July 2017 Newsletter

Marty O’Donnell on Echoes of the First Dreamer
This month we spoke to Marty O’Donnell, the widely celebrated composer for Halo and Destiny and 2016 G.A.N.G. Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. We discussed his new release Echoes of the First Dreamer and the process of composing for VR.

Echoes of the First Dreamer is now available here. There will also be a limited edition vinyl to be released 9/29.

Read the interview here.

Materia Collective and Sheet Music Plus Partnership
Video game music publisher Materia Collective is excited to announce a partnership with Sheet Music Plus, the largest online retailer of sheet music. As of June 30th, Materia Collective’s publishing catalog is available to arrangers around the world. This includes music from UNDERTALE, Owlboy, Frog Fractions 2, Fossil Echo, OneShot, Glittermitten Grove, Artemis, Graceful Explosion Machine, Spark the Electric Jester, Balthazar’s Dream, Infinity OSV, and more.

SMP’s innovative ArrangeMe program allows arrangers, transcribers, orchestrators, engravers, and other talented creators of sheet music to legally arrange and sell copyrighted sheet music.
This innovative partnership proliferates official+licensed video game sheet music, inspire musically-inclined video game fans, provides a resource for the next generation of musicians, and gives unprecedented self-expression for video game musicians.

Read more here

Demystifying the GDC Audio Submissions Process
Sumthing Else Music Works
New Release
echoes of the first dreamer

The Musical Prequel To Golem
Music by Marty O’Donnell

Release Date: 28th of July


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September 6-8 2017, Vancouver, BC,

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G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members
Donall O’Donoghue
Noam Guterman
Tristan Medjo
David Thiel
Christopher Escalante
Thomas Hansen
Brian Bunker
Jacqulyn MacHardy
William Atwell
Michael Tornabene
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