Music In Games: Horricks, DeGooyer, Masur, Razzano in NY

Music In Games: Horricks, DeGooyer, Masur, Razzano in NY


Music placement opportunities in video games have skyrocketed. At this NARIP program, top experts discuss this important and fast-growing sector of the business.


Also discussed: marketing music for video games to make it more attractive to buyers, where to find them and how to put yourself in line for the best possible deal:

Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives
Music & Entertainment Attorneys
Anyone seeking placement opportunities in games.

  • Types of music deals in gaming
  • Major areas of negotiation in music-game deals
  • Making the pitch: necessary elements
  • What gaming companies really look for
  • How to increase the impact and marketability of music for games
  • Leading players in the mobile and video game sectors
  • Marketplace Trends

Stacey Horricks, Music Supervisor / Producer, MassiveMusic New York
Paul DeGooyer, Senior VP, Electronic Games / Music/Programming, MTV
Steven Masur, Esq., Senior Partner, MasurLaw
Ed Razzano, VP of Film, TV & Catalog Marketing, BMG Chrysalis

PROGRAM DATE: March 9, 2011
PROGRAM TIME: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 30 seconds (1:57:30)
HANDOUT: Yes (18 pages total) including:

1. 5 Interesting Facts About Music & Video Games by Stacey Horricks
2. Music In Games Important Deal Points
3. Sample Agreement
4. Contemporary Structure of the Computer & Video Game Industry by Jim Charne, Esq.
5. Video Games from The Future of the Music Business by Steve Gordon, Esq.
6. Recommended Reading For Better Licensing

QUESTIONS? Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP


BMG Chrysalis
Massive Music

Paul DeGooyer, Senior VP, Electronic Games / Music/Programming, MTV

Bio unavailable at press time.

Stacey Horricks, Music Supervisor / Producer, MassiveMusic New York

Stacey Horricks is a music supervisor and producer at MassiveMusic New York, where she helps producers in gaming, advertising, film and television find or create the music they need through original composition, music licensing and sound design. Massive’s team has worked on promotional campaigns and in-game music for titles such as Avatar, FIFA Street 3, FIFA 11, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Shaun White Skateboarding.

Steven Masur, Esq., Senior Partner, MasurLaw

Steve Masur is Senior Partner at MasurLaw, an NYC-based entertainment, technology and venture law firm that he founded in 1994. With clients worldwide, MasurLaw focuses on corporate finance and M&A, content and technology contracts, day-to-day strategic and legal needs. As per the music practice, MasurLaw regularly assist musicians, record labels, producers, publishing companies, and music-related services to negotiate and draft recording agreements, music licensing, production agreements, management agreements, songwriter agreements, master purchase agreements, digital distribution agreements, merchandising agreements, concert performance agreements and venue agreements. Recent clients include Shazam, Dada Mobile, RjDj, Liberty Media’s Mobile Streams, Appitalism, Warner Music Group, 2ergo, Ultra Music Festival, The Orchard, CD Baby and Grooveshark.

Ed Razzano, VP of Film, TV & Catalog Marketing, BMG Chrysalis

Ed Razzano, VP of Film, TV & Catalog Marketing, BMG Chrysalis. Until recently he was VP of Business Development for Ricall, an automated online music licensing platform supported by real-world music licensing experts. Prior to this was Senior Director at BMG Music Publishing in New York. At BMG he was responsible for negotiating synchronization licenses for advertising and merchandising in the US. While at BMG Razzano gained extensive international experience as he was also responsible for international clearance of all BMG’s US repertoire for music in advertising campaigns around the world. Razzano’s almost 20-year industry experience is drawn from far beyond his time at BMG Publishing. He started his career at a TV commercial editorial house, Crew Cuts Film & Tape, then went on to join the music department of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies at the time, DMB&B. His experience was fortified by positions at CBS Television as well as Universal Music Publishing and Independent music publisher, Spirit Music Group where as Senior Creative Director he oversaw all the film, television and commercial synchronization licensing.

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