Nice work if you can get it
There's an interesting, albeit brief, piece on Variety's site today looking at the current state of music production for videogames and the amount of money that the leading names pull in for their work. With quotes from the likes of Inon Zur (Prince Of Persia, Crysis) and Garry Schyman (Bioshock), the feature makes it clear that these guys are making a lot of money – although still nowhere near as much as their Hollywood counterparts.
Unsurprisingly, then, it seems that most game composers ultimately want to get into scoring movies, where the bucks get crazy big.
Read more here.