This is sort of an open call for contributions.
I'm hoping to add a bit more music to the AGS Awards ceremony. In particular, I think the winner of each category deserves a fanfare. Apart from that, maybe a music cue for when each nominee is presented, and perhaps background music for the acceptance speeches, the presentation of each category, and general chat? I'm open to suggestions. Edit:
Listening to the first few submissions has helped me get a clearer idea of what I'm looking for:Winner fanfare cue
: A short triumphant burst of horns and strings, only a few seconds long (ca. 2-6?). To play as the winner is announced, before people have a chance to applaud (or while they're applauding).Nominee announcement cue
: A softer, "hopeful" music cue (strings, maybe), again only a few seconds long. To play as a nominee is presented, possibly under applause.Intro screen music
: For when the game starts, displaying an intro screen. Could start with an "AGS overture" cue, should then continue as general "main menu" music. Acceptance speech background music
: A looping track, calmly triumphant (not too smug, not too intrusive). For when the winner gives their acceptance speech.Category presentation background music
: A looping track, soft and upbeat, with a similar sound to the acceptance speech music, but maybe more suspenseful (while still staying in the background)? For when a presenter talks about the category they're handing out.General chat background music
: Another looping background track in a similar style, but more playful/silly (again, not so much that it becomes intrusive). For when the presenters are just goofing around between categories. (These bits are short enough that no music is necessarily required, so this is lower priority.)
For all of the background music, keep in mind that the ceremony goes on for a good two hours, so with only two-three different tracks, it needs to be something that people won't be completely sick of by the end. The background music can very well be "computer game-y" (MIDI or chiptune-style), though I think the fanfares should be more orchestral.
You can watch bits of last year's ceremony to see how it could be enhanced with music here: http://youtu.be/pb03pzWyEJU?t=20m14s
This is an unpaid gig, and the "game" will be open-sourced (though you may specify e.g. a Creative Commons Attribution license for your work). But you get to provide "official" AGS music. (If you want to reuse something from an existing game, please let me know.)
All contributions needed within about a week (yikes, it's already that close!), so there's not a whole lot of time. I can't promise it'll be included, so something you already have sitting around is probably most sensible.
Post in this thread or PM me.