Creating Music for Video Games
Video game budgets surpass even the greatest record deal budgets from the golden era, causing many composers and producers to tap into this lucrative space. How does a composer or producer find work in this field and is it different from making music for standard media forms? What happens behind the scenes when music is placed into a video game?
Ryan oversees all aspects of music licensing and strategic integration for Primary Wave Music's artists/catalogs in both the advertising and video game industries. | Recent projects include: Daniel Johnston's Space Ducks collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment, Real Tuesday Weld's collaboration with Rockstar Games on L.A. Noire's in-game soundtrack, Anamanaguchi and Hyundai's Art Basel 2011 project, and Hall & Oates collaboration with... Read More →
ALEX HACKFORD is head of A&R at Sony Computer Entertainment America, responsible for soundtracks of Gran Turismo, MLB, Sound Shapes, Little Big Planet Karting, and Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale among others. Prior to SCEA, he was a manager at Sanctuary, as well as A&R at Columbia Records.
Downtown Music ; VP, Creative | | Jedd Katrancha is the Vice President of Creative for Downtown Music where he oversees the sync licensing efforts for the Downtown Music Publishing catalog as well as for a network of over one dozen independent labels including Downtown Records, Cooking Vinyl, Mad Decent, Six Degrees, and Two Syllable.
In 2010, Sean defined the sound of Call of Duty once again with Black Ops, his second score in the biggest entertainment series in history. His dark symphonic score is enhanced by an 80 piece orchestra that features the talent of leading Hollywood musicians and was recorded at the famed Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage in Los Angeles. | Sean's scores have hit on every musical genre from the gothic horror of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to... Read More →
Tom Salta is one of the most versatile and prolific music composer/producers working in multimedia including film, television, advertising and most notably video games. Renowned for crafting memorable, emotionally engaging music for the medium, Salta has garnered widespread acclaim for his distinctive, world-class produced scores featured in blockbuster franchises including: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, From... Read More →
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