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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.

game on, beech

At Carnegie Hall’s Notables’ 2009–2010 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.

GAME ON! The Video Game and Music Revolution
Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:30 PM
Zankel Hall
To reserve your tickets or to join the Notables program,
contact the Carnegie Hall Notables office
at or 212-903-9734

If, like me, you don’t have $50 bones to drop on a panel, you can try crashing the afterparty 😀

Interactive Afterparty | The Nintendo World Store
9:30 –11:30 PM
10 Rockefeller Plaza
(48th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
Sponsored by Marani Vodka

(GAME ON! logo design by Sylvia Yi)