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Composium Presents How to Start as a Video Game Composer Masterclass!

The first event of the year is here and I am pleased to be partnering with Composium to present an exclusive Masterclass, “How To Start As a Video Game Composer.” This event I will be discussing the always infamous question, how I started out as a composer in the video game industry, software, my advice for young aspiring composers, and the history of video game music.

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ANOTHER GUEST TALK…at ADC?!?

One won’t do and nine is not enough for me no! Well, that’s okay because as a video game composer, it is good to be busy! Announcing my semi-exclusive talk at the Audio Developers Conference next Thursday,  November 19th.

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“Distinct” Voices in Game Design Industry Panel

Hi! Otis College of Art and Design Extension has invited me to be on their panel. I will be guest speaking along side some very talented and distinguished industry professionals such as Amy Allison, Director of Marketing and Community for Skydance Interactive and Jonathan Scott, Senior Artist for Scopely. Of course, yours truly the video game music composer maestro will be on the panel too!

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Composer Roundtable Music #2 for Games

Hello hello! This is kind of last minute. The Cue Tube has kindly reached out to ask me to be part of a Composer Roundtable for their LIVE YouTube channel event. I am very honored and humbled by the request as it somewhat comes out of no where.

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Aztec Ride Ships on Android! All Aboard!

I shipped a game! Aztec Ride Now on Android! in October, I participated in Ludum Dare 47. I was asked by some developers I met earlier this year at a virtual conference if I wanted to jam with them. I agreed. Little did I know how fast this development ride would be! Read More

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NEW Interview Published on Composium

A NEW INTERVIEW has dropped! Enter “Chase Bethea: pursuing video game composition after being told it’s his calling for years”. I have to admit I am most jubilant about this interview because it came by request. Anouk Dyussembayeva, CEO/Founder of Composium, reached out to me for an exclusive interview for her website.

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A2IM Indiescussion Untapped Revenue Sources For Labels In Gaming featuring Chase Bethea

More Video Game Composer Career News! Six won’t do and seven is NOT enough of me no! Hi again! I am elated to share that I will be speaking on a panel titled, “Indiescussion – Untapped Revenue Sources For Labels in Gaming” hosted by the A2IM. This will be another online event on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 2:00PM ET.

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Talk Accepted at Game Sound Con 2020!

Great news! My talk “Composing Music for In- Game Islands, Subterranean Areas and Beyond” has been accepted this year by GameSound Con. Since we all know the climate of this year, the conference will be online. I believe a lot of people will benefit from this talk as it will showcase how to write four to six minutes of music without it being monotonous in loop form.

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< /reality> OST Review by Game Grooves “Will It Blend”

As a video game composer, it is important to get critical feedback from peer reviewed video game enthusiasts. It is how we grow and learn to know where we can improve on our craft. It is how we can self-reflect and see what we are writing right or wrong musically to reach our audience. Take a baby step or giant leap into the world </ Reality>.  Game Grooves, a video game music review website, did just that.  You’ll want to dive right into this futuristic soundtrack released in April 2017 sooner than later. The soundtrack is designed to take you on a journey of sorts and contains some hidden musical gems. See if you can identify them like the review did.

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Guerilla Collective’s Live-stream – Live Interview

Greetings and Salutations – Video Game Composer, Chase Bethea. Yesterday I had the great privilege of being on IGN & Kinda Funny’s Platform at the same time through the live stream of The Guerilla Collective. The Guerilla Collective is an online digital games festival hosted by Greg Miller and produced by Media Indie Exchange (The MIX) with Kinda Funny Games Showcase. This specfic event was hosted by Justin Woodward and Alfonso Hooker from We Are Game Heads.

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