The Banner Saga Composer Facing $50,000 Fine For Doing His Job

By   /   Jun 12, 2014

In a more bizarre piece of news this week, musical composer for The Banner Saga Austin Wintory is facing a fine of up to $50,000 for creating the game’s soundtrack.

According to Wintory, his union, the American Federation of Musicians, has blocked all union members from producing, scoring, or working on video game music in any capacity. Hence, they weren’t too pleased with Wintory’s work on Stoic’s RPG.

In a recent YouTube video where Wintory explained the charges, the composer called it an “untenable situation.” The imposed fine is based on a contract drawn by the AFM two years ago; a contract which according to Wintory wasn’t voted on by AFM members.

It should be noted that Mr. Wintory began working on the music for The Banner Saga prior to the AFM’s blocking of its union members from working on video games. He believes that his being an outspoken opponent of the block has made him a target for the AFM.

Prior to The Banner Saga, Wintory has worked on games like Journey, Flow and Horn. His musical brilliance is most appreciated in the video games industry.

via VentureBeat

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