Musicon Design

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Musicon Design
Born 1987-0?-??
Birth Place Greater Manchester, England
Nationality British   UK.svg
Aliases Musicon

Musicon Design was a company of David Whittaker and Jason Brooke who specialized on writing video game music for many platforms.

Both were previously musicians at Binary Design. However, in 1987, Whittaker felt underpaid, and by late April, he had left Binary and founded Musicon Design as a sister company to competitor Icon Design. He states he never had to advertise. As he became busy, he offered Brooke a job, eventually a joint directorship, and Brooke followed in November.

Both recount that many clients were in such a hurry that they just described the game briefly on the phone (instead of showing them anything) and set the deadline to very few days or even a half, quality and fittingness coming second. For conversions, clients sent Musicon recordings on audio cassette.

Their worst memories include chasing bills. When and how their company ended is unclear, but both kept scoring games for a while afterwards.

Music Development

Icon Design had the same equipment as Binary Design.


In most games, only individuals were credited.

Released Title Sample
1987-12-0? Andy Capp (C64)
1988-0?-?? World Darts (AMI)