For 53 years, The Grammy Awards have shown the appreciation of everything in the music industry. They give awards to all different kinds of music, ranging from Rock and Pop, to Gospel and Polka. However, one category that has not been recognized is the music in video games.
With the Grammy’s reevaluating their award categories for 2012, they have finally decided to bring some appreciation to the video game music world. They decided to add the oppurtuity in 4 different categories: Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and The Music for Visual Media.
This sounds like a publicity stunt to try and get the younger generations interested in the Grammy’s. While it does seem like a cheap trick, I believe it would actually work. I just think it is about time to see the works of Koji Kondo and Martin O’Donnel get some appreciation.