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Major Music Unlimited App Refresh Now Live on PlayStation 4

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1w ago - Sony Entertainment Network Senior Manager Greg Belloni of Corporate Communications announced news today of a major Music Unlimited application refresh now live on PlayStation 4!

To quote: We just launched a major refresh of the Music Unlimited application for PS4 that delivers better performance, easier navigation and improved music discovery. The updated app was redesigned based on your feedback, so we hope that you like what you see. Here are some of the highlights:

The new app opens to the Home Screen that highlights New Releases, New Playlists and New Channels.

A push of the Top Menu button (Square on the PS4  wireless controller (DUALSHOCK 4)), reveals a new left-hand side vertical navigation menu that provides easy access to features like Search, Charts, Playlists, Channels, My Library, and Settings.

The new app also features an attractive new full screen music player and play queue so users will always know what song is playing and what tracks are coming up next.

A tap of the Options button reveals basic features such as Volume, Repeat, Shuffle, playlist options and artist and song details.

Give it a try and let us know what you think and keep an eye open for future updates!
 

Video: Supergiant Games - Behind the Music & Sounds of Transistor

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9w ago - Supergiant Games Audio Director Darren Korb shared a glimpse behind the music and sounds of Transistor on PlayStation 4 below today.

To quote: Hey everybody! I'm Darren, the audio director at [Register or Login to view links] and composer for Transistor. I've been blown away by the amazing response the game and the music have been getting, and I thought I'd tell you a little bit about my approach to the game's music.

From our point of view as a team, audio is a really important part of creating an immersive, atmospheric experience, and everything I do as audio director is in service of that.

Supergiant is based in of San Francisco, but Logan Cunningham (our talented voice actor) and I are all the way in New York. Since we're a small team, we have to make do with whatever we can get our hands on when it comes to making games!

That's my apartment (and dog and baby) to the right. Just about all the sounds and music in [Register or Login to view links] were created here. The constraint of working out of my home studio, with only the resources available to me, is a big part of my creative process.

It means that all the music in the game is made up of some combination of recorded instrument parts that...
 

Video: Promote Real Music in BigFest on PlayStation Vita

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10w ago - Sony Associate Project Manager Nick Accordino invites PlayStation Vita fans to promote real music in BigFest on PS Vita in a video trailer below.

To quote: Revealed at Gamescom 2013 for PS Vita, BigFest is about building your own festival that will promote real, unsigned bands. Players will go on a journey with the bands with the goal of building their own thriving festival and becoming the most successful promoter in the world.

Do you have what it takes to discover the next big thing, and take them to the top of the charts?





Before you take a band to the top, you'll need to give them a platform, and that means building the best festival you can. Starting with a small stage in a field, it's up to the player to build their festival their way.

Choose the basics from shops and stalls to earn money and use that money to enhance your festival by installing the right speakers, lights and video screens, increasing the "vibe" as you go.

The levels themselves are run as Festival "Posters," with headliners and support acts. Some Posters will let you play whatever music you want while others will have specific needs to succeed. Visitors to a rock festival will have different needs to those at a dance...
 

Sony Announces Michael Jackson's XSCAPE Now on Music Unlimited

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10w ago - Sony Entertainment Network Content Editor Aidin Vaziri announced today that Michael Jackson's XSCAPE is now on Music Unlimited.

To quote: The wait is over! Michael Jackson's XSCAPE is finally available on [Register or Login to view links].

The album features previously unheard work from the King of Pop's vaults, contemporized by producers Rodney Jerkins, Jerome "J-roc" Harmon, Stargate, John McClain and the album's executive producer, Timbaland.

Along with the unveiling of the first single, "Love Never Felt So Good," which was written by Jackson and Paul Anka, [Register or Login to view links] premiered on Sony's Music Unlimited streaming service last week.

Now fans can hear the whole thing available [Register or Login to view links].

Five years after his death, Jackson remains one of the most influential artists of all time. In an effort to keep his musical legacy alive, Epic Chairman Antonio "LA" Reid went through his archives and recovered eight* songs the pop icon recorded but never released from 1983 to 1999.

His aim with the album was to make...
 

Video: Drakengard 3: Making Music, NIER Composer Keiichi Okabe

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11w ago - Square Enix Senior Product Manager Sakura Minamida posted up a video today showcasing Drakengard 3 on PS3 dubbed Making Music with NIER Composer Keiichi Okabe below.

To quote: It feels like only yesterday that we announced Drakengard 3 on PS3, but in just two more weeks the game will be in your hands.

We're rolling out some of the best content yet in preparation for the launch, starting with this interview with the incredibly talented sound director of the game, Keiichi Okabe.

If you're familiar with the NIER soundtrack, widely acclaimed as one of the best game soundtracks ever created, you already know his work.





Okabe's interview is insightful and candid, as he discusses his musical group's unique approach to creating music, and even how the Drakengard 3 soundtrack will come across to fans of NIER's haunting compositions. But I won't go into too much detail, because you should watch for yourself!

Coinciding with this music-based interview, we've also updated the game's official Web site, [Register or Login to view links], which now features cuts of almost every track on the Drakengard 3 soundtrack, which is also available to purchase from the [Register or Login to view links]
 
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