‘Assassin’s Creed’ Composer Wins First Video Game Music Grammy Award

'Assassin's Creed' Composer Stephanie Economou Receives Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Activity

‘Assassin’s Creed’ composer Stephanie Economou accepts the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media — the first time the award has been presented.

“Assassin’s Creed” composer Stephanie Economou won the first Grammy award honoring video game scores at Sunday’s gala in Los Angeles.

Industry players have been lobbying for years for an award that honors the work behind video game soundtracks, a recognition of the massive impact the game and its music have had on culture. mass.

In his acceptance speech, Economou—who composed the music for “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok”—debuted those who urged the Recording Academy to finally include it in the category.

Backstage, she said winning felt “unbelievable.”

“I don’t have high hopes for this category because… I’m generally very green in the video game music space and up against such giants and veterans,” she said.

For the first award, the other nominees are the composers of “Aliens: Fireteam Elite,” “Call Of Duty: Vanguard,” “Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy” and “Old World.”

Economou noted that she was the only woman nominated in this category, saying: “I hope it sets a precedent and I hope there’s not just one woman in this category each year from here onwards.”

Before this year, video games were included in the Visual Media Soundtrack category, which also includes music for film and television.

The global gaming industry could reach nearly $200 billion by 2022, according to forecasts from the Global Games Market Report and a recent Deloitte survey conducted across the US, UK, Germany, Brazil and Japan say video games are the leading source of entertainment for Gen Z.

Many young gamers consider music an integral part of the experience, with a third of respondents saying they look up game music online afterwards and 29% saying they often discover music. New music while playing game.

“A lot of them just can’t separate the music from the game — and it’s a really exciting opportunity for any composer to get involved,” Los Angeles-based Economou told AFP ahead of the concert. performing on Sunday.

“A lot of them are inseparable music from one game—and it’s a really exciting opportunity for any composer to get involved,” she said.

The new category “is an important step for people to realize that videotapes the game was in the era a long time ago.”

© 2023 AFP

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