#1
Hey, really want to try and get my bands music played on a video game (eg burnout) films or movies and tv.

Just wondered if anyone had a links to any useful sites, any information like address, tel numbers of people who can help me or anybody looking for music to put in any kind of films, indie or mainstream.

my band is Two Minute Hour - www.myspace.com/twominutehour

Private message me if you want to help me out but don't want to write down peoples emails or contact details in the forum itself

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help us out

Steve
2MH
Gear:
SQ Custom 1, Washburn G-JRVs x3, Yamaha ERG121C, Samick Interceptor, Encore Acoustic, Vintage 5 String Bass, Unbranded Red Bass.
Line 6 SpiderII Halfstack, Laney/Carlsboro Halfstack.
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#3
Indie film producers/game developers/whatnot would definately be the way you want to go. Professionals can easily bring in an established composer or a seasoned team of session musicians who really know what they're doing.
#4
Yeah but I have noticed some games don't use big name artists, because of the royalties and other payments that have to made, whereas they can pay or use non-major artists music to create an equally good soundtrack for a lot less cost. Just wondered if anyone had the contact details for those kind of games/tv/film companies?
Gear:
SQ Custom 1, Washburn G-JRVs x3, Yamaha ERG121C, Samick Interceptor, Encore Acoustic, Vintage 5 String Bass, Unbranded Red Bass.
Line 6 SpiderII Halfstack, Laney/Carlsboro Halfstack.
Crybaby,Whammy,Flanger,Stage Tuner,Tremolo,Bass Overdrive
#5
This is some general advice:
http://business.songstuff.com/articles.php?selected=143

A video about getting into games:
http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos/getting+your+music+placed+in+a+video+game

The motorbike I'm planning on buying:
http://wallpapers.dpics.org/wallpapers/27/Harley-Davidson_FLSTF_Fat_Boy.jpg

Some more good advice here about getting into the videogame music industry:
http://www.bpmusic.com/How%20To%20Get%20Started.html


Those are just a few things I found with a quick google search.
I don't know how helpful they'll be to you, but they seem pretty informative.
#6
Thanks for the links, have read through them and there is some cool stuff in there. Thanks very much

Nice bike by the way
Gear:
SQ Custom 1, Washburn G-JRVs x3, Yamaha ERG121C, Samick Interceptor, Encore Acoustic, Vintage 5 String Bass, Unbranded Red Bass.
Line 6 SpiderII Halfstack, Laney/Carlsboro Halfstack.
Crybaby,Whammy,Flanger,Stage Tuner,Tremolo,Bass Overdrive
#7
I was a member of Taxi for a while and they had tons of opportunities like that. In fact, that is what the majority of their opportunities were.

The only reason I didn't stick with Taxi was that the music we do (kind of '80's/'90's hard rock/alt-pop) isn't quite what is selling right now, so there are fewer opportunities for that genre than there are for more current genres. It was a lot of money to try breaking into a niche market. Maybe if I had more time to push it, too, that would help. I really didn't pursue as many of the oppotunities I should have.

Another place these things come up is on Sonicbids. I've submitted to a couple through that, and we're on the standby list for one of them.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.