Spike TV and Artemis Records Announce 'Video Game Awards Hits Volume 1 - Best Of Video Game Music'; CD Due Out November 30th
Spike TV's 'Video Game Awards 2004,' Hosted by Snoop Dogg
Premieres LIVE Tuesday, December 14
NEW YORK, Nov. 4 -- Spike TV and Artemis Records proudly
announce 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 hottest music taken from today's hottest video games. The diverse music
CD, which ranges from hip-hop to hard rock, will be released on November 30th,
just two weeks in advance of Spike TV's "Video Game Awards 2004" premieres
LIVE on Tuesday, December 14th (9:00-11:00 PM, ET).
Senior Vice President of Talent and Development for Spike TV and Executive
Producer of the CD Casey Patterson commented, "Music in video games 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
Artemis Records President Daniel Glass added, "Players' tastes fall across
a wide spectrum, and the video game industry is not afraid to embrace that.
You'll find artists and songs in video games that you won't find anywhere
else. It's a great place to break new music, of all kinds."
In 2003, Spike TV held its inaugural "Video Game Awards." Hosted by David
Spade, the show garnered more than one million viewers and was the #1 show
that evening in cable among P12-24 and M12-34. The show also featured
electrifying performances by Kelis, DMX, P.O.D., Bubba Sparx and Tony Hawk's
Boom Boom Huck Jam. Appearances included Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Ray
Liotta, Jaime Pressley and Orlando Jones. The second annual awards will be
hosted by Snoop Dogg and will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa
Monica, CA on December 14.
VIDEO GAME AWARDS HITS VOLUME 1 - BEST OF VIDEO GAME MUSIC track listing:
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
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:
11. Sugarcult - "Memory" (Burnout 3: Takedown and 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)*
* previously unreleased
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.
(NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
Artemis Records is currently 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.
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