ASCAP members ruled the roost at Spike TV's 2012 Video Game Awards, claiming both music categories in the 10th anniversary show. The Awards show, one of the highest-profile in gaming, is determined by an Advisory Council of journalists and critics within the gaming industry. "VGA 10" was hosted live by Samuel L. Jackson on December 7th.
Composer Austin Wintory, an alumnus of the 2008 ASCAP Foundation TV & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, earned the Best Original Score award for his score for Journey. Wintory was also nominated in the Best Song in a Game category. Journey has been a career breakthrough for Wintory. Earlier this month, his score received a Grammy nomination Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - the first-ever Grammy recognition of video game music.
ASCAP member Beck took home the award for Best Song in a Game for the funky, loopy "Cities," one of several songs he wrote for Sound Shapes.
Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees at the 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards!
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (read our interview with Wall here)
Neil Davidge (PRS)
Halo 4 (read our interview with Davidge here)
BEST SONG IN A GAME
"Cities" from Sound Shapes
"I Was Born for This"