How to start your trailer music career, avoiding burnout, and landing placements with Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen

By Richard Pryn •  Updated: 04/11/22 •  1 min read

Hey Guys,

In today’s episode I talk to trailer music and video game composer Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen.

A few months ago he reached out to me on Instagram to tell me about his journey.  I was so inspired by Sigurd’s story that I had to get him on the show.

Sigurd is a composer and live musician. Having toured Europe multiple times most recently with Blindstone and Walter Trout. Music composition credits mainly in video games and trailers include; Killing Floor, Marvels Eternals House Of Gucci, Scream and many more.

This episode was such a joy to record. Sigurd has a very wise head on his shoulders and delivers some absolute gems when it comes to your mental health and balancing your work with your life.

I came away from this interview wanting to be more kind to myself and I think you will too.

Links mentioned in the show:

Metropolis Ark

Spitfire Audio

Native Instrument’s Raum

Soundtoys

Mammoth Audio

How to get in touch with Sigurd:

sigurdmusic.com

Instagram.com/sigurdthemusicdude

https://youtube.com/channel/UC4ejoId4XON7ciHcP0ysWzg

Facebook.com/sigurdthemusicdude

Twitter.com/SigurdJJ

Richard Pryn

Hey there. I am an award winning composer for movie trailers, including Bladerunner 2049, Diablo II, WandaVision, and loads more. I am the founder of The Trailer Music School where my aim is to teach everything I know about music composition, production, and generally being a functional human being. I podcast, blog, vlog and jog (sometimes). I also love coffee, nachos and self-improvement. I live with my wife, three kids and numerous pets. I am also known by my pseudonym, Richard Schrieber (it’s a long story).