The annual award giving body for music has officially announced that the Grammys has retooled their categories to make video games music more accessible to win an award.
Bill Freiuth, the VP of awards for the Grammys stated that ” I think I this could be viewed as a first step in the direction of getting their own category”. He adds that “any 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”.
The move to make the awards more “video game music friendly” may have stemmed off from the Grammy win of Civilization IV composer Christopher Tin who received the very first award (for video games) in the Best Instrumental Arrangement with Vocalist(s) in the recently concluded 2011 Grammy Awards.
Before the move, Video Game music was classified under the ‘other visual media’ category. Hopefully this move would provide a more mainstream goal for video game music composers to strive more in the music they compose.