HippoScore provides the scores and parts of the best music from video games for your live concert performances.
The video game music repertoire is as colourful and wide-ranging as the games themselves. The scores to the music however are almost never available through a music publisher, they need to be researched individually, the rights holders need to be identified and the material has to be licensed for the performance. Getting an overview of what music from what games is available in which instrumentation, where you can find the scores and under what conditions they can be licensed properly is usualy connected with a huge effort in research and time. Here I bring in my long experience in the game music field and help you in selecting, obtaining and licensing the right game music for your concerts.
With HippoScore I can give you access to scores from hundreds of pieces and concert suites of the best music from video games, which I provide in close cooperation with the composers and video game publishers.
The instrumentation ranges from solo piano to string quartet to jazz combo to full orchestra, sometimes plus choir, soloists and special instruments. The majority of the repertoire is for full orchestra instrumentation. I also offer to create new concert arrangements and transcriptions, if the requested material doesn’t yet exist.
Since the scores and parts are usually not publicly available, it is necessary to licence the material directly from the (sometimes various) rights holders and to obtain a performance permission, which can be very complicated without the right network. When you request a title through HippoScore, I will take care that the material and performance has been properly licensed and been granted permission from the rights holders, so you don’t step into legal issues. I see this as an essential part of my service to you.
If you are looking for a specific title for your concert performance, if you need inspiration and advice for the selection of the best fitting music for your concert performance, or if you just want a more detailed insight into the repertoire that is available through HippoScore, I look forward to your message.