This gorgeous photo of the Texas Street Bridge, a.k.a. the Neon Bridge, was taken by the
We are seeing explosive growth in the video gaming and mobile app industry in Louisiana. These creative types are a welcome addition to our economy and I’d like to make sure they take advantage of something we have long cultivated in our region: outstanding music. That’s why I’m starting up a clearinghouse website and marketing firm called Neonbridge, to connect our musicians with video game/mobile app developers who are in need of original sounds and scores.
Why Neonbridge? I’m so glad you asked.
- Neonbridge will “bridge” these two creative groups. I know — I am a pun genius!
- Neon screams (to me, at least) things like energy and electricity and technology and sound waves. Cool stuff.
- That neon bridge in the top corner of our state – what a great symbol for our region.
But also, I’m transitioning a website I’ve long cherished, called neonbridge.com, to this new idea. Way back in 2000, as a fresh-faced college graduate, I started neonbridge.com to be an online Louisiana music journal. You can visit the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to get an idea of what it was like in its heyday.
On the new Neonbridge website, which is currently under construction, musicians will be able to upload their compositions to a database that can be easily searched by app and game developers. We will make the licensing and payment process hassle-free for both sides. Neonbridge will also act as a marketing firm, making sure that our musicians’ creations get heard by the key players in the burgeoning technology industry.
Neonbridge will keep musicians connected to gainful employment and we will foster technology support services for the growing app and gaming industry. Stay tuned!