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The Complete Guide to Game Audio, 2nd Edition by Aaron Marks

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Appendix B

The Grammy Awards and Other Game Audio Awards

So, fame, fortune, and the satisfaction of a job well done isn’t quite enough motivation for you, huh? Well then, how would you like a Grammy Award for your troubles? Beginning with the 42nd Grammy Award Ceremony in 2000, game scores were at last able to compete for one of those enviable golden gramophones. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Board of Trustees approved three categories to include music written for video games:

  • Best Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
  • Best Song for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
  • Best Instrumental Composition for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media

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