Articles and Interviews with Lance

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Microsoft Research Video of AES Forza 5 Lecture

Propellerhead Rack Extensions Video

Audio Media Looks at Forza Motorsport 5

The Sound Architect Interview with Lance Hayes

BJ Shea’s Geek Nation Interview Podcast

Diversifying Your Music Career ASCAP Feature ArticleBJ Shea Geek Nation

Interview with Square Enix Music


Album Reviews

Rick Damigella reviews Forza Motorsport 3 Soundtrack for G4 TV

Stephen Fortner’s Keyboard Magazine Review of Forza 3 OST


Articles by Lance

“The Next Level” Game Music Article series for Andertons Music UK

Keyboard Magazine Blog Series (2010 – 2011)


Awards and Project Recognition

agmas2014 I’m honored that the Forza Motorsport 5 soundtrack has been nominated along with sound design for two Annual Game Music Awards. The soundtrack is up for “Outstanding Achievement – In-Game Music”


gangMy article “How to Write Compelling Music for Games“, from my Andertons Music UK “Next Level” series, is a 2013 Game Audio Network Guild Award Nominee for “Best Game Audio Article/Podcast/Publication”. More here



  • Forza Motorsport 4 Awards (2011)


  • Forza Motorsport 3 Original Soundtrack (Microsoft/Sumthing Else) – 5 out of 5 stars on iTunes and G4 dubbed it as “one of the best electronic albums of the past year” (2010)
    • Forza 3 awards (2009/2010)
      • Best Driving Game, Spike Video Game Awards
      • Driving Game of the Year, Gamespot
      • Mainstream Accessible Game of the Year, Ablegamer
      • 9.5/10, Editors’ Choice award, Gamespot
      • Best Xbox 360 Racing Game of the Year, IGN
      • Best Racing Game of the Year, G4TV
      • Best Racing Game, CNNTech
      • Best Xbox 360 Game of the Year Nominee, GameSpot
      • Crystal Award for Driving Game of the Year
      • Best Racing Game, GameTrailers


  • “Build-A-Lot”  – Zeeby winner “Best Innovative Game of 2007”



  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)ascap_member_high-res
  • The Recording Academy (GRAMMY)
  • Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG)
  • International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
  • Game Audio Network Guild (GANG)
  • DJDM Dot Com Music Publishing


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