The Different Aspects of Video Game Music (by Position Music)

This session with Position Music will cover everything from video game music to in-game composing, licensing to adverts and more. Position Music is an independent publisher, record label and management firm. Established in 1999 and still led by their founder Tyler Bacon. Position Music boasts a multinational presence and a continually growing staff. They place music across thousands of advertising, trailer, film, TV, and video Game projects, contributing to some of the most popular works of the past two decades. From Jeep to Google; McDonald’s to Samsung. From Wonder Woman to Grey’s Anatomy. Video game companies such as EA, Activision, Riot Games, ESL, Microsoft, and Ubisoft trust Position with placing music for their keystone games and corresponding promotions, eSports events, and auxiliary productions.

Find out everything Emily Weber and Jake Versluis are working on during the session. They will go into depth about everything you want (and need to know!) when it comes to music in video games.

This session takes place online via the platform NetworkTables. Please note that seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. So get yourself in motion and save your seat.

Speakers

Jake Versluis, VP of A&R and Interactive Media & Games, Position Music, US

Jake Versluis is VP of A&R for Position Music, a publishing and record company based in Los Angeles, where he signs composers and artists. Artists he’s signed to Position have licensed hundreds of songs across trailers, film, TV, video games, and ads. In addition, Mr. Versluis manages the L.A.-based band "Dead Posey." On the sync side Mr. Versluis oversees placement of Position Music’s catalog within video games. As a pitching person, he’s landed music in video games and trailers in such games as PUBG, Destiny 2, FIFA, Apex Legends, Far Cry 5, Rainbow 6 Siege, Prey, Shadow of War, Dragon Age: Inquisition, League of Legends, Uncharted Lost Legacy, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty WWII and many more. Jake was heavily on the artist management side of things from 2004-2011 when he worked for REN Management in Beverly Hills. Duties included doing day-to-day management for the multi-platinum band Incubus.

Ted Kocher, Sr. Editor, Music Supervisor, PlayStation, US

Ted is a music professional with high-level experience performing every discipline of interactive music, including music production, composition, performance, editing and implementation, marketing and brand audio development and management, music library and publishing relations, audio implementation, and most importantly- "telling a story through music." Ted has been nominated for a GRAMMY award and has won BAFTA, TEC and G.A.N.G. awards for many game titles. He’s 10+ years of experience as part of the Playstation Music Team.

Moderator: Emily Weber, Vice President & Head of Synch, Position Music, US

Emily Weber is the Vice President / Head of Synch for the Los Angeles-based indie-publisher, Position Music.  Weber is responsible for building and overseeing the nine-person synch team which is responsible for exploiting Position Music’s repertoire in Advertising, Film, Television, Trailers and Video Games worldwide.  Weber joined Position Music in 2010 and has been instrumental in expanding Position Music’s Movie Trailer, TV Promo and International Advertising business.  She has A&R/Produced over 30 albums made for movie trailers.  Over her 15+ years of pitching music she has become a trusted source for music supervisors, editors/producers, and creative directors throughout the industry.