This includes live immersive video game concerts, video game scores, remixes and collaborations on platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, TikTok and Fortnite, augmented and virtual reality and even eye-tracking technology.
Economou told Reuters that getting the Grammy recognition is recognition that video game music is shaping “the musical landscape of society”.
McCurry, who has composed music for popular shows such as ‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’, believes that for games, movies and TV shows Creating music isn’t that much different.
“For me, the story and the themes are universal,” he told Reuters. Nevertheless, he noted that video games present unique challenges for musicians because they are interactive experiences versus simply being viewed by an audience.
He added that the music should “serve in a unique technical capacity, beyond merely supporting the narrative”.
Collaborating with game developers and audio teams informed his ability to write music that could be easily integrated into video games.
“It’s a close collaboration unlike anything else in the entertainment industry,” McCurry said.