Composer Laura Shigihara has received the Game Audio Network Guild award for Best Original Pop Vocal for her Plants vs Zombies main theme, featured in the PopCap tower defense game.
Akira Yamaoka of Grasshopper Manufacture today spoke at the Game Developers Conference on the subject of inspiring game players' emotions through the use of sound. Brandon Sheffield provides a summary of the talk on Gamasutra.
Dog Ear Records director Hiroki Ogawa and musician Keita Egusa discuss the making of Nobuo Uematsu's Ten Short Stories and the Pia-Com piano arrange album.
Game Music 4 All has posted for free download Jeff Ramos's DJ Mix album paying tribute to the music of Jet Set Radio composer Hideki Naganuma.
YouTube user concreteatelier has uploaded an animated video called "the root of the heart," paying homage to Jonathan Mak and Shaw-Han Liem of the forthcoming PlayStation Vita game Sound Shapes.
CoLD SToRAGE (Gravity Crash), Chris Schlarb (NightSky), Shaw-Han Liem (Sound Shapes) and Module (Shatter) discuss writing music for digital download titles.
Square Enix's Final Fantasy XI 8th anniversary album "Memories of Dusk and Dawn" will feature music by Nobuo Uematsu, Naoshi Mizuta and Kumi Tanioka.