Category Archives: MUSIC

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR ‘THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES’

Acclaimed Concert Continues to Enchant Video Game Fans and Music Lovers Across North America in 2013

REDMOND, Wash., April 22, 2013 – By popular demand, “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series is returning with “Season 2″ to eight cities from last year’s tour and is coming soon to even more locations in North America. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise. The newly announced dates include:

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Original Soundtrack Album Available on CD and Digital Download on April 23rd

New York (April 19, 2013) – Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today announced the release of the original music score from DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE, the upcoming installment in the multi-million selling zombie action RPG franchise developed by Deep Silver. The DEAD ISLAND RIPTIDE Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on April 23rd, 2013 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and for digital download at www.sumthing.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites.

CALL OF DUTY:® BLACK OPS ZOMBIES SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE

Call of Duty Fan Favourite Zombies Return with the Definitive Collection of In-Game Music

London, UK – 25th January, 2011 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) and developer Treyarch announced today the release of the Call of Duty:® Black Ops Zombies soundtrack.  Available through iTunes, Amazon, Zune and other major digital media retailers, the Zombies soundtrack features for the first time in their entirety, 17 original tracks composed by Treyarch for the wildly popular game Call of Duty Zombies game mode.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies soundtrack, part of a digital distribution agreement between Activision and Fontana, the award-winning independent sales, marketing and distribution division of Universal Music Group.

Following its release on 9th November, Call of Duty: Black Ops set new entertainment records as the largest five-day opening in history and has gone on to surpass $1 billion in sales worldwide with more than 600 million hours played by fans around the world.  Developed by Treyarch, the title is rated 18 by PEGI. For additional Call of Duty updates, visitwww.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.

About Fontana
Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of Universal Music Group Distribution, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 80 labels including Rap-A-Lot Records, Eagle Rock, Downtown, Vagrant Records, WaterTower Music, American Gramophone, Kedar Entertainment, Last Gang, Savoy Label Group, ESL, Music World, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac, Six Degrees, SMC, VP Records, and many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.

HALF A BILLION MUSIC VIDEOS WATCHED ON THE VIDZONE SERVICE (PS3 – News)

3.7 million Downloads of the VidZone Application
30,000 Music Related Videos
3 Billion Ad Impressions
Live in 18 Countries

London, 26 Oct 2010: VidZoneT – the free online music streaming service for PlayStation®3 (PS3T) can reveal that in just over a year its music video service ‘VidZoneT’ has delivered more than half a billion RTSP  music videos streams via PS3, to more than 3.7 million fans and delivered in excess of 3 billion ad impressions.

Tenacious D Live in Concert at BlizzCon® 2010 (PC, Music – News)

Jack Black and Kyle Gass to entertain a sold-out crowd during closing ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment’s epic gaming festival

PARIS, France -Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the greatest band in the world*, Tenacious D, will perform at the closing concert during this year’s sold-out BlizzCon®. Taking place October 22-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft® game universes. While tickets to the convention are currently sold out, viewers can watch at home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering over 50 hours of event coverage (including Tenacious D’s performance) globally over the Internet and also on DIRECTV® in the United States.

Justin Bieber spurs music making game SongHi.com to global conquest (PC, Music – News)

The Justin Bieber campaign is just the first fruit from Universal Music and SongHi.com’s cooperation

SongHi Entertainment Ltd. and Universal Music have signed a contract that brings virtual music studios, fan merchandise and international superstar contests into the music making game SongHi.com. The collaboration offers a completely new way for music lovers to communicate with their idols. With a fan world built around Justin Bieber, SongHi.com launches in the Nordic and Baltic regions on October 5th, 2010.

Katy Perry SNL Elmo Clip (Babes, Music – Video)

Katy Perry in a revealing Elmo shirt…life is good!

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Have Tunes, Will Travel: Logitech Unveils Rechargeable Speaker Dock for the iPod (Tech and Gadgets, Music – News)

Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i Delivers Bold Sound for iPod or iPhone, 8-Hour Battery Life

FREMONT, Calif. — Aug. 4, 2010 — Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Rechargeable Speaker S715i, a portable speaker dock for iPod and iPhone that delivers bold sound you can carry around. Featuring eight custom-designed speaker drivers and an eight-hour rechargeable battery, the newest Logitech speaker looks like a beauty and sounds like a beast.

“With this system, we set out to deliver our next generation in sound quality for a speaker dock for the iPod,” said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s audio business unit. “The new Rechargeable Speaker S715i offers eight drivers – twice that of our previous speaker docks – and includes a rechargeable battery so you can take your tunes with you. So go ahead, lose yourself in your music – and never worry about disposable batteries again.”

To bring your music to life, the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i delivers crisp audio thanks to two three-inch laser-tuned neodymium drivers for a rich mid range, two half-inch neodymium tweeters for crisp high notes and four two-inch passive radiators for deep bass. The result is rich, balanced audio in a compact design for iPod and iPhone.

The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i comes with a wireless remote control to give you command over functions such as power, volume, play, pause, shuffle, skip and repeat from up to 30 feet (10 meters) away. For your convenience, you can take the dock with you in the included travel case that also has space for the power adapter and remote.

You know that the Logitech S715i will work with your iPod or iPhone since the speaker is certified through the Made for iPod and iPhone programs. In addition, the speaker’s innovative dock design works with any iPhone or iPod with a Universal Dock Connector – no trays necessary.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in August for a suggested retail price of $149.99 (U.S.).