Video Game Music: An Art And Business In Its Own Right

Musicians have been drawing inspiration from video games for decades—whether as a simple hobby, as a multimedia creative tool or as an adjacent revenue stream to traditional record sales. But to what extent can musicians today build an entire career off of writing music for games alone?

Facebook Inks Another Music Licensing Deal — This Time With Europe’s ICE

Facebook has been on a dealmaking frenzy over the past few months — but there are still more rights to secure. Accordingly, the social network has inked a deal with Europe’s ICE, a partnership that affects millions of songwriters and composers.

For those unfamiliar, ICE is a European online rights hub with a catalog of about 31 million works. ICE is a consortium that includes STIM in Sweden, PRS in the UK and its other territories, GEMA in Germany, and more.

 JAPON – SSF 2018 l ARTISTS & DELEGATES CALL OPEN ON 

Following the commencement of a successful launch in 2017, with 15 showcases and the participation of more than 50 international and local delegates (Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Switzerland, Chile, China, Holland, Belgium,Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, …), the SHIBUYA SHOWCASE FESTIVAL [SSF]) is renewed in 2018, on September 27, 28, 29.
2018’s SHIBUYA SHOWCASE FESTIVAL will hold three days of professional meetings and music and information on the music market in Japan.
A unique opportunity for music bands and artists to introduce their music to Japan and for delegates to meet up and establish connections with the local & global music industry.