Wow! I’ve been so busy lately. I’m not neglecting the blog, I promise! I’ve been working on some side projects, including a couple major posts for the site!
Anyhow, it’s Friday so let’s scan the internet together for some updates from the world of video game music and audio.
- This is a shameless plug but I just performed in two shows with my video game/nerd cover band, Beta Test Music. After about 1.5 years, I’m excited to announce we actually have a real proper website. Take a look!
- Former composer Grant Kirkhope (Perfect Dark, Goldeneye, et al) harshly criticizes Microsoft for its “destruction of Rare”
- An important decision was made in Canadian courts about the proper handling of video game music royalties.
- Sir Paul McCartney announces on his twitter account that he will be writing music for an upcoming video game for Bungie.
- Composer Jim Guthrie (of Sword and Sorcery fame) offers encouragement to aspiring game composers in his interview with The Verge.
- GamerLive.tv’s Alex Martinet asks the question “Do we look at video games soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?” To help him answer this question, he interviews the composers behind Mass Effect, as well as the composer behind Dragon Age.
- Jeremy Soule wins ASCAP’s Top Video Game award for his work for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Here’s an interesting “local” perspective on the composer.
Okay! Lots more to come next week. Enjoy the weekend and play some video games. It’s too hot out there.