Words & Music is pleased to extend its helpful “how-to” series for our members, “The Breakdown,” into the realm of short, question-and-answer videos.

 In this episode, former SOCAN A&R Representative Racquel Villagante talks with Orri Sachar, the Head of  Music for Monstercat, an independent electronic music record label based in Vancouver. The company is best known for signing Marshmello’s single, “Alone,” the music video for which has amassed more than a billion (with a “b”) views combined across YouTube alone. Monstercat was named one of the five best independent dance labels of 2017 by Billboard, and is now also very involved with music for gaming and virtual reality.

Our question this time is, “How do I break into making music for videogames?”