HitRecord will create music for the latest installment of Watch Dogs.
- Music for Watch Dogs: Legion ] is developed by HitRecord;
- the platform allows amateurs to create works and pay only those whose works are used;
- The decision of the French company was criticized by numerous creators.
Ubisoft announced the way Sound for Watch Dogs: Legion is being developed by HitRecord, a creative platform created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt – an actor who stars in films Incepcja and The Dark Knight Rises . It is worth noting that this is not a traditional label, but a portal that brings together the community, whose members collaborate on a particular work and then get paid in proportion to their contribution.
The election of the French corporation did not please many experts and composers. criticizing HitRecord for underestimating wages and creating a situation in which many people work completely free – in accordance with the working principle of HitRecord for works that have arisen on a particular path during work however, not used, no compensation should be paid.
Working Free Without Guarantee
Against the manufacturer's decision, they said, among others, Mike Bithell (creator of independent games), Danny Baranowski (composer of music for Cadence of Hyrule), Bruno Dias (working on Neo Cab), Ryan Ike (author of the soundtrack for Reigns: Game of Thrones) and one of the branches of the organization Game Workers Unite. Many critics point out that Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself is a union member and never works in vain [1945-9023] and that he can practice this kind of exploitation of a powerful company. Here are a few selected tweets.
Joseph is in a trade union profession, so I can not ask him for work for free and pay him if he likes what he did better than the other 100 actors. Please work for free and win a job – we read.
I know it's hard to get into the world of video game music, but trust me – that. No. It is. Way. With the inevitable number of reports, this is no better than a lottery. It's just that you work for nothing and have none of it – we read in Tweety.
Musician, please do not give up. This is speculative work and exploitation like hell. This model, in which you use your time and skills to get elected (and at best for not enough money), must stop the existence of #gameaudio immediately – warns Ryan Ike.
And maybe a chance to make a career?
It is worth noting that working with HitRecord for Ubisoft is nothing new – the company opted for such a move and also created materials for Beyond Good & Evil 2. In the case of Watch Dogs: Legion Each of the ten songs is worth 2,000. US Dollars (money is shared among composers, contractors, writers, etc.)
According to the group, this type of work is a great opportunity for young people to enter the industry – and indeed the opportunity to get one on the resume Song author to publish until Watch Dogs: Legion / Beyond Good & Evil 2 " is well worth the market The problem is that the number of people involved in the project Security is very high, which reduces the chances of winning and the desired professional start.
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