Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2007)--Game scores from many top selling video games including The Sims, Medal of Honor Franchise and Tiger Woods PGA Tour are being made available for use in television, films and other media.
Production music is the result of a landmark agreement between Electronic Arts (EA), the world's leading videogame publisher, and APM Music, the world's largest provider of music for use in film, television, radio and new media productions, expanding on a nine year relationship between the two companies.
The first 10 CDs produced through this agreement span numerous musical genres. Medal of Honor-Redemption provides powerful orchestral cues while The Sims: Jazz Lounge lays out groovy retro tracks and sweet bossa novas. The thumping EA Sports Rock offers gritty rock, driving beats and hard-core electronica which contrasts with the sweeping, cinematic orchestral cues and transitions of Medal of Honor." The music scores from the selected EA titles, which were originally created for use in video games, were edited by APM Music into tracks ideal for licensing into television, film, commercial and new media productions. An additional 10 CDs are planned for release each year, continuing to draw from EA's existing and upcoming video game releases.
The collection includes music from top composers in the field including such talents as Michael Giacchino, who scored countless video games as well as movies such as The Incredibles and the theme for television's Lost series, Paul Linford, whose talents helped fuel the game Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Academy Award-winning electronica composer Brian Transeau, also known as BT, on dance floors across the globe, as well as Grammy award-winning and Emmy-nominee, Christopher Lennertz.
"Some of the most innovative music being produced today is being done in video games. We are very excited to be bringing these unique musical assets to the film and television markets for the first time," stated APM Music president, Adam Taylor.