Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF MADWORLD OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK


Original HipHop Songs Produced by Composer Naoto Tanaka feature Exclusive Performances from OX, Doujah Raze, Sick-YG, Bandy Leggz, Wordsmith, S.O.U.L. Purpose, Optimus

New York - June 30th, 2009 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with SEGA®, proudly presents MADWORLD™ Official Soundtrack featuring 20 original HipHop songs from the inventive third person action game developed by PlatinumGames. MADWORLD Official Soundtrack is released today to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®.

MADWORLD Official Soundtrack includes all 20 original songs from the game produced by PlatinumGames composer Naoto Tanaka in collaboration with HipHop and Rap artists OX, Doujah Raze, Sick-YG, Bandy Leggz, Wordsmith, S.O.U.L. Purpose, and Optimus. Featuring explicit lyrics, the provocative soundtrack reflects MADWORLD's highly stylized graphics and visceral gameplay.

"There are a total of 20 tracks on the MADWORLD soundtrack and they are all original songs that we produced especially for the game," said composer and soundtrack producer Naoto Tanaka. "I would make the backing tracks (or the beats) and then we would hand them off to these talented artists to get their performances. It was a pretty big challenge, especially as it was my first time with this kind of collaboration, but I think luck was on my side and it turned out to be extremely successful."

Driven into quarantine and chaos in Varrigan City, you take on the character role of Jack in MADWORLD's challenging storyline, as you experience over-the-top action combined with fast and instinctive arcade-style gameplay and a multitude of outrageous moves. With its irreverent humor and survival of the fittest gameplay in a graphic novel world, MADWORLD delivers a unique gaming experience on the Wii. For more information on the game, please visit www.madworldgame.com.

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.

SEGA, the SEGA logo and Empire: Total War and Viking: Battle For Asgard are registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. The Creative Assembly is a trademark of The Creative Assembly Limited. All rights reserved.

About SEGA®
CorporationSEGA® Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® Corporation's Web site is located at
http://sega.jp.

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: Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, 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, June 29, 2009

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF BANJO-KAZOOIE: NUTS & BOLTS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Original Music by Robin Beanland, Grant Kirkhope and David Clynick

New York - June 29th, 2009 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Banjo-Kazooie™: Nuts & Bolts Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the third installment of the Banjo-Kazooie series developed by Rare Ltd. The soundtrack album be released on June 30th to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®.

Famed game developer Rare Ltd. has revived one of its most beloved and successful franchises exclusively on Xbox 360. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in stunning high definition for a unique adventure of epic proportions.

The Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Original Soundtrack features original musical compositions by Robin Beanland (Killer Instinct, Conker's Bad Fur Day), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie) and David Clynick (Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark Zero).

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts brings an entirely new experience to the console and takes the franchise to a whole new innovative level of enjoyment. High-definition graphics, user-created content and online gameplay are just three of the many advances people of all ages and skill levels will discover as they embark on their adventure. For more information on the game please visit www.banjo-kazooie.com.

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 Rare
Founded in 1985 and based in the United Kingdom, Rare Ltd. is one of the world's leading video game developers and has masterminded some of the most popular video games in history, including multimillion-dollar sellers "GoldenEye," "Perfect Dark," "Banjo-Kazooie" and the "Donkey Kong Country" series. From 2005 to 2006, Rare released "Perfect Dark Zero," "Kameo: Elements of Power" and "Viva Piñata" for Xbox 360. Rare continues to entertain the world with the releases of "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts" and "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise". For further information visit
www.rare.co.uk.

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: Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, 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.

Friday, June 26, 2009

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF EMPIRE: TOTAL WAR – THE SOUNDTRACK


Epic Original Score Performed by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra

New York – June 25th, 2009 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with SEGA®, proudly presents Empire: Total War™ – The Soundtrack featuring the musical score from the latest installment of The Creative Assembly’s multi award winning Total War™ PC gaming franchise. Empire: Total War – The Soundtrack will be released on June 30th to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works http://www.sumthing.com/, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital http://www.sumthingdigital.com/ and iTunes®.

Empire: Total War - The Soundtrack features the epic orchestral score composed by Richard Beddow (Viking: Battle For Asgard), Richard Birdsall, Walter Nair, Simon Ravn and performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra at the Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava. The score was orchestrated and conducted by Nic Raine (Viking: Battle For Asgard) and the soundtrack was produced by lead composer Richard Beddow.

“Undertaking the challenge of the music production for Empire: Total War was no simple task,” said composer Richard Beddow. “The game needed music to convey its size and breadth, covering the various countries at war, delicately accompanying campaign gameplay and underpinning the various cinematics and events in the game.”

Empire: Total War is set in the 18th century, a turbulent era that is the most requested by Total War’s loyal fan base and a period alive with global conflict, revolutionary fervor and technological advances. With themes such as the Industrial Revolution, America’s struggle for independence, the race to control Eastern trade routes and the globalization of war on land and sea, Empire: Total War delivers one of the richest and most dynamic PC RTS game experiences of all time. For more information on the game, please visit http://www.totalwar.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/.

SEGA, the SEGA logo and Empire: Total War and Viking: Battle For Asgard are registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. The Creative Assembly is a trademark of The Creative Assembly Limited. All rights reserved.

About SEGA® Corporation
SEGA® Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outsidethe home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement centeroperations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment softwareproducts for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and thosemanufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA®Corporation's Web site is located at
http://sega.jp.

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: Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, 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.