Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF RESIDENT EVIL 5 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Music Composed by Kota Suzuki, Hideki Okugawa, Akihiko Narita and Seiko Kobuchi

New York - May 26th, 2009 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Capcom®, proudly presents Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the new generation of the fear-inducing video game series. The Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack 3-CD set is released today to retail through Sumthing Else Music Works (www.sumthing.com). The physical CD is distributed by Sumthing Distribution and the digital release is available on Sumthing Digital (www.sumthingdigital.com) and iTunes®.

The Resident Evil® series has sold over 40 million units since the original game was released in 1996 and has spawned a multi-million dollar trilogy of films from Sony Pictures. Winning numerous awards and widespread positive reviews, Resident Evil® 5 is one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed games of the year. Game Informer honored Resident Evil 5 with "Game of the Month" status and an impressive 9.5/10 review score while PlayStation: The Official Magazine rated Resident Evil 5 with a perfect five-out-of-five score, remarking that "RE5 takes the co-op experience to a new level and reinvigorates the survival horror genre in the process."

Lead Composer Kota Suzuki: "As the look of the game has changed from the previous series, I spent many hours trying to figure out how to approach it with music. We tend to relate horror with darkness, but this time the game takes place in Africa with a blazing hot sun." I contemplated on how I could stir the player's emotion by music embodying two opposite elements? After much trial and error, the director came up with a key phrase 'panic horror.' And from there, I put my focus on panic-stricken music for the players. In fact, I did often get panicky while playing this game myself. I wonder what your experiences will be?"

Co-producer and series veterans Jun Takeuchi (Lost Planet®) and Masachika Kawata (Resident Evil® 4 Wii Edition, Resident Evil®: Umbrella Chronicles) unleash an unprecedented level of fear for the new generation in Resident Evil 5, the sequel to one of the highest-rated videogames in history according to Metacritic.com and Gamerankings.com. Delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control, Resident Evil 5 brings new fans to the series across the globe. For more information on Resident Evil 5 please visit http://www.residentevil.com/.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit http://www.sumthing.com/ and http://www.sumthingdigital.com/.

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site,
http://www.capcom.com/.

Street Resident Evil, Capcom, Lost Planet, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned song writer, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie Studios, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos Interactive, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Microsoft, Mistwalker, Rare, SEGA, Silicon Knights, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft. Their catalogue of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning titles including: Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament 3 and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF STREET FIGHTER IV ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


The Next Generation Soundtrack for the Premier Fighting Series composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa

New York – May 21st, 2009 – Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Capcom®, proudly presents Street Fighter IV Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the next-generation installment of the legendary fighting series. The Street Fighter IV Original Soundtrack 2-CD set is released on May 26, 2009 to retail through Sumthing Else Music Works (http://www.sumthing.com/). The physical CD will be distributed by Sumthing Distribution and the digital release will be available on Sumthing Digital (http://www.sumthingdigital.com/) and iTunes®.

Capcom and Hideyuki Fukasawa’s Street Fighter IV Original Soundtrack offers all the pulse-pounding beats that highlight the game’s dramatic fights, reflects the Street Fighter characters’ international flavor, and offers exciting new directions for classic Street Fighter melodies. For both long-time Street Fighter fans and newcomers, Street Fighter IV OST is an energetic, ambitious fighting game soundtrack capturing the intense experience of the undisputed heavyweight champion of the next generation fighting genre.

Street Fighter® IV brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter® II, and infusing them with Capcom’s latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience that re-introduces the world to the time-honored tradition of virtual martial arts. For more information visit http://www.streetfighter.com/.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit http://www.sumthing.com/ and http://www.sumthingdigital.com/.

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site,
www.capcom.com.

Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Capcom, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990’s by the world-renowned song writer, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world’s leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie Studios, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos Interactive, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Microsoft, Mistwalker, Rare, SEGA, Silicon Knights, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft. Their catalogue of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning titles including: Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament 3 and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other names of products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Monday, May 11, 2009

CAPCOM® PARTNERS WITH SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK CATALOG IN NORTH AMERICA

Award-winning Label to Distribute Digital and Physical Soundtrack Albums including Bionic Commando®, Resident Evil®, Dead Rising™, Street Fighter® and Monster Hunter

New York – May 11th, 2009 – Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a multiple-title licensing partnership with Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, to release the original soundtrack albums for best-selling franchises including Bionic Commando®, Resident Evil®, Dead Rising™, Street Fighter® and Monster Hunter. Under the terms of the agreement, Sumthing Else Music Works will license Capcom’s catalog for distribution on digital and physical formats in North America. Physical CDs will be distributed by Sumthing Distribution and digital releases will be available on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®.

“We are very excited to partner with Capcom in bringing their video game soundtracks to the North American market,” said Andy Uterano, President of Sumthing Else Music Works. “Our mission as a label is to support and enhance the lifestyle experience of the gamer by offering the latest and greatest soundtracks so they can enjoy and revisit their favorite gaming moments through the music.”

Building on its reputation as the industry leader for licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, the deal with Capcom further expands Sumthing’s growing list of partnerships with the world’s top video game developers and publishers and continues its tradition as a distributor of high quality entertainment products for the gaming consumer.

The deal announced today with Capcom includes the following titles:

Bionic Commando®

Resident Evil® 5

Street Fighter® IV

Dead Rising™: Chop Till You Drop

Dark Void™

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite™

Spyborgs™

Release dates for each album will be announced shortly.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site,
www.capcom.com.

Bionic Commando, Dead Rising, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Capcom, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Spyborgs and Dark Void are trademarks of Capcom Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990’s by the world-renowned song writer, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world’s leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie Studios, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos Interactive, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Microsoft, Mistwalker, Rare, SEGA, Silicon Knights, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft. Their catalogue of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning titles including: Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament 3 and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other names of products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

LICENSE TO THRILL MUSIC SIGNS AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL MCCANN

New Music Publishing Company Partners with Acclaimed Composer of "Splinter Cell" and "ReGenesis"

Las Vegas, NV - May 5th, 2009 - License To Thrill Music LLC (http://www.licensetothrillmusic.com/), an independent music publisher providing one-stop music synchronization and licensing for advertising, films, television, radio, movie trailers, video games and new media, today announced a music publishing partnership with highly acclaimed Canadian composer Michael McCann. License To Thrill Music will represent original works by Michael McCann available for use in advertising, film, TV and other media productions.

Michael McCann's broadcast and composing resume includes some of the biggest companies in entertainment and advertising such as Deutsch Inc., Fox, MTV, Ogilvy & Mather, NBC, Alliance Atlantis and Ubisoft. His music credits range from national branding spots, (BP, The Gap / Old Navy); title music for multiple television series including ReGenesis (nominated for Best TV Theme at the Hollywood Music Awards); film and videogame trailers (Tom Clancy's EndWar, The Law of Enclosures); full game scores (including his award-winning music to Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Double Agent); and original / licensed music for TV programs from VH1, LifeTime TV and Alliance Atlantis.

"License To Thrill Music is proud to partner with leading composer Michael McCann to promote and service his latest original works for placement in multimedia," said Valerie Vickers, A&R/Licensing Manager for License To Thrill Music. "Michael already has many internationally renowned commercial projects to his name and his music portfolio asserts an engaging appeal that is undeniably unique, identifiable, and commercially compatible on a global scale."

License To Thrill Music offers a boutique roster of commercially-driven and imaginative-thinking music and artists that enables a company, brand or medium to enhance, inspire and transcend their messaging. The team behind License To Thrill Music has worked on platinum selling records, films, #1 hit singles and critically acclaimed album releases by some of the biggest names in music, spanning a period of over 25 years in the music business with innovative artists such as Bjork, The Cure, Kraftwerk and Happy Mondays, and a decade of interactive entertainment marketing for global markets promoting soundtracks from the world's top video game companies including Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft. For more information please visit http://www.licensetothrillmusic.com/.

All names of companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.