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LLC vs S Corp – Which Business Type is Right for Me? The US' Top Game Design School Will Now Publish Its Own Games. How Videogames Are Saving the Symphony Orchestra. Survey on Composing for Video Games and Game Sound Design. About the Game Audio Industry Survey The game development web site, Gamasutra, recently published the results of their annual game developer salary survey.

Survey on Composing for Video Games and Game Sound Design

America’s Fastest Growing Jobs. Some occupations are better positioned to capitalize on economic, demographic, and workplace trends than others.

America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

From 2005 through 2014, for example, employment of service unit operators in natural resources industries grew by nearly 218%, the most of any occupation. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on occupational employment changes from 2005 through 2014, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 fastest growing jobs in the country.

Click here to see the 10 fastest growing jobs. America's fastest growing (and fastest shrinking) jobs. The economic upheavals of the last decade brought dramatic changes to the U.S. labor market.

America's fastest growing (and fastest shrinking) jobs

Millions of Americans lost jobs, and to this day, many occupations remain below their pre-recession employment levels. In the hardest hit industries, total employment fell by half. MSN says "Composer" 2nd fast growing job in us. We figured out why. A recent article by MSN made me do a double take.

MSN says "Composer" 2nd fast growing job in us. We figured out why

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Music Directors and Composers experienced the second fastest job growth in the US over the past 10 years. In the past decade that category experienced a job growth of a stunning 154.1%, second only to “Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas and Mining.” The Mindset of Business. Image sourced on Wikimedia Commons.

The Mindset of Business

Click image to view source Guest Contribution by April Tucker Early in my career, I watched a couple studios crumble first hand. SCL Seminar: Make More Music. Make More Money. Video games at theme parks: Interactivity takes a vacation - Fortune. Tencent makes more money than EA or Activision as global spending embraces PC, mobile over consoles. The biggest game publisher in the world isn’t responsible for Call of Duty or FIFA — it’s the Chinese company that owns League of Legends.

Tencent makes more money than EA or Activision as global spending embraces PC, mobile over consoles

Blockbuster games still make for a lucrative business model, but free-to-play has turned Tencent into the biggest publisher in terms of game revenues, according to a report from market-research firm NewZoo. That Chinese company holds a majority stake in League of Legends developer Riot and a minority share of Gears of War studio Epic Games. Those subsidiaries’ games, along with Tencent’s Chinese releases, helped the company generate $3.48 billion in the first half of 2014. That’s 50 percent more than the next closest publisher, Electronic Arts, whose games have made $2.34 billion during the same period. Game Revenues of Top 25 Companies up 17%, Totaling $25Bn. Sep 30 2014 Today, Newzoo released its new Top 25 Public Companies by Game Revenues ranking, comparing performance in the first half year of 2014 with the same period a year ago.

Game Revenues of Top 25 Companies up 17%, Totaling $25Bn

The ranking is a result of Newzoo’s continuous financial analysis effort and showcases an industry flush with vitality, illustrated by strong continued growth of mobile games and the boost provided by the introduction of next generation consoles. How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Experience. Study: Video games causing spike in music composer employment. Nearly every video game today needs some type of sound and/or music to match the visuals, and with the advent of mobile, social and casual gaming in the past few years, this has resulted in more video game composers being hired.

Study: Video games causing spike in music composer employment

That’s the finding from a study done by SoundCon, which took a USA Today report from a few weeks ago about the top-10 fastest-growing jobs and dug a little deeper to find out how video games have impacted the employment of music composers. The USA Today study found that music directors and composers accounted for the third-fastest growing job sector, with a 178 percent 10-year job growth rate according to statistics from the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. USA Today noted more original music in commercials and movies as a cause for this. Www.gamasutra.com/salarysurvey2014.pdf. The Audio Spotlight. The Myth of the “Working Composer” It’s unfortunate when dated stereotypes outlive their “use by” date, but that’s exactly what happens when the term “working composer” is defined by Hollywood film music types as a busy Hollywood composer working on a busy network series.

The Myth of the “Working Composer”

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal. I Will Always Remember #4. Naval Admiral William H.

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal. I Will Always Remember #4.

McRaven returned to his alma mater last week and spoke to the graduates with lessons he learned from his basic SEAL training. Here’s his amazing Commencement Address at University of Texas at Austin 2014 from Business Insider. Advice for the Emerging Composer: Competitions – Blog – Eric Whitacre. Ah, composition competitions; there are hundreds, maybe thousands, every year, all over the world. Should you enter? Should you not? I’ve entered a lot of them over the years, and based on my personal experience the answer is yes. Competitions are a good thing, and offer a number of benefits to the emerging composer, as long as you know what those benefits are. How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — HOW’S my kid going to get a job? Report: Clash of Clans generates $654,000 per day. Don't be fooled by the "micro" in microtransactions.

For SuperCell's free-to-play mobile hit Clash of Clans, microtransactions are big business. According to AppData information supplied to Business Insider, Clash of Clans generates $654,000 in daily revenue from the purchase of add-on content, booster packs, and other forms of downloadable content. Clash of Clans is a strategy game where you must build and protect your village. The game originally launched for iOS devices in 2012 before coming to Android last year. Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight. How to Become the Best at What You Do (In Music, Sound, Writing, or Anything Else) We now live in a global economy. How Zynga went from social gaming powerhouse to has-been. In Zynga's July 2011 prospectus to future shareholders, company founder and CEO Mark Pincus outlined his firm's ambitious plan to take over the gaming world.

"My kids decided a few months ago that peek-a-boo was their favorite game," he wrote. Four Ways Google+ Can Help You Land a Job - Business. 10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA. The past 10 years, the number of nonfarm workers rose by just 5%. But despite past decade's painful recession and the slow job growth that has followed, several occupations have more than doubled the number of workers employed. 24/7 Wall St. compared employment figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for hundreds of occupations from 2002 and 2012. Service unit operator jobs in the energy industry quadrupled in that time. The nation's aging population and changing energy needs played major roles in driving disproportionate job growth for many of the occupations listed.

These are the 10 fastest-growing jobs in America. 13 Reasons You're Not As Successful As You Should Be by Jim Kukral. TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA by `LeSeanThomas on deviantART. Adam Saltsman's Blog - Making Art for a Living. The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. Moving to LA. A New Education for a New Theatre. The Science of Productivity. Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You. The Internship - Not the Movie. Download Every Book Scott Ginsberg Has Ever Written, For Free, Right Now, For Real!

Www.gamecareerguide.com/features/1223/breaking_into_game_design_part_.php?print=1. Understanding “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” The Juilliard Effect - Ten Years Later. Kris Duggan of Badgeville, on the ‘Getting Stuff Done’ Index. For 20-Somethings, Ambition at a Cost. John Feinstein: Going 'One On One' With Sports' Greatest Athletes.