Monday, November 21, 2011

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES CAPCOM MUSIC COLLECTION VOLUME ONE


Retro Game Music Classics from the 8-Bit and 16-Bit Era

New York - November 14th, 2011 - Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Capcom U.S.A., Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, proudly presents Capcom® Music Collection Volume One: 1984 – 1985. This exclusive collection features classic video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era created by Capcom Sound Team such as Commando, Ghosts ‘N Goblins® and 1942. Capcom Music Collection Volume One is available for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites. The album was arranged, produced and mastered by Billy Bell for Sunnyside Sound NYC.

Track listing:

Vulgus
Son Son
Pirate Ship Higemaru
1942
Exed Exes®
Commando
Ghosts 'N Goblins
Ghosts 'N Goblins Continued
Gun Smoke
Gun Smoke Continued
Section Z
Section Z Continued
1942 (NES)
Ghosts 'N Goblins Hunter
Self-Realization

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

About Sumthing Else Music Works
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, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Space Marine, InFamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, 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.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Exed Exes, Ghosts ‘N Goblins, Capcom, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THE SOUNDTRACK


Eclectic Urban Score Composed and Produced by Malcolm Kirby Jr.

New York – November TBC, 2011 – Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc. proudly presents Saints Row®: The Third™ – The Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Saints Row: The Third, the open world action-adventure video game developed by Volition, Inc.® and published by THQ Inc. Saints Row: The Third is scheduled to be released for Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, and PC on November 15th. Written and produced by composer/artist/musician Malcolm Kirby Jr. (Brooklyn’s Finest, Cop Out, Pimp My Ride, The Love Guru) the original soundtrack album is now available at retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Set in the fictional city of Steelport, Saints Row: The Third gives players control of the Saints, an urban street gang at the height of their power. Steelport is ripe for the taking, and it’s up to you to make the city your own. Mold the skyline based on your choices, outfit your crew in classy gangster gear, dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold and make life-or-death decisions that will change Steelport, and the Saints, forever.

Composer Malcolm Kirby Jr. “I am a huge fan of both Saints Row and Saints Row 2 so when the opportunity came to score Saints Row: The Third I was ecstatic. Saints Row: The Third is such an insane game and everything is just pushing it way over the top. This type of thinking and attitude definitely influenced the diverse nature of the score/soundtrack.”

As a prolific live musician Malcolm Kirby Jr. has performed and recorded with artists such as The Campbell Brothers, Fred Wesley, Lenny Castro, Kenny Wollesen, Tommy Campbell, The Respect Sextet, Steve Gadd, John Medeski, Terrence Howard, Will Bernard and many others. In addition to performing worldwide, Malcolm Kirby Jr. has composed music for the films “Cop Out”, “The Love Guru”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, TV shows such as “CSI”, “Numb3rs”, “Pimp My Ride”, “Medium”, “Law and Order” as well as video games.

Malcolm Kirby Jr. describes the different music styles heard in Saints Row: The Third, “Each gang has its own theme and the textural characteristics are completely different for each, ranging from menacing orchestral to gangster hip hop to heavy metal. I think the biggest challenge was coming up with themes of completely different textural styles and making them still feel related and unified in the context of the game which was also the most enjoyable aspect of scoring Saints Row: The Third. Volition and THQ have such an amazing vision for this game and it is truly an honor working with them.”

To learn more about Saints Row: The Third, visit www.saintsrow.com.

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

About Sumthing Else Music Works
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, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Gears of War 3, InFamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, 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.

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

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. Saints Row, Saints Row: The Third, THQ, Volition, Inc. and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

All other trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY SOUNDTRACK DOUBLE CD ALBUM


Brand New Recordings of The Classic Halo: Combat Evolved Soundtrack Originally Created By Martin O’Donnell And Michael Salvatori; 2-CD Set Now Available To Pre-Order

New York - November 10th, 2011 - Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Studios, proudly presents Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Soundtrack featuring new orchestrations of the classic Halo: Combat Evolved music originally created by award-winning composers Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Soundtrack will be available as a 2-disc CD album released to retail outlets worldwide on November 15th through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com and for digital download at Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history; Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a spectacularly remastered version of the original Halo campaign. In addition to all of the new features, achievements, challenges and new fiction to uncover, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary includes six of the most popular multiplayer maps in the history of Halo and one new Firefight map for cooperative play over Xbox LIVE®.

For more information on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, please visit www.xbox.com/haloanniversary.

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 Sumthing Else Music Works
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, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, InFamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, 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.

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

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CALL OF DUTY ENDOWMENT TO TAP PROCEEDS FROM CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE® 3 SOUNDTRACK


Activision and Composer Brian Tyler Unite To Help Returning Veterans

Santa Monica, CA - November 9, 2011 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and celebrated composer Brian Tyler announced today that they will donate all proceeds from the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 soundtrack to The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help returning soldiers transition back to civilian life, find work and establish careers.

"We couldn't be happier to have Brian Tyler onboard for Modern Warfare® 3," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "If you're an action fan you certainly know his work. It's a pleasure to partner with Brian Tyler and Call of Duty® fans around the world to assist real-world soldiers in need."

"I am so excited to be the composer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," said Brian Tyler. "I feel privileged to be able to contribute to the building of the Call of Duty Endowment. It is a true honor!"

Tyler has scored more than 50 films, including Eagle Eye, Fast & Furious and The Expendables. His elemental grasp of the action genre has yielded a stunning 20-track original score for 2011's most eagerly awaited entertainment release. The soundtrack is now available for digital download at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other major digital media retailers for $.99 per track.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

About the Call of Duty Endowment
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation created by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help soldiers transitioning to civilian life find work and establish careers and to assist organizations that provide job placement and training. For more information about The Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.

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ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY and MODERN WARFARE are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

Monday, November 7, 2011

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES DEEPAK CHOPRA'S LEELA SOUNDTRACK


Ethereal Soundtrack Experience for Mind, Body and Spirit Released on CD and Digital Download November 15

New York - November 7th, 2011 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc. proudly presents Deepak Chopra's Leela™ Soundtrack featuring the original music soundtrack from Deepak Chopra's Leela, an innovative interactive experience that combines ancient relaxation and meditation techniques with home entertainment technology. Developed by Curious Pictures and published by THQ, Deepak Chopra's Leela will debut in November on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and on Nintendo Wii™. The ambient soundtrack album is scheduled for release as a 2-CD set on November 15th, 2011 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Deepak Chopra, prolific author and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, invites you to a one-of-a-kind experience to rebalance and revitalize through chakra-based meditations, and to cultivate a more creative, harmonious life through play. Breaking the boundaries of what has ever been created for video game systems, Leela is not a game. Leela invokes whole-body movement and breathing techniques to relax you and bring focus, energy and balance to your life. Executive Producer Lewis Kofsky from Curious Pictures states that, "The sound of Leela draws from traditional string instruments and drums to modern electronica and dubstep. Musicians were selected who could be true to ancient traditions while creating authentic timeless soundscapes." The soundtrack combines the rich and restorative sounds and musical movements from this progressive concept.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1
Play Mixes


1. Origin
by Brent Arnold
with Brent Arnold cello and electronics
with Matt Kilmer on percussion
©2011 Songs of THQ

2. Life
by Garth Stevenson
All music written and performed
by Garth Stevenson
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

3. Power
by Karim So
All music written and performed
by Karim So
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

4. Love
by East Forest
All music written and performed
by East Forest
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

5. Harmony
by phōwa
All music written and performed
by phōwa
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

6. Intuition
by Daniel Perlin
All music written and performed
by Daniel Perlin
©2011 Songs of THQ

7. Unity
by Keith Fullerton Whitman
All music written and performed
by Keith Fullerton Whitman
©2011 THQ Music Publishing


Disc 2
Reflect Mixes


1. Muladhara
by Brent Arnold
with Brent Arnold cello and electronics
with Matt Kilmer on percussion
©2011 Songs of THQ

2. Svadhisthana
by Garth Stevenson
All music written and performed
by Garth Stevenson
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

3. Manipura
by Karim So
All music written and performed
by Karim So
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

4. Anahata
by East Forest
All music written and performed
by East Forest
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

5. Vishuddha
by phōwa
All music written and performed
by phōwa
©2011 THQ Music Publishing

6. Ajna
by Daniel Perlin
All music written and performed
by Daniel Perlin
©2011 Songs of THQ

7. Sahaswara
by Philippe Pascal Garnier /
Sage Center for the Healing Arts
All music written and performed
by Philippe Pascal Garnier
©2011 THQ Music Publishing


To learn more about Deepak Chopra's Leela, visit www.deepakchopraleela.com.

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

About Sumthing Else Music WorksSince 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, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Gears of War 3, InFamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, 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.

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

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ and its logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

DEEPAK CHOPRA'S LEELA™ and © 2011 Curious Holdings LLC and/or Deepak Chopra, LLC. Game and Software © 2011 Curious Holdings LLC and/or Deepak Chopra, LLC and related logos, characters, names and distinctive likenesses thereof are the exclusive property of Curious Holdings LLC and/or Deepak Chopra, LLC and used under exclusive license. All rights reserved. Exclusively published and distributed by THQ Inc. All rights reserved. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. KINECT, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, MD, (www.deepakchopra.com) world-renowned expert on mind-body healing and New York Times bestselling author, collaborates with THQ on this new groundbreaking interactive experience. Heralded by Time Magazine as the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine", Chopra has authored more than 64 books which have been translated in more than 85 languages including 19 New York Times bestsellers on mind-body health, spirituality and peace. He is the founder of the Chopra Foundation and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing , and senior scientists with the Gallup Organization.

About Curious Pictures
Curious Pictures (www.curiouspictures.com) is a creatively driven, multi-platform production and entertainment company. Curious uses its extensive production, animation and advertising expertise to create award-winning entertainment in all media in the form of television shows, video games, new media content, feature films, commercials, network promos, music videos, visual effects, and books. Its credits include TV series such as the recently debuted Team Umizoomi (Nick Jr.), Little Einsteins (Disney) and Codename: Kids Next Door (Cartoon Network); animation for the videogame sensations Rock Band, Dance Central, and Rockstar Games; and work for many of the most respected brands worldwide.