39 min

Whatever it takes - Composer Grant Kirkhope Being Freelance

    • Careers

Composer Grant Kirkhope has spent the past 20 years not just making video games music, but making a name for himself.

From the lessons and habits learned as an in-house ‘staff composer’, to breaking out as a freelancer in a new country, looking for opportunities, an agent and a day off.


It may seem like a series of ‘happy accidents’ but it’s a tale of persistence, creativity and professionalism. Doing whatever it takes to get the job.

Composer Grant Kirkhope has spent the past 20 years not just making video games music, but making a name for himself.

From the lessons and habits learned as an in-house ‘staff composer’, to breaking out as a freelancer in a new country, looking for opportunities, an agent and a day off.


It may seem like a series of ‘happy accidents’ but it’s a tale of persistence, creativity and professionalism. Doing whatever it takes to get the job.

39 min

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