Australian Music and Games Benchmark
From Creative Australia:
Until recently, little was known about the ways in which Australian musicians and composers are working with the digital games sector. Anecdotal evidence suggested that this was a growing area of creative and professional activity. However, we lacked information on the professional activities and demographics of these workers, and what skills and activity are needed for future growth.
In 2023, Creative Australia commissioned Brendan Keogh (QUT) and Dan Golding (Swinburne University) to conduct the Australian Music and Games 2023 Benchmark.
The first of its kind, this study documents the new and innovative ways in which Australian composers and musicians are working within and alongside the digital games sector – from licensing music for use in digital games, composing new dynamic soundtracks for specific games, and conducting live performances of game music.
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Full report here.