Video Game Music Now Eligible For Grammy’s

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Videogame composers may finally get the recognition they deserve at next year’s Grammy award ceremony. Earlier today, The Recording Academy, the people in charge of the Grammy’s, made some changes to their ‘visual media’ categories by including videogames as ‘visual media’. This puts videogame composers up against the heavy hitter composers that compose music for major motion pictures.

The awards are:

The Music for Visual Media
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media

Its somewhat of a bummer that videogame music isn’t getting its own set of categories but this is a move forward from yesterday. It’s also comforting to know that the vice president for awards at The Recording Academy, Bill Freimuth, believes this is just the first step for videogame music recognition.

“I think this could be viewed as a first step in the direction of video games getting their own category,” he said

Great to see the gaming industry make strives and earn recognition from the music industry. I’m sure videogame composers will step their game up when it comes to scoring a game. I’m also sure publisher and developers will be eager to send in their submission for a nomination.

What game do you think will be the first to win a Grammy award? Mass Effect 3? Gears of War 3? Uncharted 3? Let me know.

Sources: [GI.Biz] [Grammy]

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