Computer game music to be honoured at the Grammy’s
Even though I am a fan the newest and sophisticated technologies and developments in the gaming world, sometimes I find myself drawn to simple games too. Today was no exception. I was doing some great stuff at solitaire on my computer when I heard the news that computer games are going to be honored with a new category at the Grammy’s.
Music written for computer games will be eligible to win four of the awards:
The Music for Visual Media
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media
It is interesting that they have not created a new category for computer games music instead they have broadened the description of existing categories in order to allow music written for computer games to be eligible.
This is great news, especially for the composers of music for computer games. It means that computer games are now being taken more seriously and therefore could attract more talent and investment. The more I think about it the more overdue this move seems. When I think back to some of the computer games that have come out in the last few years, many have had brilliant sound tracks. The Halo franchise recently but even as far back at the original Tomb Raider, the game’s sound track has had a profound impact on the overall gaming experience.
So it is about time that the talented musicians and composers can be honored with these prestigious awards and hopefully in the long run it will lead to more talent in this part of the industry.
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