FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York - October 10th, 2005 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents KameoTM: Elements of PowerTM Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album will be released on November 8th at the suggested retail price of $15.98 to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com, the industry leader for licensing and distributing video game soundtracks.
Kameo: Elements of Power Original Soundtrack features the original orchestral score composed and produced by composer Steve Burke, with performances by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Kings Choir in the Czech Republic. For music, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Prague and more, please visit the official soundtrack website at www.kameosoundtrack.com.
Nile Rodgers, founder of Sumthing Else Music Works and producer for the Kameo soundtrack, said; "Steve Burke, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the King's Choir are channeling the 'Elements of Power.' The soundtrack for Kameo is magical."
Created by legendary game developer Rare (ConkerTM: Live and Reloaded, Perfect Dark®) exclusively for the revolutionary next-generation Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system, Kameo: Elements of Power is a larger-than-life journey full of intense combat, magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-monster action. The future of the world depends on Kameo, who must master her new ability to transform into various warriors and harness their elemental powers to save her family from Thorn, the evil troll king.
In true Rare fashion, the world of Kameo: Elements of Power is wondrous and immense, the puzzles and challenges are brilliant, and the creature-oriented combat and exploration are unique. For more information visit http://www.xbox.com/en-us/kameo.htm.
United Kingdom-based Rare, one of the world's leading video game developers, was founded in 1985 by Chris and Tim Stamper. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as Perfect Dark.
About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live® online gaming service, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around you. The system will launch this holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, to be followed by availability in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006.
About Nile Rodgers
Award winning record producer Nile Rodgers is one of the most prolific music producers in history. Nile's production accomplishments include such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran, The B-52's, David Lee Roth, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger and top selling game soundtracks such as Halo® 2 Volume One. Records produced by Nile Rodgers have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. As a founding member of the perennial Rhythm & Blues dance band Chic, Nile co-wrote all of their big hits including "Le Freak" and "Good Times", as well as "We Are Family" for Sister Sledge. In addition to records, he has also scored or produced music for numerous films including "Coming to America", "Thelma and Louise", "The Flintstones", "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour II," as well as a variety of television shows and commercials. Nile is a board member of several organizations including the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Nile Rodgers started Sumthing Else Music Works (SEMW) as a nationwide record label and creative outlet for independent artists and unique musical projects. Through its affiliated company, Sumthing Distribution, SEMW prides itself on its ability to rapidly and effectively deliver to the marketplace many innovative products. In view of the successes of its previous game soundtrack releases, the company is now recognized as the leader in this newly emerging musical genre. Accordingly, SEMW has bolstered its commitment to enhancing gamers' overall experience by acquiring many new titles to complement its current catalog of releases.
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