updated 01:05 pm EST, Fri November 4, 2005
EA on iTunes
(EA) today announced that it is teaming up with Nettwerk Music Group to launch EA Recordings, a digital music distribution label that will bring EA's rich catalogue of wholly-owned musical compositions and remixes to Apple's industry-leading iTunes and other music services, including MSN, Yahoo Music, AOL Music, and Rhapsody. The initiative will deliver music clips from popular EA games as ringtones, mastertones or in .mp3 format for digital delivery via many of the most popular online music services. EA says it is the first interactive entertainment company to sell its catalogue of music--which contains more that 3,0000 minutes of music from the past 20 years--in digital download format via exclusive partnership with a leading music group.
The collection includes musical compositions which have been featured in game franchises such as Medal of Honor and The Sims as well as sports games such as NBA LIVE basketball and NASCAR(R) racing. Unforgettable orchestral works have been produced by such award-winning composers as Sean Callery, Michael Giacchino, Chris Lennertz, Trevor Jones and Mark Mothersbaugh. Game beats have been produced by such artists as Da Riffs and Just Blaze while original songs and remixes have been custom-cut by Paul Oakenfold and others.