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The Complete Guide to Game Audio, 2nd Edition by Aaron Marks

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Chapter Three

Getting Organized and Ready for Business

Understanding the Business of Game Composing

It’s getting close to decision time. You have the music and sound design aptitude, a great attitude, and the total willingness to make this a successful venture. But, do you really want to? Is the games industry the right place to sell your music? Do you even want to work that hard?

Truthfully, not everyone can do the job. You might be able to compose some fantastic music, but your business ability or lack thereof will stand in the way. Historically, musicians are not well respected by the establishment as business minded. Management types do not fully understand “creative” people and tend to stereotype them into neat categories which suit their ...

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