Harmonix Music Systems Inc., the world’s premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today proudly confirmed that, as reported in USA Today, Billy Joel will bring his music exclusively to the Rock Band platform, among the first to be released as Rock Band 3 downloadable content.
Tagged With: Music
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced that the legendary music of The Doors will be the first available for download in Rock Band 3 when the game launches Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, and MTV Games and Harmonix are giving away three of The Doors’ songs for one week to any fan that purchases Rock Band 3 and plays online to celebrate the release of the game.
Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, the comic book legend and Yoshiki, Asia’s most influential music artist, join forces to develop a music Super Hero comic book and motion comic series.
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that singles from a smattering of stars, including Blondie, La Roux, The Decemberists and more will be available next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii.
MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and Harmonix Music Systems Inc. today announced consumer pre-order opportunities with major North American retailers GameStop, Wal-Mart and Amazon for the highly anticipated Rock Band 3.
Girls and Corpses Magazine, in conjunction with the animation company Pretend For Real Studios, will premiere a wild three minute animated music video at their ROCK 'N' COMIC-CON booth on MAY 28th - May 30th, 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center http://www.rockncomiccon.com/.
Genre house Dark Castle Ent. and music production firm The Cutting Edge Group have signed an agreement to composed music for at least 12 films, reports VARIETY.
Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell to close securing deals that would see them play The Beatles in YELLOW SUBMARINE, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's HEAT VISION BLOG.
Javier Rodriguez has been tapped to pen an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's cult novel GUN WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Assorted Nuts Animation Studios’ animated character Dwayne “The Goob” Gunderson has signed a record deal with EMI. The agreement includes music, associated digital content and products as well merchandising.
Boutique visual effects studio Ingenuity Engine has collaborated once again with director Joseph Kahn on a futuristic new music video for R&B singer Chris Brown's track "I Can Transform Ya," the first single off his forthcoming album Graffiti (due Dec. 8).
Video-game maker Electronic Arts and Extreme Music have signed a 5-year music deal that will see EA's backlog of more than 2,000 cues repped by Extreme, VARIETY reports.
At SIGGRAPH this year, an added focus will highlight music and audio in their significant relationship with computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Press Release from Intel
Mass Animation, Sony Pictures and Intel Corporation today announced that the ground-breaking animated short film "Live Music," a worldwide collaboration by animators using a unique application built on the Facebook Platform, will be attached to TriStar Pictures' animated feature "Planet 51," scheduled for a Nov. 20 wide theatrical release in North America.
Masters of Russian Animation Debuts Musical Rebirth in San FranciscoSan Francisco, California, USAAugust 15-16, 2009
Press Release from Not to Scale
When Birdy Nam Nam the French Hip Hop mix-master maestros first contacted cult illustrator Will Sweeney to see if he could help out with a video for their forth coming track release 'The Parachute Endings', the first question was how? and what? could be done in the timeframe available.
Press Release from Universal Music Group
CANNES, France, May 16 -- STUDIOCANAL and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today a partnership for the upcoming and highly-anticipated 3D animated feature, AROUND THE WORLD IN 50 YEARS.
As part of this agreement, UMG will handle all North American theatrical, DVD, television and non-theatrical rights to the movie which has all the hallmarks of classic family film. Moreover, UMG will also handle the soundtrack album on a global basis.
Press Release from JG Thirlwell
JG Thirlwell's musical score to Adult Swim's hit television series, THE VENTURE BROS. is out now available on CD and as a digital download, and limited edition vinyl.
Multiple news sources are reporting that the next release of Harmonix's ROCK BAND will feature music from The Beatles.
VARIETY reports that Beatles management said Thursday that a version of the game with Beatles music will debut in September, along with accompanying instruments modeled after the ones used by George, Paul, John and Ringo.
Longtime Beatles producer George Martin's son, Giles Martin, is developing the game. The band's management, Apple Corps Ltd, is partnering on the project with MTV Games and Harmonix.
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2009 Call for SubmissionsDeadline: March 4, 2009
The SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival call for Submissions are here.
For the Computer Animation Festival's Multicultural Representations and Visualizations call for submissions they are seeking works that showcase the wealth of cultures and diversity through the use of computer graphics. A unique medium that is able to reach beyond boarders, beyond languages to audiences, filmmakers, students and researchers worldwide.
-- Feature Films
haymaker fx, located in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden and founded by Alex Hansson and Daniel Tegeland, has officially open its doors to the international commercial, broadcast, music video and film industries.
With its small but creative and efficient team of talented artists who work in a broad range of applications, haymaker fx is looking to take the next step up the ladder. Working together for the past 10 years, Hansson and Tegeland have been involved in creating some of the more memorable music videos, game intros, brand logos and launch films produced in Sweden.
In response to a successful expanded format in 2008, the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival will again be open to the public and feature a comprehensive collection of juried and invited screenings that will showcase the most recent advances in computer-generated imagery. In addition, the festival will feature presentations and panels that focus on the art, science, and technology that are used to create the latest advances in production and projection of digital cinema and visualizations.