One of our new Nordic Game conference sponsors is the music company Apollo Music. We sat down with their head of communications, Jonas Bjørn Olsen, to talk about who they are, what they do and their connection to the games industry.
NG: So, Jonas, who – or what – is Apollo Music?
JBO: We work with music for films, television, commercials, games, internet videos and so on. I guess you can call us a production music company, but we also compose new music and clear all rights for popular music. We work in all areas regarding music, basically.
NG: Why are you going to NG15?
JBO: Well, we want to experience the conference first hand! Also, I think the conference could use a company that doesn’t necessarily work with game development in the “traditional” sense. I’m quite sure that we can teach our fellow participants a thing or two about the media music industry and copyright.
NG: What is your personal relationship with games?
JBO: Oh boy. I’ve been playing computer games since I was 12 years old. The first game I tried was Doom. Then I moved on to Duke Nukem: Nuclear Winter. Later on Baldur’s Gate and Age of Empires caught my attention. Now my favorites are Team Fortress 2, Left4Dead and Mount & Blade. I’m a huge fan of older co-op games!
NG: Sounds like you’ll fit right in! Which developers or games have you worked with?
JBO: We’ve worked with World of Tanks and a number of browser games produced by TV2 Norway and Schjærven Productions. Our partners and composers in the US work with developers such as Sledgehammer Games, Turn 10 Studios, Rocksteady Studios and Ubisoft.
As part of Apollo Music’s NG15 sponsorship, you can now use their music for your presentations at Nordic Game 2015 free-of-charge! Send an email to Jonas Bjørn Olsen here to get access to their online music library on Findthetune.com.
Ready to jam? Your NG15 presentation tunes courtesy of Apollo Music – another great reason to join us for Nordic Game 2015, 20-22 May in Malmö, Sweden. Register today!