who has the time?!

“Networking” is often seen as an afterthought. Something to be done when there is plenty of extra time and when one’s demo reel and website are completely perfect.

Yet, in reality, we need to start putting ourselves out there BEFORE we feel we are ready.

We also need a system. “Showing up and hoping for the best” is what amateurs do. Consequently, that’s why they never get results.

Join Seattle-based composer/sound designer Akash Thakkar as we discuss:

– How to feel at ease at any networking event, even if you’re an introvert
– How to get in touch with anybody
– How to send a pitch that people will actually want to read and respond to
– How to create more demand for your work and keep the gigs coming in


Akash Thakkar is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and public speaker within the video game industry. Inspired at a very young age by the background music of his favorite video game, he eventually married his two loves, video games and music, to find his career.

He is a graduate from the Berklee College of Music where he was both an instructor and leader of the game audio community. Akash has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as both a researcher and audio designer and performed with musical legends. He has worked on everything from full orchestral pieces to explosion sound effects for dozens of video game projects. His aim in composing and designing music and sound for video games is to provide a massive emotional impact to everyone who plays them. Akash absolutely loves to share his knowledge and has had the honor of speaking at events and conferences around the world.

Akash Thakkar web site


February 21, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Seattle Composers Alliance
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Seattle Film Institute Theater
3210 16th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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