The Music Game: Why Indie Artists are Writing for Videogame Soundtracks

Jonathan Colton and Portal 2’s Atlas. Photo: Dale May.

In late August, 343 Industries announced the full details surrounding Halo 4’s soundtrack, a work scored by Massive Attack producer Neil Davidge. Davidge spent approximately 18 months composing hour upon hour of original music for the fourth installment of the multi-billion dollar video game franchise. “We presented around seven hours worth of material, of which they whittled it down to four hours of material,” Davidge says.

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