Pete Wentz, Grandmaster Flash, Melissa Auf der Maur and more at GAME ON! The Video Game and Music Revolution
Q: What do a certain pretty boy MTV rock darling, DJ legend and sick female bassist have in common (besides a love for music)?
A: They have all profited from being featured in video games.
At Carnegie Hall’s Notables’ 2009â€“2010 season launch party on 10/19, the multimedia panel discussion will feature rock stars, composers and game developers who will discuss the intersection — and future — of gaming and music.
FOB’s Pete Wentz will moderate a group of industry leaders that include Grandmaster Flash, Hole/The Smashing Pumpkin’s Melissa Auf der Maur and Alex Rigopulos, co-founder and CEO of Harmonix (the creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band).
image via Glenn Loos-Austin‘s Flickr
Hits like Rock band, Guitar Hero and DDR have introduced new and old favorites to track hungry gamers. Although video-game sales have been on the decline for six consecutive months, analysts are betting on a combo of trimming console prices and music driven titles to boost sales. Artists are definitely benefiting from gamer ties as well: Guitar Hero’s artists see their catalogue sales rise 50% on average.
GAME ON! tickets are pricey: $50 tickets available to Notables members at the Prelude level and $75 tickets available to the public.
Sadly, I can’t afford to check this out but I will be on the lookout for related tweets, live streams and recap blog posts.
Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:30 PM
To reserve your tickets or to join the Notables program,
contact the Carnegie Hall Notables office
at email@example.com or 212-903-9734
If, like me, you don’t have $50 bones to drop on a panel, you can try crashing the afterparty 😀
9:30 â€“11:30 PM
10 Rockefeller Plaza
(48th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
Sponsored by Marani Vodka
(GAME ON! logo design by Sylvia Yi)