The Value of Music in the Gaming World


Dan Ackerman


Tony Gronick


Evan Parness


Advancements in online/mobile gaming have created new opportunities for gaming & music communities to prosper together. From a musical score setting the soundscape in a first-person shooter to nailing a guitar solo with your controller as an instrument to a Karaoke app, music has become a key part of the gaming experience. This panel will explore the value music brings to gaming & the complexities around its legal usage, focusing on game developers & platforms as well as the artists/composers.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate