Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2013)-Bob Rice, the founder and CEO of Four Bars Intertainment (FBI), a video game music provider, has merged his company with the newly formed Cool Music Interactive.
Rice pioneered the use of high quality music in the gaming industry and represents composers such as Inon Zur (Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, Prince of Persia, Dragon Age), Tom Salta (Halo: Spartan Assault, Ghost Recon, Red Steel), Sascha Dikiciyan (Borderlands, Mass Effect, Tron) and Steve Ouimette (Guitar Hero, Raving Rabbids). Having spent decades at the forefront of the video game music industry, Rice has now decided to retire.
According to Rice, “Darrell [Alexander, CEO] and Cool Music are the perfect choice to carry forth the FBI commitment of ‘Great music delivered on time and within budget.’ Darrell’s professionalism and integrity enables Cool Music to meet and exceed the objectives of the composers and the clients they serve.”
Cool Music Interactive, part of the Cool Music Group, is based in Los Angeles and London, UK.
Cool Music Interactive will specialize in the interactive and gaming industries. Its sister company, Cool Music, is a boutique film and television composer agency, representing Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composers. Three of its composers are nominated for the 2013 Emmy Awards.
“We are immensely proud to continue Bob Rice’s visionary approach to the interactive and gaming industries; we look forward to supporting and promoting our composers across all areas of the global gaming industry,” says Alexander. “Our clients and my team are determined to be at the center of this digital media revolution.”