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Classic Game Soundtracks Have Arrived on Music Unlimited via PSN

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92w ago - Marketing Manager, Sony Entertainment Network Jeff Safran

Great news today from Music Unlimited - the 18 million song streaming service wired directly to your PlayStation devices. We've heard your requests for more dedicated genre stations, and we're excited to have just released the [Register or Login to view links].

Listen to an archive of game soundtracks, from massive blockbusters to cult classics including Assassins Creed, Silent Hill, Prince of Persia, Final Fantasy and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, among others. New songs will be added weekly to keep the channel fresh with music from all the latest games.

Over the coming weeks you can look forward to thirteen additional channels for other requested genres, like Old School Hip-Hop and New Wave.

Outside of the channels, we can tell a lot of you were watching the Grammys, as there have been big bumps in plays this week for The Lumineers, Frank Ocean, Rihanna and others. The top of our charts remains a hip-hop battle between A$AP Rocky and Macklemore.

If you're not a subscriber yet, don't miss out and sign up for a free 60 day trial. Go to the MUSIC category on the XMB Menu and select Music Unlimited,...
 

Video: Papo & Yo Music, Soundtrack and Sale on PSN Tomorrow

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101w ago - Minority Media Community Manager Deborah Chantson has shared a video today announcing the Papo & Yo music, soundtrack and sale on PSN tomorrow!

To quote: Just as I wrote about graffiti in Papo & Yo back in July, I wanted to share another story and video diary about how we captured the unique music and sound to transport players deeper into the South American favela of Quico's imagination.

And with the flood of requests we've gotten since launch, I'm excited to announce that the Papo & Yo soundtrack will be available for purchase starting tomorrow on PSN in North America!

As a special release day promotion, it will be on sale for 15% off the regular price (30% off for Plus members) until January 4th.

Over the past few months, some of you may have caught my [Register or Login to view links] about our brilliant composer and sound designer, Brian D'Oliveira from [Register or Login to view links].

Fun facts like "Brian D'Oliveira learned about 15 new instruments to play for Papo & Yo!" or "when Monster runs, the sound effect actually comes from hitting a fridge," are just a glimpse of the music's backstory in Papo & Yo.





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Sony Offers 1-Year Music Unlimited Premium at $1 a Month for PS Plus

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103w ago - Today Sony Network Entertainment Digital Distribution Manager Kristi Fernandez has announced they are offering PS Plus members a 1-year Music Unlimited subscription for only $1 a month.

To quote: Hi all - we have exciting news for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

For a limited time, our premium Music Unlimited One Year Subscription is available to PlayStation Plus members at an insanely low price of $12... that's $1 a month and savings of over $100 a year based off the normal price of $9.99 a month.

As a Premium subscriber, you'll have access to every feature of our cloud-based music service and our entire catalog of more than 18 million songs that can be streamed ad-free across multiple devices, including: PS3, PSP, PS Vita, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod, Android smartphone and tablets, and more.





Here's a reminder of some of the benefits you'll get with a One Year Premium Subscription:

• Music Search
The Music Unlimited service boasts a great catalog of more than 18 million tunes, from classic tracks to the hottest new jams - all with no ads and unlimited skips.

• Offline Mode
No Wi-Fi or cellular data signal necessary when you use your Android smartphone and tablet...
 

Sony Music Unlimited iPhone and iPod Touch App Updated Today

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108w ago - Sony's Greg Belloni has announced that their Music Unlimited iPhone and iPod Touch applications have been updated today!

Below are the details, to quote: Enjoying the Music Unlimited service's iPhone and iPod touch app?

Whether you've been using it since day one or are just now discovering the millions of songs and personalization features the Music Unlimited service has to offer, we have some great news for you today.

Version 1.2 of the Music Unlimited service's iPhone and iPod touch app is now available to download from the Apple App Store. Not only does it sport a redesigned home view but there are two other new features fans have been clamoring for:

My Channels

• Create channels based on an artist you choose Playlist management
• Create and edit playlists right on your iPhone or iPod touch device

My Channels lets you create your own custom music channel based on the artists you enjoy. Use the app to select an artist or band, give the channel a name and you're all set for hours of music from artists you love - and new artists that Music Unlimited will introduce to you.

Better management of playlists within the app also gives you more control over what you listen to and when you listen to it. Whether it's...
 

Video: The Unfinished Swan Dev Diary: Original Music & Sound

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110w ago - Composer Joel Corelitz has shared a Developer Diary video today spotlighting The Unfinished Swan original music and sound alongside a list below of ten things fans should know!

To quote: At its core, The Unfinished Swan is about the joy of creation and self-discovery. These themes revolve around two central characters: one young, who has dealt with great loss and loneliness, and one old, who must reconcile his current stage of life as well as his fate.

One of the initial conversations I had with Peter Scaturro, music supervisor at the Santa Monica Studio involved using the key components of the score to offset the melancholy of the story. I consciously steered away from anything that felt too sad, stark or desolate. Instead,

I focused on crafting a mood that was lush, curious, and warm. We wanted the music to serve as a companion for Monroe and the player as they explored the world of the game. To achieve this, I chose to highlight certain instruments and sounds that were inspired by the characters themselves.

Monroe's signature sound is played by plucked and mallet instruments like marimba and harp - youthful, resonant sounds that highlight his innocence as well as the storybook-quality of the game. The bizarre, pompous King is heralded by gritty, electronic harpsichord...
 
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