PRS for Music and UK games industry body TIGA are holding a joint event on 14 October aimed at games startups who want to use music. The event will focus on business modelling, licensing and rights questions. PRS and TIGA are also working together in other ways, including potentially joint memberships.
“Digital gaming presents an increasingly important revenue stream for our members, be it in writing specifically for this sector or targeting repertoires for use by gaming services,” says PRS’ business development manager Lucie Caswell. “Equally, our industries can learn from each other in terms of modelling, licensing and development as technology integrates our media.”
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PRS for Music is the organisation that represents the rights of 80,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. TIGA is the trade association representing the UK games industry.
Gaming Meets Music: Understanding the creatives, the copyright, the connections is to be held on October 14th . The session targets music-using gaming start-ups and will address business-modelling, licensing and rights questions.
PRS for Music and TIGA have also announced a range of collaborative measures including the potential for joint membership options for those working in both music and gaming services, signposting and a programme to share knowledge and insight between both industries. PRS for Music will also look to replicate this partnership with others representing those working in the gaming, creative and technology industries. Richard Wilson CEO of TIGA says: “Music is a crucial element of the creative process involved in video game development. Composers and audio companies including Richard Jacques Studio, Side UK, High Score Productions, OMUK and Nimrod Productions are already playing a vital part in the UK videogame music scene. TIGA now wants to provide best practice information and advice to music businesses and composers in the video games industry, especially in areas including IP rights and business modelling. We also want to promote more commercial opportunities for music and audio businesses in the games sector. Working with PRS for Music will help us to achieve these goals.”
Gaming Meets Music will be held at PRS for Music’s London office on the 14th October.
For details and registration visit http://gamingmusic.eventbrite.com/