APM Music, EA pact to spread sounds

Music available for TV, film licensing

Music written for Electronic Arts games will be made available for licensing to film, TV and commercials via an extension of a deal between the vidgame company and APM Music.

APM has created 10 CDs of EA music edited into tracks that can be licensed. The first batch includes the orchestral music of “Medal of Honor — Redemption,” the bossa nova of “The Sims: Jazz Lounge” and hard-core beats and electronica of “EA Sports Rock.” An additional 10 CDs are planned for release each year.

The EA library includes music by Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Lost”), Paul Linford, BT and Christopher Lennertz. EA games include “The Sims,” “Medal of Honor Franchise” and “Tiger Woods PGA Tour.”

“Video game music strives to evoke emotions and enhance the visual experience across a wide range of situations and moods, ideal for use in television, film, commercial and new media productions,” Steve Schnur, EA’s worldwide executive of music and marketing, said.

APM Music is a major provider of music for use in film, television, radio and new media productions. The two companies have been partnered for nine years.

APM Music, a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing, is making the announcement at NAB in Las Vegas this week.

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