Here you'll find our annual Music of the Year features, concert reviews, reports of special music-centric shows such as MAGFest, and interviews with several composers.
03/15/19 Our sixth annual (even if we missed a year) celebration of the prior year's best RPG and adventure game music! Our traditional Editors' Favorites is joined by a new Overall Best of 2018 feature, a curated list of our collected staff's top 20 albums from 2018.
02/25/17 Our fifth-annual Music of the Year includes our biggest-ever collection of Editors' Favorites, and a trio of special edition Rhythm Encounter episodes clocking in at over four hours total listening time!
09/27/16 One RPGFan Editor gets to hear Final Fantasy XV's music in person, and she's pretty awestruck.
02/14/16 A four day lovefest highlighting our favorite music from 2015, with three all-new podcasts, and nine RPGFan editors' personal favorite lists.
01/15/16 Zac fills us in on his career and the album Okami Henkyokushuu Vol.2 Jazz.
08/07/15 Composer on an impressive number of titles, from Grim Fandango, to the likes of Blizzard's Hearthstone, and Double Fine's Broken Age today.
07/21/15 We attempt to maintain our awe while talking to the award-winning vocalist and songwriter about her history in - and love of - music, and much more.
05/20/15 We chat with composer Mikolai Stroinski about his career and his contributions to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
03/30/15 The music of 2014 in review. Includes editor's favorites, interviews, over 10 hours of podcasts, and more music than you knew released in 2014.
02/11/15 Thomas Böcker is back, producing another symphonic album with the London Symphony Orchesta and Final Fantasy vetteran Nobuo Uematsu. We talk to him about his process, and much more.
02/10/15 We sit down with some of the people behind the Beep documentary, and what goes into building a multi-platform documentary on the history of game music.
02/10/15 Nearly 150 photos from 2015's music celebration.
06/04/14 We interview the composer of Drakengard 3 and NIER.
03/10/14 A week-long celebration of the best game music of 2013, featuring staff picks, interviews, and a special edition of Rhythm Encounter.
01/25/14 Four of our editors take an enviable trip to the 12th Music and Games Festival.
11/29/13 Interviews and album reviews coinciding with Loudr's first Game Music Festival.
03/06/13 Bradley scores an exclusive video interview with the composer of Actraiser and the Etrian Odyssey series.
02/02/13 Stephen and Derek chat with Casey Ormond, arranger/performer of Piano Collections Final Fantasy XII.
01/16/13 An interview with one of gaming's most prolific composers.
01/16/13 A video interview and live music presentation with the director and composer of To The Moon.
12/02/12 Four editors share the best RPG music of 2012.
11/14/12 We sat down for a chat with Hitoshi Sakimoto, Kinuyo Yamashita, Noriyuki Iwadare, and Yoko Shimomura at the Video Game Orchestra.
10/23/12 We speak with Mass Effect composer Sam Hulick about his work on Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition.
08/06/12 Not a review, but a reflection twenty-five years in the making.
04/11/12 Dennis visits Boston and listens to some music.
03/09/12 What's the deal behind the man who used to work for Rare?
01/29/12 We interview Kan Gao of Freebird Games about the indie scene, To the Moon, and what's in store for the future.
01/18/12 We interview Nobuo Uematsu and Earthbound Papas at Magfest 2012.
10/25/11 We sit down with the designer and composer team for one of our favorite adventure games of 2011.
08/03/10 Europe's regional hero for game music fans speaks to us about the concerts he's produced, including his most recent concert "Symphonic Fantasies," featuring prominent Square Enix titles.
04/08/10 Indie game music from Aveyond and more, all composed by this young upstart. What's his take on the industry? And does he know more about Japanese VGM composers than us?
03/02/10 The man behind some new Japanese game music, a goth-rock band, and a lot of hair.
11/10/09 Three years in, the PLAY! concert series is still going strong. Learn about the latest developments of the show, and possible future arrangements from some of your favorite RPGs, in this interview with the show's producer.
09/15/09 A seasoned veteran in the world of game music, the BAFTA-award-winning Jeremy Soule has a chat with us about his oldest and newest works.
12/20/08 Contributor Jeriaska meets with Michiko Naruke at the "Press Start" concert in Japan. Much is revealed.
10/15/08 Mitsuda shares his thoughts on Soma Bringer and international fame. Thanks to contributor Jeriaska.
10/09/08 Producer with Disney Interactive Studios for both "Spectrobes" titles gives us his take on the budding franchise.
09/18/08 Sakimoto's partner in crime talks about Hyper Game Concert and more. Thanks to contributor Jeriaska.
04/15/08 The band discusses their music for Shadow Hearts and the Hyper Game Music concert. Thanks to contributor Jeriaska.
03/29/08 One of Square Enix's most versatile in-house composers, Ms. Tanioka, is interviewed by us. Thanks to contributor Jeriaska.
08/03/06 We watch a concert about video games and tell you about it!
05/12/04 RPGFan exposes the nitty-gritty of Square Enix's first press conference prior to E3 and the first Final Fantasy Concert in America.
02/17/08 Thanks to contributor Jeriaska, we get the 411 from this Hokkaido-based music recording studio.
12/02/02 The composer of Icewind Dale II talks with RPGFan about his work in the industry and his feelings on said work.
11/18/02 The composer of the Grandia & Lunar series talks with RPGFan about Grandia Xtreme and more.
01/20/00 This interview was conducted with Stephen Kennedy, head of KFSS Studios, who is creating the American CD "Final Fantasy: Project Majestic Mix, a Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu."