The Secret World and Journey in the Running for Music+Sound Awards

Funcom and Sony to compete at "the only Awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role that music and sound design play in the world of visual media."
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The second UK Music+Sound Awards are being held in London on Thursday 21st February and will see The Secret World and Journey amongst those representing the video game industry in a celebration of audio excellence across the realm of entertainment media.

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The award for Best Original Composition: Gaming has four nominees; The Secret World (Marc Canham/Simon Poole), Journey (Austin Wintory), Wonder Book: Book of Spells (Joe Thwaites, Jim Fowler) and Dear Esther (Jessica Curry).

The Secret World is also competing in the Best Sync/Use of Existing Music: Trailers + Promos for its use of Max Richter and Dinah Washington’s On the Nature of Daylight – This Bitter Earth’ in the 2012 The Secret World Launch Trailer. The other nominees include Playstation’s Gamescon 2012 trailer, some British television trailers and the movie trailer for Lawless, which features music from The Heavy, who will also be performing at the ceremony.

The Music+Sound Awards were launched in 2011 to “fill the gap left by other media awards programmes that fail to recognise music and sound design in the advertising, film, television and gaming industries” and last year’s video game winners were James Bond 007 Blood Stone and the Dead Island trailer.


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Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.