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The Game Awards Creator Geoff Keighley to Host 4-Episode ‘Inside The Game Awards’ Podcast, Exclusively Available on Spotify, Highlighting The Latest News for This Year’s Global Video Game Celebration
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2021) – The Game Awards and Spotify have teamed up for this year’s The Game Awards, taking place as a live, in-person ceremony at the Microsoft Theater on Thursday, December 9. Spotify will serve as an exclusive audio streaming partner for the video game industry’s annual event, which delivered more than 83 million livestreams in 2020. This 360 degree partnership will include content and in-show elements, including the announcement of the most streamed Spotify artists and songs on gaming platforms.


In addition, The Game Awards creator, executive producer and host Geoff Keighley is hosting a special 4-episode Inside The Game Awards podcast, exclusively available on Spotify beginning today, highlighting the latest news on the awards ceremony, including the incredible nominees for this year’s show, and a look at the musical elements of the show, including the return of The Game Awards Orchestra.


“We’re happy to welcome Spotify as our exclusive audio streaming partner for The Game Awards as we celebrate video games and the incredible people behind them,” said Geoff Keighley, creator, executive producer and host of The Game Awards. “We’ve always strived to bring the community together, and working with Spotify will help us reach audiences around the world who use the platform as a means to listen to music and podcasts.”


During The Game Awards, Spotify will reveal breaking news on the most listened to Spotify artists and songs on gaming platforms globally in 2021.


More information on the  Inside The Game Awards podcast and how to tune into The Game Awards ceremony on Thursday, December 9 on Spotify can be found on


About The Game Awards

Delivering over 83 million livestreams in 2020 and hailed as “the Oscars for gaming world” by the New York Times, The Game Awards is one of the largest live streamed events of the year on the Internet. The show brings together game creators, esports athletes, digital influencers, fans and Hollywood for a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres and musical performances that celebrate gaming as the most powerful, inspiring and immersive form of entertainment. The Awards airs live and free across more than 40 digital video networks including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and globally digital networks in countries including China and India.


The Game Awards is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Rob Kostich, President), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer), Google (Phil Harrison, VP and GM, Stadia), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, EVP of Gaming), Nintendo of America (Doug Bowser, President), Riot Games (Marc Merrill, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President) and Tencent (Steven Ma, Senior Vice President).


About Spotify

Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 70 millions tracks, including more than 3.2 million podcast titles, for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features for music including improved sound quality and an on-demand, offline and ad-free music listening experience. Today, Spotify is the world's most popular audio streaming subscription service with 381m users, including 172m subscribers, across 182 markets.

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