One of the music industry’s most prestigious awards, the Grammys, has just gotten even more prestigious, or how about The Recording Academy announcing it will be giving videogames equal billing with both film and television. It basically means composers who should have already been rightfully recognized years ago for their work on games, will finally have the opportunity to be so.
“I think this could be viewed as a first step in the direction of video games getting their own category,” said VP of The Recording Academy Bill Freimuth. “Many people from the game community have been asking us to create a special category for games over the years, but the main reason we haven’t is because we have received very few entries from game publishers.” That’ll change Freimuth, that’ll change.
“This acknowledges that film, TV and games can stand side by side and be independently recognized,” said EA’s worldwide executive (music) Steve Schnur. “Hopefully, this will create an even playing field when people vote next year. I expect there to be a tidal wave of submissions from the game industry.” See?
At least we now have one reason to watch the show, because surely Gaga’s egg-hatching hullabaloo and Bieber’s night with “ninjas” – which was more than a bit bizarre – can’t be it.