Here you’ll find any current and past educational and news articles about video game music and anything related. This gets updated as I find them.

 

Wikipedia

List of video game soundtracks on music streaming services

 

take note (Berklee Online)

Gaming Music: How to Price Your Own Composition Work

How to Became a Video Game Audio Designer

Scoring for Games: Top Techniques for Composing Music for Interactive Media

Video Game Music: A Look into the Past and Present

 

 

2022
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2022

February, 2022

“‘Dying Light: Staying Human’ composer Olivier Deriviere on the video game’s kinetic score” – February 2, 2022

“Composers for Top Films, TV Series, and Video Games Nominated for ASACP 2022 Composers’ Choice Awards” – February 22, 2022

 


March, 2022

“Mina the Hollower soundtrack includes music by legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro” – March 2, 2022

“Johnum Palado, Violinist, Church Organist, and Aspiring Video Game Composer” – March 4, 2022

“Nintendo is erasing its music, and community, from YouTube” – March 10, 2022

“GAMEPLAY: Classical Music in Video Games” – March 11, 2022

“Game Music Festival 2022 – An Evening with Ori and Cuphead” – March 12, 2022

“Kirby’s 30th Anniversary Musicfest” – March 14, 2022

“Why Austin Wintory Re-recorded Journey’s soundtrack 10 Years Later” – March 14, 2022

“Imagendary Studios Appoints Jason Hayes as Audio Director and Matt Cordner as Senior Technical Director” – March 15, 2022

“Summerfall Studios Renames its Musical Adventure to Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical” – March 17. 2022

“Destiny Copyright Takedowns Go Rogue, Are Even Hitting Bungie” – March 20, 2022

“Startups aim to bring music-making to the masses” – March 20, 2022

“Oxford Uni Researcher Explores the Connection Between Grim Music & Japanese Pop Culture In New Study” – March 22, 2022

“‘Gun Jam’ Shows of Game Mechanics, Soundtrack, and Gameplay” – March 25, 2022

“Ghostwire: Tokyo director & composer on designing the game’s soundscape” – March 25, 2022

“A layman’s glimpse into the music of Final Fantasy” – March 28, 2022

“Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition’s vocal theme gets a music video” – March 30, 2022

“Chrono Cross Remaster Doesn’t Have the Original Soundtrack After All” – March 31, 2022

 

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April, 2022

“Music from the games that make us laugh” – April 1, 2022

“Video Game Cover Orchestra, 8-bit Big Band, Wins a Grammy” – April 4, 2022

“Classic FM joins Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for video game music concert at Royal Albert Hall” – April 7, 2022

“8-bit composer: Regina musician creates a throwback video game soundtrack” – April 9, 2022

“Persona’s incredible soundtrack gets the tribute it deserves in a new EP” – April 12, 2022

“Anuna singer features in iconic video game soundtrack” – April 12, 2022

“How an all-star musical line-up changed video game soundtracks forever” – April 13, 2022

“Epic Games is building a new creature marketplace – and music looks likely to play a key role” – April 13, 2022

“Video Game Music at the Royal Albert Hall: Is This Genre of Music Becoming More and More Valid as Video Games are a Cultural Cornerstone?” – April 18, 2022

“Video Game Covers and Remixes You Should Check Out After Kirby’s Grammy Win” – April 18, 2022

“BBC Proms to Showcase Video Game Music for the First Time Ever This Summer” – April 26, 2022

“Lifeformed and Janice Kwan’s soundtrack for ‘Tunic’ accompanies a little fox on a big adventure” – April 26, 2022

“Avid Introduces New Pro Tools Subscription Offerings that Empower Music Creators at Every Level of Experience” – April 26, 2022

“‘Videogame Heardle’ tests how well you know your gaming soundtracks” – April 26, 2022

“Persona 5 Video Game EP: Why Video Game Music Gets More and More Popular” – April 27 2022

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Get a Lovely Second Soundtrack This June” – April 28, 2022

“I fell in love with classical music thanks to video games” – April 28, 2022

“Exclusive Interview – Composer Robert Wolf on his G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) Nomination for Arknights’ Immutable” – April 30, 2022

 

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May, 2022

“Ratchet & Clan: Rift Apart Composer Wataru Hokoyama on Winning Awards, Writing Video Game Music, and More”– May 2, 2022

“Vietnamese Indie Game ‘Hoa’ Wins 3 Award for Best Art Direction, Music at Webby” – May 2, 2022

“The ‘Elden Ring’ theme has been moulded into 15 different genres by one composer” – May 3, 2022

“Evil Dead: The Game composers on crafting & preserving the franchise’s musical identity” – May 3, 2022

“Engineering the Video Game Music Ensemble” – May 5, 2022

“It sure looks like Sonic 3 won’t have its original soundtrack in Sonic Origins. Here’s why” – May 6, 2022

“‘Halo’ [broadcast series] Composer Sean Callery Discovered Master Chief, Kwan Themes While Honoring the Original Game – Sound & Screen” – May 7, 2022

“Random: The Octopath Traveller Composer Wrote Music for a Yu-Gi-Oh Game” – May 9, 2022

“Get Your Funky Kong on With this Donkey Kong Country Ska Album” – May 9, 2022

“Ottawa Pops Orchestra brings video game music to life-May 13 to 14 at Centrepointe” – May 9, 2022

“Akira Yamaoka on his approach to the Deathverse: Let It Die soundtrack” – May 10, 2022

“Video Game Music For Every Mood” – May 12, 2022

“Rakuen, An Emotional 2D Adventure From Composer Laura Shigihara, Is Coming to Switch” – May 12, 2022

“‘I was supposed to write music and die poor’: How SF musicians are turning to video games to make ends meet” – May 12, 2022

“The Anthem Hosts ‘To Shiver the Sky’ by 1st composer to win a Grammy for video game” – May 13, 2022

“The Biggest Beat in Video Game Music: Bear McCreary Explained” – May 14, 2022

“Steve Molitz Serves as Lead Composer and Music Director for ‘Evil Dead: The Game'” – May 16, 2022

“Sandbox Serenade: The Musical Bliss of Minecraft Parodies” – May 16, 2022

“How one festival wants to give video game music the spotlight it deserves” – May 17, 2022

“The Wombats launch music video game with Be-Games” – May 17, 2022

“Tuned Global partners with Reactional Music for real-time gaming soundtrack personalisation” – May 19, 2022

“DC-area group gives orchestral treatment to video game music” – May 19, 2022

“Video game music cover band DiscoCactus release debut album ‘Manic Mode'” – May 21, 2022

“Pac-Ma Welcomes New Music and New Video Game in 42nd Birthday” – May 24, 2022

“‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ Dominates Game Audio Network Guild Awards (EXCLUSIVE)” – May 25, 2022

“Pixels en pointe: Show melding video games, ballet, and hip hop makes world premier at Stanford Live” – May 26, 2022

“Video Game Music: How to Create a Seamless Loop” – May 28, 2022

“Nintendo previews new song from Splatoon 3 soundtrack” – May 28, 2022

“Music licensing in games: trials, tribulations, and what’s next” – May 30, 2022

“How is video game music made?” – May 30, 2022

“How ‘Elden Ring’ sound designer and ‘Metal Gear”s composer created the best soundtrack since ‘Streets of Rage'” – May 30, 2022

“Jesper Kyd’s iconic work on Assassin’s Creed 2 remains a gold standard for soundtracks” – May 30, 2022

“What makes for great game music? Inside Ori, Halo Infinite development with Gareth Coker” – May 31, 2022

“The story behind the Old Gods of Asgard, Remedy Entertainment’s favorite band” – May 31, 2022

“Checking the Score: Jumping Flash” – May 31, 2022

“Why NieR: Automata’s Ending E soundtrack is a masterpiece” – May 31, 2022

“Stardew Valley fan ditches crops for bops with these radical musical farms” –  May 31, 2022

 

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June, 2022

“Another Popular YouTube Channel Pulls Nintendo Music After 500+ Copyright Claims” – June 01, 2022

“Undertale’s Toby Fox Returns to Compose More Music in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet” – June 01, 2022

“Video Game Music is More Popular Than Ever, So Why is Nintendo So Behind?” – June 2, 2022

“Kirby’s 30th Anniversary Music Festival Will Be Getting Two Performances” – June 2, 2022

“River City Girls Sequel Aims to Perfect That Juicy Fusion of Anime and Wrestling” – June 2, 2022

“Final Fantasy 16’s music is by legendary composer Masayoshi Soken and it already rules” – June 2, 2022

“English translations of Elden Ring boss music uncover grim, fascinating lore” – June 3, 2022

“Yoko Shimomura: The Greatest Gaming Music Star You’ve Never Heard Of” – June 4, 2022

“Students Make Electronic Music with Minecraft” – June 6, 2022

“Video game composer Harumi Fujita (Mega Man 3, Streets of Rage 4) announced for Otacon 2022” – June 6, 2022

“Yuzo Koshiro Confirms He’s Back for Vital Mega Drive Mini 2 Music” – June 7, 2022

“South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra to host video game music summer camp” – June 8, 2022

“The music most embedded in your psyches?” – June 8, 2022

“The Grammy Awards are adding a category specifically for video games” – June 9, 2022

“Street Fighter 6 Main Theme Gets Official Music Video” – June 9, 2022

“Sega confirms Sonic 3 won’t have its original music in Sonic Origins. Here’s what will be missing, and why” – June 10, 2022

“Tune In: The Art of the Videogame Soundtrack” – June 10, 2022

“How Video Games in Concert made me feel old” – June 10, 2022

“Music from ‘The Oregon Trail’ Out on Vinyl August 12” – June 13, 2022

“Legendary Wu-Tang Clan Rappers Contribute to TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge Soundtrack” – June 13, 2022

“Video Game Composers Delighted by Grammy’s Addition of Game Scoring” – June 13, 2022

“Music from ‘The Oregon Trail’ Out on Vinyl August 12” – June 13, 2022

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Devs On the Game’s Music and Visuals” – June 14, 2022

“10 Games That Should’ve Won the Grammy for Best Video Game Score” – June 15, 2022

“The Quarry soundtrack: all the music in the game, including the opening song” – June 15, 2022

“YouTuber Ends Metroid Prime Music Covers After Nintendo’s Lawyer Call” – June 16, 2022

“Street Fighter 6 Reveals Ryu’s Music Theme “Viator” with New Video” – June 16, 2022

“Stemming for Modular Game Music (Composing for Lineage M: GDC 2022)” – June 16, 2022

“Routine Could Be a More Horror-Focused Control With a Doom Soundtrack” – June 16, 2022

“More Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Soundtrack Songs Shared” – June 17, 2022

“Elevating the way video game companies work with music” –  June 17, 2022

“.hack series 20th annivesrary trailer” – June 20, 2022

“Joey Valence & Brae: ‘There’s always going to be a huge link between video game culture and music culture.'” – June 20, 2022

“All that chanting in the Elden Ring soundtrack is gibberish” – June 20, 2022

“AM2R Developers Reunite For Okami-Inspired Metrovania ‘Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus'” – June 20, 2022

“Final Fantasy XIV “Close in the Distance” Music Video is a Moving Trip Down Memory Lane” – June 20, 2022

“Chicory: A Colorful Tale Gets 4X Vinyl LP With Liner Notes and Tons of New Art” – June 21, 2022

“Gaming Music Mix – The Sound of Summer 2022” – June 22, 2022

“WMGSO Brings Video Game Symphony Music to the Weinberg Center Stage” – June 22, 2022

“Yoko Honda and Cody Matthew Johnson on Composing the Score for ‘Trek to Yomi'” – June 22, 2022

“Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Receives Stunning Making-of Soundtrack Video” – June 23, 2022

“Turtle Power! A behind-the-scenes look at TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge soundtrack” – June, 24, 2022

“Japanese composer talks about the challenges of video game music” – June 27, 2022

“Rhythm Game ‘Loud’ Takes You From the Basement To the Big Stage This July” – June 29, 2022

“‘Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope’ Shows Gameplay, Soundtrack Gets Music by Yoko Shimomura, Gareth Coker and Grant Kirkhope” – June 29, 2022

“2022 Golden Melody Festival Facilitates Music x Film x Gaming Talks” – June 29, 2022

“The 90s had the best video game music, new study reveals” – June 29, 2022

“Killer Instinct’s Masterful Music is the most 90s Thing Ever” – June 29, 2022

“ACMI, House House and Victoria Orchestra present world premiere live concert performance of Untitled Goose Game” – June 29, 2022

 

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July 2022

“This Browser-Based Version of Mario Paint Composer Will Entertain for Hours” – July 01, 2022

“KOTOR 2’s Soundtrack is Officially Available on Spotify” – July 2, 2022

“Sonic Origins: Mod Lets You Play Sonic 3 On Its Own, With the Original Soundtrack” – July 2, 2022

“This Latest Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Track Will Get You Seriously Pumped” – July 5, 2022

“Shenmue Creator Yu Suzuki Asked Dutch Composer Valensia to Rewrite Song for Air Twister Soundtrack” – July 5, 2022

“How Call Me Hood uses games to create hip hop” – July 5, 2022

“FFXIV players form huge community chorus to honour series composer” – July 6, 2022

“‘BTS Island: In the SEOM’ for Suga soundtrack ‘Our Island'” – July 6, 2022

“Listen to Live a Live’s Over-The-Top Song Performed by Dragonball Z Singer” – July 7, 2022

“Inaugural summer camp at Blair School of Music teaches kids to create video game scores” – July 7, 2022

“Nintendo’s Handling of Its Music Is Counterintuitive” – July 7, 2022

“Listen to this hour-long DJ set of Soichi Terada’s music from ‘Ape Escape'” – July 8, 2022

“Indigenous futurisms in video game music” – July 8, 2022

“James Bond theme composer Monty Norman dies at 94” – July 11, 2022

“GR Symphony to combine music, theater, video games” – July 11, 2022

“Meet Sungha Hong | Sound Designer & Cellist for Video Games” – July 11, 2022

“The Pop Band Origins of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Composer Masato Nakamura” – July 11, 2022

“Pokeman Fan Plays Poke Mart Theme At Their Convenience Store To Boost Work Ethic” – July 12, 202

“The ‘Video Games Symphonic’ returns this August at the Ayala Museum” – July 13, 2022

“Bit Gen Gamer Fest booting up for 15th video game music festival in Baltimore” – July 13, 2022

“Kids learn to score music for video games at Vanderbilt camp” – July 15, 2022

“WGUC’s John Clare looks to ‘fresh and local’ music” – July 15, 2022

“How video games are shaping entertainment” – July 15, 2022

“Persona Theory Games launches original music video for ‘Kabaret'” – July 16, 2022

“Asterigos: Curse of the Stars Joins Stream’ Online Music Festival Save & Sound” – July 16, 2022

“For young classical composers, the peak of ambition is no longer the symphony – it’s the video game” – July 17, 2022

“How music keeps people playing video games” – July 18, 2022

“Video games meet classical music in Houston Symphony’s ‘Final Fantasy’ concerts” – July 19, 2022

“Remute calls for Unity as he releases a new album for the Game Boy Advance” – July 19, 2022

“Checking the Score: Neon White” – July 19, 2022

“The World’s Greatest Classical Music Festival Finally Embraces Game OSTs” – July 20, 2022

“Minecraft mod lets you live out your Dance Dance Revolution fantasy” – June 20, 2022

“Street Fighter 6 Reveals Jamie’s Music Theme “Mr. Top Player” With New Music Video” – July 22, 2022

“Inside the video game music revolution: ‘The whole world as changed enormously'” – July 25, 2022

“RIP Video Game Composer Kenichi Okuma” – July 26, 2022

“Legendary Composer Yuzo Koshiro to Give a Rare Performance at BitSummit X-Roads” – July 27, 2022

“Games and music meet at High Score Conference Early Bird tickets on sale now” – July 28, 2022

“10 Best Video Game Soundtracks, Ranked” – July 29, 2022

“Four Pioneering Game Scores You Need to Know” – July 30, 2022

“GAMEPLAY: Jazz II: The great video game songbook” – July 30, 2022

 

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August 2022

“It’s Game Time: Why the Grammys Finally Recognized Music in Video Games” – August 01, 2022

“Zelda, Pokemon, And Final Fantasy Will Feature at the First-Ever Video Game Proms” – August 01, 2022

“BBC Proms – 2022 – Prom 21: Gaming Prom – From 8-Bit to Infinity” – August 01, 2022

“Composers and game makers hit high score” – August 02, 2022

“Prey’s Composer Was Hired Because of a Video Game” – August 02, 2022

“Konami Turned Bomberman Into A Music-Infused Game for Apple Arcade” – August 03, 2022

“Arab pop music meets 80s video game aesthetics in Moath Bin Hafez’ s pixel art creations” – August 05, 2022

“Street Fighter 6 Vibes With Guile’s Music Theme “Sharpened Sonic”  Music Video” – August 05, 2022

“Composer behind viral Final Fantasy 14 remixes is now “writing banger soundtracks” for several other games” – August 05, 2022

“Chill vibes with video game LoFi: Secret of Mana Release” – August 09, 2022

“Turns out Metroid Prime was almost scored by electric duo Autechre”  – August 09, 2022

Video game music is breaking into the mainstream” – August 11, 2022

“Prince of Persian Music – Composer Amidreza Ansari” – August 11, 2022

“Why BBC Gaming Prom may have changed video game music forever – Reader’s feature” – August 14, 2022

“Ayala Museum announces pricing and time for the ‘Video Games Symphonic'” – August 14, 2022

“Metal: Hellsinger – where video games and heavy-metal music collide” – August 15, 2022

“‘As Dusk Falls’ Is A Choice-Based Game That Features One of the Best Musical Scores We’ve Heard” – August 23, 2022

“Video-game soundscapes are growing in prestige” – August 23, 2022

“Gaming meets music: Manila Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Video Games Symphonic’ is back” – August 24, 2022

“GoldenEye 007’s legacy is as strong as ever as game celebrates 25th anniversary” – August 25, 2022

“Metal Hellsinger’s Stars On What It’s Like Being in a Game” – August 26, 2022

“Video Games Symphonic 2022 | An Invigorating Melodious Night to Remember” – August 28, 2022

“WABE music contributor Scott Stewart shares the latest in video game music” – August 29, 2022

“FMC 2022 ‘Video Game Scoring Competition’ offers exclusive opportunity for composers world-wide” – August 30, 2022

“Emerging Video Game Localization ‘iGlobe Advisory Inc’ Now Offering Cutting-Edge Music Composition and Film Scoring Services” – August 31, 2022

 

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September 2022

“Heroish Interview: Phill Boucher Talks Music Composition on Apple Arcade Castle-Defense Game” – September 01, 2022

“Starfield composer says Bethesda’s space RPG is ‘huge’ and ‘philosophical'” – September 2, 2022

“Hogwarts Legacy Used All Original Music in It’s Teaser Tours” – September 06, 2022

“Music and rhythm games are trending in Japan” – September 12, 2022

“Meet Your Favorite Video Game Composer: Lena Chappelle” – September 12, 2022

“The best video game cover artists on YouTube” – September 14, 2022

“Willow Beats’ Narayana Johnson Went From Festival Stages and Sold-out Venues To Composing Cult of the Lamb – September 14, 2022

“Deltarune September 2022 update debuts new music and screenshot, new chapters won’t release this year” – September 15, 2022

“Square Enix shares videos of two Final Fantasy X music performances” – September 15, 2022

“Play the Trombone Game, It’s Great” – September 20, 2022

“Ed Sheeran Announces New Pokemon Song and Music Video” – September 20, 2022

“Metal: Hellsinger, Trombone Champ Spell a Bright Future for Original Rhythm-Based Games” – September 22, 2022

“Trombone Champ is Exploding in Popularity on Steam” – September 22, 20220

 

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