I have some good news to share this week! My book, A Composer’s Guide to Game Music, has been selected as a winner of this year’s National Indie Excellence Book Award!
Now in its ninth year, the National Indie Excellence Book Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in books from independent publishers, including scholarly and university presses. A Composer’s Guide to Game Music won the National Indie Excellence Book Award this year for the genre of Performing Arts (Film, Theater, Dance & Music). Many thanks to the judging panel of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards for this honor!
This is the third award presented to A Composer’s Guide to Game Music (The MIT Press). To date, the book has also won a Global Music Award for an exceptional book in the field of music, and an Annual Game Music Award from Game Music Online in the category of “Best Publication.”
- The Global Music Awards presented a Gold Medal Award of Excellence as a GMA Book Award to A Composer’s Guide to Game Music, which was judged as exceptional in the field of music.
The staff of accomplished music journalists of Game Music Online presented a “Best Publication” award to A Composer’s Guide to Game Music, acknowledging its “accessible yet deep insight into the process of making game music.”
I’m pleased to announce that my book has won an Annual Game Music Award from Game Music Online!
Founded in 2003, the Game Music Online site specialises in daily news, high-quality reviews, insightful interviews, and comprehensive artist profiles in the field of video game music. Since 2010, the staff of accomplished music journalists of Game Music Online has presented awards in many categories that acknowledge the diversity and range of the video game music genre.
This is how A Composer’s Guide to Game Music was described in the Annual Game Music Awards official announcement, released earlier this week:
A Composer’s Guide to Game Music isn’t the first of its kind, but it’s certainly among the very best. LittleBigPlanet composer Winifred Phillips offered an accessible yet deep insight into the process of making game music, balancing a focus on creative aspects with considerations of technical and business aspects.
The Annual Game Music Awards are organized by Chris Greening, who leads a distinguished staff of music journalists in providing vibrant articles and reviews for their Game Music Online readers. In this capacity, Greening has reviewed over a thousand albums and interviewed hundreds of musicians across the world. As the founder and webmaster of Game Music Online, Greening has built a cutting-edge, journalistic resource for video game music enthusiasts. Adding to his accomplishments, Greening will soon be co-authoring the companion book to the highly-anticipated upcoming documentary, “Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound.”
Thanks so much to Game Music Online for recognizing my book in the Best Publication Category of the Annual Game Music Awards!