Monday, February 21, 2011

Open Letter: Why Video Game Music Deserves Its Own Grammy Category

History was made in the gaming world last week, when a piece of music originally composed for a video game won a Grammy award. This was the first time music created for a game has received this honor. But this was just a beginning. A beginning that couldn’t have happened if not for a push for recognition for game music that began over a decade ago, back when the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation battled for game console supremacy and the Dreamcast was just being launched. The award bestowed upon Christopher Tin was a stepping off point from which other artists who bring game audio to life deserve to be honored.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Listen - The Video Game Music Show

Last night I discovered my new favorite radio program. A two hour block of exciting, fun and unique music called The Video Game Music Show, hosted by DJ Sysop. And while I’m admittedly rather late to the party, since it’s been on the air at KSPC 88.7 FM since 2007, I was beyond excited to find it.