Video game score category added to the Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards have added five new categories, including Video Game Score.

All five will be included from next year’s awards. That includes awards for songwriting, song for social change and poetry.

The Grammy Awards, America’s most prestigious music awards ceremony, aims to capture all elements of the music industry so that the best soundtrack for video games and other interactive media should fit in well.

In particular, the award recognizes excellence in soundtrack albums composed primarily of original scores created specifically for, or in addition to, a current video game or other interactive media released within the qualifying period.

“We are so excited to honor these diverse communities of music creators through the newly established awards and amendments, and to continue to cultivate an environment that inspires change, progress and collaboration,” said Harvey Mason Jr, CEO of the Recording Academy.

“The Academy’s top priority is to effectively represent the music people we serve, and every year that means listening to our members and making sure our rules and guidelines reflect our ever-evolving industry.”

Earlier this year, arrangers Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman won Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for their Big Band arrangement of Kirby Superstar’s Meta Knight’s Revenge.

It was only the second video game winner in the awards history.

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