Masters of VGM is BACK for 2023! Many of your favorite video game music podcasts are returning, this time to celebrate composers who we feel might have missed out last year because they were either too new or not well-known enough to be immediately considered “masters” of the craft. However, as we hope to showcase this year, many of them are truly gifted in spite of their up-and-coming status, or are simply unsung heroes of VGM composition.

So please join us once again in June (give or take a couple weeks) 2023 as we collectively celebrate the Masters of VGM: Unsung and Up-and-Coming composers who have provided us with the music we all love!

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In the final episode of the #mastersofvgm event, we get to hear friend of the show Prof Jeff’s picks!

finally got around to listening to @TheVGMbassy episode for #MastersofVGM and it did not disappoint! That Tim Follin track was sick!

Here’s Part 2 of VGMVGM’s #MastersofVGM – well, part 1 of Part 2 😅 At 3.5 hours long the final cut was conveniently splittable into three parts, so you’ll be getting thrice the fun this week! Here ProfJeff joins me to discuss my MoVGM honorable mentions.

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    Welcome back! This month barSILENCE is celebrating the Masters of VGM podcasting event with two shows. For this episode we’re going to listen to music from my first two selections for as Masters of VGM, Jun Chikuma and Yasunori Mitsuda.

  • Shujin Academy VGM Club Episode 13 – Masters of VGM I: First, Final (Nobuo Uematsu)

    All your favorite VGM podcasters are doing a series called “Masters of VGM”, where we do episodes devoted to our four favorite video game composers. For my first entry into this series, I’m going through the greatest hits (and a few other songs) of my favorite VGM composer, Nobuo Uematsu.

  • RE-VGM

    Welcome to one of the four episodes in “The Masters of VGM”, an event during the month of June in which participating VGM podcasters get to talk about their love and admiration for certain composers.

    This week’s episode will focus on Hitoshi Sakimoto, a composer who started wanting to learn how to make video games and ended up founding a company that composes music and produces sound effects for them. We’ll be playing several songs, from his earliest solo piece to his current work. We’ll also talk about his relationship with Square, a few of the composers he’s worked with, and some of his influences.

    So, sit back and enjoy Part One of “The Masters of VGM”.

  • WaveBack Episode 151: Masters of VGM Vol. 1

    Matt and Kris join up with various other podcasters for Masters of VGM, a month-long celebration of the very best in video game music composers. This week’s episode is all about Kris’s picks. Two are obvious, and two may be a bit less so. Enjoy!


    Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

    Oh baby, it’s the Masters of VGM throughout the month of June and of course, the Last Wave is kicking things off with four certified JAM MASTERS of VGM – you know the names, you love the music, if you’ve listened to this show at all, these composers come as no surprise. Plus, we’ve got a special request that just happens to be an honorable mention. Be sure to check out the Masters of VGM website for updates and all the shows participating in this month’s shenanigans. And if you want to dive deeper into Abo and Nishino’s works, subscribe to our Patreon.

  • Pixel Beat [77] Masters of VGM

    A special episode, in conjunction with various other VGM podcasts celebrating the musical achievements of their most loved, respected and influential VGM composers. A hall of fame of composers from the perspective of numerous VGM podcast creators. These four musical masters are the ones that I keep coming back to and these songs are the ones that I connect with their respective creators. It is a very personal list. Please enjoy this very special episode, featuring the music from Masashi Hamauzu, Nobuo Uematsu, Tomohito Nishiura and Yasunori Mitsuda.

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