It was never that hard to find commonality with people we didn’t really know when we were younger. As you grow up we put ourselves in little life boxes. We no longer like the same things we used too, and even our old friends move on, and we find more. It’s actually a similar premise with creative and collaborative relationships. This blog focuses on how to build these relationships as a composer. It might seem daunting if you don’t know how – I know it did for me when I began building creative partnerships. The essence of building creative partnerships is to create work that performers or other creative people enjoy and want to make more of. This focus is at the centre of what I do as a creative artist and it is the focus of this article. If I could give 5 top tips for building collaborative relationships what would they be?