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25 Jan 2024

Video Game Music Revitalizes Classical Music Market

Video game music's impact [extends beyond gaming](https://theconversation.com/how-video-game-soundtracks-are-influencing-a-new-generation-of-musicians-and-music-lovers-219423?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1705676281), attracting new audiences to classical music through concerts and orchestras. Popular events like [MAGFest](https://super.magfest.org/), [Video Games Live](https://www.videogameslive.com/), and [Distant Worlds](https://ffdistantworlds.com/) feature game music, revitalizing orchestras with sold-out shows. Cities like Washington DC and London host video game orchestras, with artists like Lacey Johnson performing classic game music. Despite the industry's success, challenges include layoffs and streaming revenue issues. However, initiatives like Game Audio London and labels like [GameGrooves](https://gamegrooves.com/) support artists.