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The Grammy Awards finally include video games in their ceremony

The Grammy Awards finally include video games in their ceremony

This year, The Grammy Awards will also celebrate the best music from video games.

This is the 65th year that the Grammy Howards , a famous American musical event, have taken place, but this year will be a special edition since it will offer a category " Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media Category " (Category Best Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media).

The video game composers finally rewarded

The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammy Awards, announced the creation of this category last June, after years of lobbying from video game company executives as well as composers in the industry.

"It's a huge opportunity because there's so much music created and consumed in video games. I think there's probably as much music in video games as there is in film and television – or even combined. C "So this is an opportunity to reach an underserved and underrepresented group of music creators that, until now, we haven't paid attention to. The numbers are huge and there are so many truly creative and talented people who work in this environment that we felt it was really important to make sure that we honored their work." explains Harvey Mason Jr, CEO of the Recording Academy.

Indeed, game music has become, over the last two decades, a huge part of the musical landscape. For the record, video game musical themes could be awarded Grammys in the film and television music category since 1999. Only one game has been nominated since: the wonderful soundtrack of the no less wonderful Journey , in 2012.

Category nominees

Over 70 original compositions have been shortlisted for the Grammy Awards. However, we will have to wait until November 15 to find out the list of musical themes (and composers) nominated in the new category. One of the nominees will win the first-ever Grammy "Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media Category".

  • Elden Ring (Yuka Kitamura, Yoshimi Kudo, Shoi Miyazawa, Tsukasa Saitoh and Tai Tomisawa)
  • Tunic (Janice Kwan and Terence Lee)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Joris De Man, Niels van der Leest, Oleksa Lozowchuk, The Flight)
  • The Quarry (Ian Livingstone)
  • Aliens Fireteam Elite (Austin Wintory)
  • MultiVersus (Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab)
  • Syberia The World Before (Inon Zur)
  • Returnal (Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites and Harry Krueger)
  • Halo Infinite (Gareth Coker, Joel Corelitz and Curtis Schweitzer)
  • Far Cry 6 (Pedro Bronfman, Will Bates, Stephen Lukach)
  • Deathloop (Tom Salta)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Peter McConnell)
  • Kena Bridge of Spirits (Jason Alexander Gallat)
  • Outer Wilds Echoes of the Eye DLC (Andrew Prahlow)
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Richard Jacques)
  • Call of Duty Vanguard (Bear McCreary
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla Dawn of Ragnarok DLC (Stephanie Economou)

And more ! The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 5, 2023.

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