Paradox Interactive Hires Tobias Gustavsson as Head of Music
Award-winning Artist to Focus on Players’ Experience of Music in Games
STOCKHOLM — August 10, 2017 — Paradox Interactive, a global developer and publisher of games on all platforms, today announced that Tobias Gustavsson, an award-winning musician and composer, has joined the company as Head of Music. Gustavsson will focus on new ways to integrate music and game experiences, from original game soundtracks to creative ways for sharing and discovering new music and artists inside games.
Tobias Gustavsson is a musician and producer who has worked with popular artists for over a decade. His work includes songwriting for Nelly Furtado and tours with Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Deep Purple. His achievements include an appearance on Eurovision and winning the “Song of the Year” award at the 2008 Grammis (the Swedish Grammy awards). He has also produced music for Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio, including soundtracks for series such as Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, and Cities: Skylines.
"The context of music changes so much when it becomes part of a game – not just for the listener, but for the creator as well. I think games have great potential as platforms for sharing and discovery of new music," said Tobias Gustavsson, Head of Music at Paradox Interactive.
"The ability to make music where you have such direct communication with your listeners is very uplifting and encouraging. Paradox has a very vocal community that provides me with that level of feedback. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the opportunity to make music for an audience like that."
"Music becomes iconic when it appears in the right game, whether it’s an original composition for that game or not," said Johan Sjöberg, Chief Product Officer at Paradox Interactive. "How many of us remember ‘Superman’ or ‘All I Want’ as ‘The songs from Tony Hawk and Crazy Taxi?’ We’re working with talented people like Tobias in order to both curate and create the right soundtracks for those memorable moments you’ve come to expect from Paradox games."
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About Paradox Interactive
The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of White Wolf’s brands. The publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 90 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Tyranny and Magicka. From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well. The largest markets today include the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Today, close to 1.5 million gamers play a Paradox game each month and the number of Paradox registered users exceeds six million.
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