Yes! And I totally get that at this point in time you wonder .. shall I tell them I will do it as I need the money or should I tell them that they should take the music more serious (and probably loose the job). I do not judge anyone for doing it in spite of not being take serious."Basically, the editor has cut the film to some unlicensed music. No-one else noticed this until yesterday and the film needs to be delivered tomorrow. So, we need a piece of music which is basically the unlicensed track, but not. The same but not the same."
... which is basically a typical brief given to me. High art indeed.
But I oppose to this idea of the job bing accepted as the norm and even being endorsed as career advice from an experienced composer to newcomers. If somebody does accept it as the norm, I wonder how much self esteem will be left at the end of such a career ...