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Video games didn’t even exist until the 1990s. Today many bands, musicians, and composers are finding success and earning their livings in video games. Some video games are as popular for their soundtracks as they are for their game play. Big names including Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, and Skrillex have made music for video games. The FIFA soundtrack is an annual showcase for international artists. Fans play the games, like the music, and want to hear it live. Musicians go on tour to play it. Symphony orchestras perform themes from games like “Final Fantasy.” This brings new audiences to concert halls.

Read more about the crossover between music and video games.

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