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Independent Games Summit: Get Your Money! An Indie Dev's Guide to OST Profitability

Neha Patel  (Composer & Sound Designer, Freelance)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 21

Time: 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Audio, Independent Games

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Video game soundtrack releases often comes as an afterthought and miss their mark on profitability. The goal of this talk is to shed light on how to maximize revenue from soundtrack sales, in the perspective of both studio leads and composers. It will give tips and tricks on collecting passive revenue through receiving different types of royalties, marketing recommendations prior to release, common pitfalls and finally, discuss soundtrack sales via Steamworks.

Neha Patel, Composer/Sound Designer, aims to share knowledge and experience, so both composers and non-composers can gain an awareness on releasing an OST with maximized profitability and visibility.


Attendees will learn how to maximize their OST revenues by optimizing their planning and shedding light on the behind-the-scenes of releasing an album. By doing so, this talk hopes to empower both composers and leads in improving the profitability of their music sales.

Intended Audience

This is for studio leads, composers, and anyone in between who wishes to learn maximize their game OST revenue.