Spike TV and Artemis Records has announced VIDEO GAME AWARDS HITS VOLUME 1 - BEST OF VIDEO GAME MUSIC. The new compilation CD, which is Spike TV's first ever commercial music deal, contains the music taken from today's hottest videogames. The CD, with music ranging from hip-hop to hard rock, will be released on Nov. 30, 2004, just two weeks in advance of Spike TV's VIDEO GAME AWARDS 2004 on Dec. 14 at 9:00 pm.
Casey Patterson, svp of talent and development for Spike TV and exec producer of the CD said, "Music in videogames have become like soundtracks for movies. Publishers are commissioning major recording artists to produce original music for games exclusively. Video games are the new place to launch hit singles. These soundtracks are adding tremendously to the tone, pacing, promotion and overall experience of the games."
Artemis Records president Daniel Glass added, "Players' tastes fall across a wide spectrum, and the videogame industry is not afraid to embrace that. You'll find artists and songs in videogames that you won't find anywhere else. It's a great place to break new music, of all kinds."
The CD includes:1. Blink 182 - "Feeling This" (MADDEN 2004/EA Games)2. X-ecutioners - "Like This" (SSX 3/EA Games)3. New Found Glory - "This Disaster" (MADDEN 2005/EA Games)4. Pixies - "Wave Of Mutilation" (WAKEBOARDING UNLEASHED/Activision)5. David Banner - "Crank It Up" (FIGHT NIGHT 2004/EA Games)6. Andrew WK - "Tear It Up" (NASCAR THUNDER 2004/EA Games)7. Mystikal - "Smashing The Gas (Get Faster)" (NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2004/EA Games)8. Bone Crusher - "Never Scared" (MADDEN 2004/EA Games)9. Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours" (NBA STREET VOLUME 2/EA Games)10. Elvis Presley vs. JXL - "A Little Less Conversation" (EYETOY: GROOVE/Sony Games)11. Sugarcult - "Memory" (BURNOUT 3: TAKEDOWN & NHL 2005/EA Games)12. Benzino - "Rock The Party" (FIGHT NIGHT 2004/EA Games)13. Groove Armada - "Superstylin' (EYETOY: GROOVE/Sony Games)14. Petey Pablo - "Need For Speed" (NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND/EA Games)
Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV is a division of Viacom International Inc. For more information, visit www.spiketv.com.
Artemis Records is home to Steve Earle, Sugarcult, Kittie and Jesse Malin, as well as veteran artists Pretenders, Jimmy Cliff, Alan Parsons, Peter Wolf and the late Warren Zevon. Artemis Records is helmed by chairman/ceo Danny Goldberg and president Daniel Glass.