Official Statement: John Williams Music

The entire Frontwire Studios management team would like to make a public correction regarding a comment made during our last live stream Development Diary. It was stated that Galaxy in Turmoil would be using original John Williams scores in the game. Please understand while everyone (including our dev team) would love nothing more than to hear the ever familiar sounds of John Williams in the background of Galaxy in Turmoil, it simply won’t be happening.

In addition to the obvious legal issues with using licensed Star Wars music, we also have more than enough respect for John Williams to NOT use any of his compositions without prior authorization.
However rest assured that there will be familiar sounding music in Galaxy in Turmoil. We have had a large amount of applications from various extremely talented composers that wish to lend their skills to the GiT development.

We apologize for any confusion and/or inconvenience caused by our earlier provided misinformation. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement and/or the earlier statement about GiT using John Williams’ music, please contact our team at frontwirestudios[at]gmail[dot]com and/or any of our various social media profiles. We’ll be more than happy to address your concerns.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

All the best,

Fergie,
Frontwire Studios

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    SuperVaderBro
    Jun 3, 2016 @ 16:17 pm

    Could you please find a way to release to us what your score will sound like? I don’t doubt the ability of your composers, but it would be cool hear what it sounded like so we could all give feedback.

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    RoundDuckMan
    Jun 5, 2016 @ 5:25 am

    Could you make the John Williams music a mod then? Or ask him? (I know the latter souns dumb, but if Valve sees value in housing in a fan game, I have a feeling he’ll probably be kind enough to let you use his music, if it’s not owned by Disney or the record companies.

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      Aaron
      Jun 7, 2016 @ 21:49 pm

      >if it’s not owned by Disney or the record companies.
      Except it *is* owned by Disney and the record companies.

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