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  1. 'Grand Theft Auto V' Soundtrack Leaks After U.K. Pre-Loads, Features METZ, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John

    August 27, 2013 12:36 PM EDT A partial list of the soundtrack for the soon-to-launch fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise has leaked, as IGN reported earlier today. A listing of the leaked artists and songs, totaling over 95, as well as some of the ...

  2. Guild of Music Supervisors Expands Awards Ceremony For Film, TV, Games

    February 07, 2012 6:04 PM EST The Guild Of Music Supervisors will hand out awards in nine different categories at a brunch prior to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. The guild's second awards ceremony will honor music supervisors in the categories of Independent Films ($20 mi ...

  3. Take-Two Extends Rockstar Games Contract Amidst Weaker Earnings Report

    May 25, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software on Tuesday reported a wider quarterly loss and said it has extended its employment agreements with key members of the creative team of publishing label Rockstar Games, which is responsible for its Gra ...

  4. Musicians & Video Games: A Perfect Marriage

    February 01, 2011 7:52 AM EST The biggest music party of 2010 wasn't at Coachella and didn't have anything to do with the Grammy Awards. It was barely advertised and not open to the public. Still, it packed L.A.'s Staples Center last June with a headlining set b ...

  5. Konami Picks Up Def Jam Rapstar

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Rapstar, an interactive hiphop music game currently in development, just scored a big win by adding music-game powerhouse Konami as its exclusive distribution partner. Konami is known for its music-game titles, such as the Dance Dance Revo ...

  6. 'Grand Theft' Pack To Offer iTunes Tagging

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST When the new "Grand Theft Auto IV" downloadable expansion pack is released next week, called "The Lost & The Damned," fans will be able to tag songs in the soundtrack to purchase from iTunes. This marks a shift in strategy ...

  7. Game Music Titles Spark Record Sales Year

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four major video game franchise titles with music tie-ins sparked a record year for US video and computer game software, representing more than 5% of the total 297.6 million units sold in 2008, according to the NPD Group that tracks sales at retai ...

  8. Plugged & Unplugged: Napster Goes DRM-Free

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: By the end of this year, virtually every digital music service that sells downloadable music will have to do so without DRM in order to remain a relevant competitor in the business. The transition won't be easy. Each major label has ...

  9. Reggaeton Gets 'Grand Theft' Push

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artists should get a boost from "Grand Theft Auto IV," the new video game that sold 6 million copies and took in $500 million in sales in its first week, according to game publisher Take Two. One of the 16 in-game "radio s ...

  10. Early 'Grand Theft' Predictions: $400 Million

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The April 29 release of the much-anticipated "Grand Theft Auto IV" could beat out "Halo 3" as the best-selling videogame of all time. Early predictions peg first week sales at around $400 million , to Halo 3's $300 million ...

  11. 'Grand Theft Auto' Links With Amazon

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon is lending its digital music service as a special feature for the much-anticipated upcoming videogame "Grand Theft Auto IV," allowing gamers to download music discovered via the game's soundtrack. The game features a soundtra ...

  12. Rockstar Nabs 'Driver,' Enters Film Distribution

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar Games, the game publisher best known for its controversial and best-selling "Grand Theft Auto" franchise, has entered the film business with a new R-rated documentary, "Sunday Driver." (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rocks ...

  13. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  14. Hidden Sex Content Revealed In 'Grand Theft Auto'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offended. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offen ...

  15. Japanese Prefecture Restricts Sales Of 'Violent' Videogame

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A state in Japan has decided to ban a U.S. videogame from being sold or rented to minors, after officials deemed it harmful and capable of inciting violence. TOKYO (AP) -- A state in Japan has decided to ban a U.S. videogame from being sold or ren ...

  16. Rockstar, Interscope Team-Up On 'GTA' Soundtrack

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar Games and Interscope Records have entered into a joint venture for the soundtrack to the highly anticipated video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." The four previous titles in the series Rockstar Games and Interscope Records ...

  17. Online Retailer Insound Names New CEO

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Web-based music retailer/marketing company Insound has tapped Steve Kleinberg as its new CEO. The industry veteran joins from WEA, where he was senior VP of marketing. Web-based music retailer/marketing company Insound has tapped Steve Kleinberg a ...