Jeremy Soule wins at MTVs 2006 VMAs
But who is Jeremy Soule you ask? Well in my opinion he’s one of the greatest (if not the best) music composers for video games ever. And last night Mr. Soule won the first annual MTV composer of the best video game score. What game did he win for? It was of course, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. From the mouth of the man himself:
“It’s truly an honor to be selected by a world audience for this award. The team at Bethesda Game Studios created a truly great game and it was a privilege to work with such talented people. I also want to give special thanks to Oblivion creator Todd Howard for allowing me the creative freedom to experiment with the score. With this award tonight, I feel that Oblivion has been one of the most memorable and enjoyable projects of my career. For those that have followed my music and supported me over the years, please know that I appreciate your kindness and love for my work! Thank you for your vote and for helping to highlight the music of this emerging medium.” – Jeremy Soule
I first heard of Jeremy Soule when I bought the game Guild Wars. With the game came a free download of its soundtrack. So I downloaded it and listened to it. I loved it. The composer was of course Jeremy Soule. And his name stuck with me ever since. Then a year or two later when Oblivion was in the making, I heard that Jeremy Soule would be composing the soundtrack for it as well. Knowing that he was doing the music is one of the reasons why I got Oblivion.
Finally, Mr. Soule also composed the soundtrack for the newest shooting game, Prey. When I bought Prey I got the Collector’s Edition which came with the free soundtrack. At the time I didn’t know Jeremy Soule did the soundtrack for Prey. But when I found out I just had to download it. Sure enough, it rocks just like all his other work.
So this post is to you Mr. Soule on the fantastic job you’re doing. Keep it up. And congratulations on your award. Wear it proud because you deserve it.