Classic FM launching videogame music show

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by Trelliz » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:31 am

Classic FM will run an hour-long show on videogame music for six weeks starting April 22nd, Saturdays 9-10pm

This is an interesting turn-up, I remember several years ago people block-voted some music from Final Fantasy into their annual top 100 chart but this is a welcome development. I probably won't listen live but will certainly catch it on iplayer.
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by lex-man » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:37 pm

Classic fm is a private station it won't be on iplayer
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by Trelliz » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:38 pm

lex-man wrote:Classic fm is a private station it won't be on iplayer


strawberry float I was thinking of Radio 3. FML.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by NickSCFC » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:07 pm

TuneIn Radio anyone?
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by Rax » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:20 pm

Radio Garden is pretty handy for listening to radio online, has pretty cool Google Earth style interface too.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Lotus » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:28 pm

If you use the Classic FM app you can listen to shows up to 7 days after they've first been broadcast.

And I listen to the station reasonably frequently and hear the odd piece of videogame music. I've heard pieces from Super Mario Galaxy, Hitman, Final Fantasy, Bioshock, etc. There does seem to be a group who are quite opposed to the idea of them playing videogame music though, and said music featuring in their charts and such. Not sure how a dedicated show will go down. :slol:
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by Fade » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:53 pm

Lotus wrote:If you use the Classic FM app you can listen to shows up to 7 days after they've first been broadcast.

And I listen to the station reasonably frequently and hear the odd piece of videogame music. I've heard pieces from Super Mario Galaxy, Hitman, Final Fantasy, Bioshock, etc. There does seem to be a group who are quite opposed to the idea of them playing videogame music though, and said music featuring in their charts and such. Not sure how a dedicated show will go down. :slol:

That seems a bit close minded. Although I doubt that those kind of people have a favourable view of games.

If something is of a certain genre who cares what medium it came from?
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by Trelliz » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:59 pm

Fade wrote:That seems a bit close minded. Although I doubt that those kind of people have a favourable view of games.


Pretty much this considering their target demographic who probably view mobile phones with fear and suspicion.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by KK » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:04 pm

Classic FM is very popular with students of the University variety. They've done videogame music shows before; one just before Christmas, in fact. Zelda, Skyrim and Final Fantasy were very prominent. Nothing I really knew though.

I was hoping for a bit of Broken Sword, Uncharted and MGS personally.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Super Dragon 64 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:08 pm

I'm excited! :toot: I enjoy hearing video game tracks in the top 100 so having a whole show is a welcome progression. I'll probably use the app to listen to it after it has been broadcast.
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by Jazzem » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:41 pm

Great stuff :) I remember driving home from errands one day and being shocked to hear "And now we'll be playing a Turrican 2 suite" shortly after turning Classic FM on. T'was glorious!
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Vishvanath » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:39 am

I'll be tuning in
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by lex-man » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:05 am

Apparently they are working on an improved listen again feature. If I'm in I'll try and listen.

http://www.classicfm.com/radio/shows-pr ... ten-again/
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by KK » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:01 pm

Starts tomorrow night at 9pm. They've been plugging it all day.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Fade wrote:That seems a bit close minded. Although I doubt that those kind of people have a favourable view of games.


Pretty much this considering their target demographic who probably view mobile phones with fear and suspicion.


I wonder if the same people have an issue with movie soundtracks being played?
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by Karl » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:04 pm

Moggy wrote:I wonder if the same people have an issue with movie soundtracks being played?


I've definitely heard people say things like "film and game soundtracks are just entertainment, not real art" or whatever. It's a stupid opinion but there you go.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Qikz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:07 pm

you heard it here first. real music isnt entertaining.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:08 pm

Karl wrote:
Moggy wrote:I wonder if the same people have an issue with movie soundtracks being played?


I've definitely heard people say things like "film and game soundtracks are just entertainment, not real art" or whatever. It's a stupid opinion but there you go.


You just know that there were a few people in 1812 who were whining that this new chap "Beethoven" was all very well for the masses, but he just isn't quality art like classic Mozart.
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by Karl » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:16 pm

Moggy wrote:
Karl wrote:
Moggy wrote:I wonder if the same people have an issue with movie soundtracks being played?


I've definitely heard people say things like "film and game soundtracks are just entertainment, not real art" or whatever. It's a stupid opinion but there you go.


You just know that there were a few people in 1812 who were whining that this new chap "Beethoven" was all very well for the masses, but he just isn't quality art like classic Mozart.


The word "impressionist" was coined as a slur by art snobs in the 1870s, because the works of Claude Monet weren't considered by them to be proper paintings.
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PostRe: Classic FM launching videogame music show
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:25 pm

Karl wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Karl wrote:
Moggy wrote:I wonder if the same people have an issue with movie soundtracks being played?


I've definitely heard people say things like "film and game soundtracks are just entertainment, not real art" or whatever. It's a stupid opinion but there you go.


You just know that there were a few people in 1812 who were whining that this new chap "Beethoven" was all very well for the masses, but he just isn't quality art like classic Mozart.


The word "impressionist" was coined as a slur by art snobs in the 1870s, because the works of Claude Monet weren't considered by them to be proper paintings.


Maybe we are guilty of that sort of snobbery as well and one day people will be laughing at us because we turned our noses up at such classics as "The Only Way is Essex" and "Keeping up with the Kardashians"? ;)

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