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frankanalog 08-20-2008 03:47 PM

How do I sell my songs to game companies?
 
Do any game companies ever buy songs from indy composers? I have about 200 songs all mixed on Protools, that I am trying to get out of my hard drive. I have created many songs in different genres. What is the typical norm, if any?

yaustar 08-20-2008 06:18 PM

Yes and no. Some companies have their own sound department, others outsource or license music.

Considering that you are rather unknown in the industry, you might be better off seeing if any indy game developers are interested.

sspl01 08-20-2008 06:57 PM

I sell my songs to game companies?
 
Hi users and friends i am new member of you website and i have some views on this topic.which i express my original way.It's no great surprise that video game retailers are very happy with the release of GTA IV, the latest installment of Rockstar Games' wildly successful Grand Theft Auto series. What is a little surprising is the buzz being created in the music industry by the addition of a new feature that connects players to Amazon.com's online music store, where songs featured in the game can be purchased.


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Adrir 08-22-2008 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by frankanalog (Post 7361)
Do any game companies ever buy songs from indy composers? I have about 200 songs all mixed on Protools, that I am trying to get out of my hard drive. I have created many songs in different genres. What is the typical norm, if any?

I've heard of composers being headhunted and recuited onto development teams for various games. For example, Xenosaga featured Yasunori Mitsuda (I) and Yuki Kajiura (II & III).

Kodiak 08-24-2008 06:20 PM

SSPl,

Could you elaborate? What are your unique views and how can they help frankanalog out? You're not making much of a point, unless you're trying to advertise amazon.com's music sales...

Adrir 08-24-2008 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Kodiak (Post 7584)
SSPl,

Could you elaborate? What are your unique views and how can they help frankanalog out? You're not making much of a point, unless you're trying to advertise amazon.com's music sales...

I'm not really sure either. He could mean selling music over Amazon.

SkooterinEb 02-20-2009 02:08 PM

I think what he saying *(don't take my specific word)* it that the game connects to amazon.com and will randomly play music from the site in the game, thus promoting sales from the site.

So theoretically, if you music is on amazon.com, it could be played in GTA IV

Gshonk 02-20-2009 04:52 PM

Actually after reading that post again, I am pretty sure that was spam. Because that is not how GTA IV works.

ronnoc10 02-20-2009 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Gshonk (Post 12118)
Actually after reading that post again, I am pretty sure that was spam. Because that is not how GTA IV works.

That would be pretty awesome, though.

Gshonk 02-21-2009 07:28 AM

Yea it would be, except unless there was a database on the game already it would require a connection to the internet :/ Obviously that could be a bad thing. "I have no music because I have no internet?!?!?!" :)


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