Pop-Culture Consciousness

BusinessWeek online has another excellent article. This time on the emerging popularity of videogame music. For old school Quake fans, this will come as no surprise – Nine Inch Nails was doing game music years ago. And although more popular bands like Front Line Assembly get more attention for their game efforts, within gaming circles musicians like Kevin Riepl and Bill Brown have the attention of their fans as well.

What’s more interesting to me is how this relates to other game and virtual world content. There are popular figures within the gaming community unknown to the general public – texture artists, skinners, modelers, aso – who may some day garner the same kind of attention we know reserve for traditional artisans.

(edit – turns out Wired is carrying a similar article today)