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PRS for Music and TIGA Collaborate on Gaming & Music Event 

20th September 2011

PRS for Music and TIGA Collaborate on Gaming & Music Event

PRS for Music the organisation that represents the rights of 80,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers has announced a collaboration with TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, for a music licensing and gaming event.

Gaming Meets Music
Understanding the creatives, the copyright, the connections
is to be held on October 14th .  The session targets music-using gaming start-ups and will address business-modelling, licensing and rights questions.

PRS for Music and TIGA have also announced a range of collaborative measures including the potential for joint membership options for those working in both music and gaming services, signposting and a programme to share knowledge and insight between both industries.  PRS for Music will also look to replicate this partnership with others representing those working in the gaming, creative and technology industries.

Lucie Caswell Business Development Manager at PRS for Music said: “Digital gaming presents an increasingly important revenue stream for our members, be it in writing specifically for this sector or targeting repertoires for use by gaming services.  Equally, our industries can learn from each other in terms of modelling, licensing and development as technology integrates our media.  Anything that improves the way our industries work together, for our mutual benefit, our members and innovation, is something PRS for Music will be supportive of.”

Richard Wilson CEO of TIGA said:
“Music is a crucial element of the creative process involved in video game development. Composers and audio companies including Richard Jacques Studio, Side UK, High Score Productions, OMUK and Nimrod Productions are already playing a vital part in the UK video-game music scene.  TIGA now wants to provide best practice information and advice to music businesses and composers in the video games industry, especially in areas including IP rights and business modelling. We also want to promote more commercial opportunities for music and audio businesses in the games sector. Working with PRS for Music will help us to achieve these goals.”

Gaming Meets Music will be held at PRS for Music’s London office on the 14th October.  For details and registration visit http://gamingmusic.eventbrite.com/

About TIGA:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010.  In 2011, TIGA won a further four awards at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards, including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ for the second consecutive year.  TIGA has been voted a finalist in the CMI Management and Leadership Awards 2011 in the ‘Outstanding Organisation (SME)’ category. Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, has been voted a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Leader’ category.  TIGA was also named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of ‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an ‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation.

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry.  Our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Our mission is to fight for the interests of game developers. To achieve our vision and mission we focus on the delivery of three strategic objectives: effective political representation, profile raising and helping our members commercially. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email richard.wilson@tiga.org.

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