British rock legends get their own music title for PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2
2 FEBRUARY 2009 — Rock fans will be able to recreate the excitement and magic of Queen’s iconic stadium concerts in their own living rooms from March, with the launch of SingStar® Queen, the first music video game based entirely on the music of the seminal British band.
SingStar Queen will be available this March on both PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®2, with individual Queen tracks available for download from SingStore™ on PlayStation Network, the place to download some great individual tracks for your SingStar Party.
The deal to produce SingStar Queen was put together by Martin Hewett at Sony Computer Entertainment, Queen manager Jim Beach, Chris Jones and Nick Oakes at EMI Music Publishing and Hywel Evans at EMI Music.
The tracklisting features many of the classic songs that enabled Queen to sell more than 300 million albums worldwide. Fans will be able to use SingStar Queen to sing along to hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites The Dust and Don’t Stop Me Now.
EMI Music Publishing UK President Guy Moot commented: “The Queen catalogue is undoubtedly one of the jewels in EMI Music Publishing’s crown, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to help bring their music to the SingStar platform. Video games are an increasingly important part of our business now, and I hope that these fantastic songs help introduce yet another generation to the incredible music written by one of Britain’s greatest ever bands.”
Rafael McDonnell, EMI Music’s Vice President – Brand Partnerships, Licensing & Synchronisation for Europe said: “We’re always looking to work with partners who can help us introduce our artists’ music to consumers in new and exciting ways. SingStar is a great, fun way for fans to interact with their Queen favourites as well as bringing the band’s fantastic and seminal catalogue to a new audience.”
The entire SingStar Queen Track list is as follows:
|PLAYSTATION 3||PlayStation 2|
|A Kind of Magic||Another One Bites The Dust|
|Another One Bites The Dust||Bicycle Race|
|Bicycle Race||Bohemian Rhapsody|
|Breakthru||Crazy Little Thing Called Love|
|Crazy Little Thing Called Love||Don’t Stop Me Now|
|Don’t Stop Me Now||Fat Bottomed Girls|
|Fat Bottomed Girls||I Want To Break Free|
|Hammer to Fall||I Want It All|
|I Want It All||Innuendo|
|I Want To Break Free||One Vision|
|Innuendo||Play The Game|
|Killer Queen||Somebody to Love|
|One Vision||These Are The Days Of Our Lives|
|Play The Game||Tie Your Mother Down|
|Radio Ga Ga||Under Pressure|
|Somebody to Love||We Are The Champions|
|The Show Must Go On||We Will Rock You|
|These Are The Days Of Our Lives||Who Wants To Live Forever|
|Tie Your Mother Down||You’re My Best Friend|
|We Are The Champions|
|We Will Rock You|
|Who Wants To Live Forever|
|You’re My Best Friend|
Since its launch in 2004, SingStar™ has become one of the world’s most popular games titles and a phenomenal success for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), proving that everyone wants a chance to sing along to their favourite tune. In four years and across both PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 platforms, SingStar has sold more than 15 million discs in SCEE territories and has seen more than 3 million tracks downloaded from online service, SingStore™. And things are about to get even bigger…
o The SingStar® franchise has been a huge hit internationally selling over 15 million units across the PAL region – SingStar is now a house-hold name in over 67 different countries. With the top rock, pop and party tracks from the world’s biggest artists, SingStar offers fans a diverse and eclectic mix of dance floor classics for any occasion with over 30 great titles to chose from.
o Critical to this commercial success has been the strong commitment to localisation ensuring that our consumers can enjoy SingStar® in their own language and sing the songs that are heard on radio stations across the world. To date, SingStar® has been localised in the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Croatian and Russian.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 16.8 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 137.7 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 44.5 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 17 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 330 million items have been downloaded.
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About EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing is the world’s most creative music publisher with more than one million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written. Included in the EMI Music Publishing catalog are iconic songs including “New York New York”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “The James Bond Theme”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Always On My Mind”, “Over The Rainbow”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In the Rain”. Its current hit-making writers and producers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyoncé, James Blunt, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Usher, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Amy Winehouse.
About EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Artists on EMI labels include Lily Allen, The Beatles, Coldplay, Corinne Bailey Rae, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Norah Jones, The Kooks, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Pink Floyd, Queen, Sir Simon Rattle, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams, as well as international artists such as Amaral (Spain), Camille (France), Utada Hikaru (Japan), LaFee (Germany), Belinda (Mexico) and Tiziano Ferro (Italy).