Nile Rodgers-Founded Label Partners With Game Music Connect Conference

Nile Rodgers performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival
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Nile Rodgers performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Sumthing Else Music Works, Nile Rodgers' record label specializing in video game soundtracks, has partnered with this year's Game Music Connect 2014, a London-based conference for fans of music in games and aspiring composers.

Attendees to this year's event, being held at Southbank Centre on Sept. 24, will receive a free digital soundtrack sampler featuring selections from Sumthing's catalog, which over the years has included the popular Halo series, Tomb Raider, Castlevania and Megaman.

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Rodgers founded Sumthing Else in the late 1990s and since then the company has partnered with major developers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Konami, Microsoft, Sega and Sony.

Game Music Connect 2014 will feature a lineup of talent including Garry Schyman (BioShock), Jason Graves (Tomb Raider), Jessica Curry (Dear Esther) and David Housden (Thomas Was Alone). The keynote address will be delivered by Steve Schnur, EA's worldwide executive of music. 

The conference was created by BAFTA-winning composer James Hannigan (Transformers Universe) and veteran audio director John Broomhall (Forza 5). According to organizers, "the day’s programming will comprise of discussions with these celebrated composers and audio directors, including insights into their diverse career paths and scoring experiences, as well as covering topics such as orchestral recording, composer representation, licensed music, indie game music and practical demonstrations of interactive music."


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