The Recording Academy, which organizes the well-known annual music awards ceremony the Grammy Awards, has come out with them nominated for this year’s award ceremony. New this year is a separate award for game music.
This new award category has been named “Best Musical Soundtracks for Video Games and Other Interactive Media.”
The nominees, who could win the first Grammy award in the game category, are:
- Aliens: Fireteam Elite written by Austin Wintory
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok written by Stephanie Economou
- Call Of Duty: Vanguard written by Bear McCreary
- Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy written by Richard Jacques
- Old World written by Christopher Tin
Although this is a new award, it is not the first time game music has been nominated for – or even won – a Grammy award. The soundtrack to Journey was nominated for a Grammy in 2012, and the year before, Christopher Tin won an award with the song Baba Yetu from Civilization IV.
Up until this year, the Recording Academy has said that game music should be assessed on an equal footing with music from film and TV, but the new award category provides a more pointed recognition of game music than before.
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