Sea of Thieves soundtrack rises above its competition.
The 64th annual Ivor Novello Awards has just wrapped up at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London and the winners of The Ivors 2019 have been announced.
Sponsored by PRS for Music, The Ivors celebrates British and Irish songwriting and composing across fourteen different categories – this year 29 individual songwriters and composers were presented with awards, 83% of whom were first-time winners.
Three games were nominated for the ‘Best Original Video Game Score’ this year: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Q.U.B.E. 2, and Sea of Thieves.
Sea of Thieves beat out the competition with composer Robin Beanland taking home the award.
Developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios, Sea of Thieves is a pirate-themed multiplayer action-adventure game for Xbox One and Windows.
“The Ivors judges praised the score’s tight integration with the game, skilled usage of diegetic and non-diegetic music as well as Beanland’s highly accomplished composition and orchestration.”
Other categories this year include ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Contemporary Song’, ‘Best Original Film Score’, ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’, ‘Best Television Soundtrack’, and ‘PRS Most Performed Work’.
Head over to the Ivors Academy website for the full list of winners.