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 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

I'm including this here, rather than the Non-Film Score Discussion page, because it involves an aspect of the scoring community that has become quite vibrant in the last ten years: video games. Here's an impassioned Austin Wintory speaking out against the American Federation of Musicians, which is threatening action and a hefty fine for his last two years' work, producing scores for video games without their approval:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqvraGNfKVY

Jon Burlingame also wrote about the story in Variety:

Videogame Composer Blasts Musicians Union for Rule-Violation Charges Amid Contract Strife
http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/videogame-composer-blasts-musicians-union-for-rule-violation-charges-amid-contract-strife-1201216439/

I'm not much of a gamer, but Austin's scores to “Flow” and “The Banner Saga” were lovely, and he did a fantastic tribute to Jerry Goldsmith a while back. This seems to be an unfair situation, and I thought it was brave of Austin to stand up for himself in this way. He's a very talented composer.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Yours is better but I'm going to post a link to mine just out of vanity: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=103830&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Yours is better but I'm going to post a link to mine just out of vanity: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=103830&forumID=1&archive=0

Oops, sorry, mastadge.

Go, Austin.

 
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