Thursday, December 10, 2009

LICENSE TO THRILL MUSIC SIGNS AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER JESPER KYD

Independent Music Publishing Company Partners with Acclaimed Composer of "Assassin's Creed II," "Assassin's Creed," and "Hitman" Series

Las Vegas, NV - December 10, 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 BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd. License To Thrill Music represents original music composed by Jesper Kyd available for use in advertising, film, TV and other media productions.

Jesper Kyd’s music for blockbuster franchises such as ASSASSIN'S CREED and the HITMAN series has received awards and nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Canadian ELAN Awards, Hollywood Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. His original score for ASSASSIN'S CREED II was recently awarded Best Original Score at The Hollywood Music In Media Awards and is nominated for Best Original Score at the Spike TV Video Game Awards and for Best Original Soundtrack by G4TV.

"We're proud to announce our partnership with illustrious composer Jesper Kyd," said Valerie Vickers, A&R/Licensing Manager for License To Thrill Music. "Renowned for creating stylish and inspirational original soundtracks which help capture the attention and imagination of millions worldwide, Jesper Kyd's music enhances epic cinematic productions with emotional depth and immersion."

License To Thrill Music features a boutique roster of imaginative-thinking artists and uniquely identifiable music that inspires and transcends a company or brand’s 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/.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FORZA MOTORSPORT® 3 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Ambient Electronica Score Composed and Produced by Lance Hayes aka DJ Drunken Master

New York - December 7th, 2009 - Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Forza Motorsport® 3 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music from the critically acclaimed racing game developed exclusively for Xbox 360. Created by the veteran team at Turn 10 Studios of Microsoft Game Studios, Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars. Forza Motorsport 3 Original Soundtrack will release on Dec. 8 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®.

Forza Motorsport 3 Original Soundtrack includes 90 minutes of ambient electronica music created by award-winning composer and producer Lance Hayes aka DJ Drunken Master. The soundtrack features a broad range of music styles and overall chill demeanor encompassing primarily electronica, ambient and downtempo with forays into ambient breaks, illbient and acid jazz.

Composer Lance Hayes said, “This was truly a rare and amazing project to work on. I knew it had to be perfect because this was Forza but we also agreed that it had to be music that could stand on its own. We were looking for the right balance of listen-ability and edge.”

With breathtaking high-definition graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, Forza Motorsport 3 includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to make the game a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels. For more information on Forza Motorsport 3, please visit http://www.forzamotorsport.net/.

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 Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990’s by the world-renowned songwriter, 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: Borderlands, InFamous, Halo 3: ODST, 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 III, Freedom Fighters and many others.

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