“Some of the best music being written today is coming from the video game industry,” says APM president Adam Taylor. “The quality of the music is unbelievable, and the composers who write for games not only understand how to write music for today’s marketplace, but they have a tremendous ability to compose music that works for media. This music is a natural fit with the Hollywood production community and Madison Avenue.”
Taylor brokered the initial releases through an arrangement with Bob Rice of Four Bars Intertainment, who manages leading composer in the video game industry.
Represented in the collection are tracks from Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater); Chance Thomas (King Kong, Lord of the Rings), Jack Wall (Myst III & IV, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow); Inon Zur (Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Men of Valor); Jesper Kyd (Hitman series, Unreal Tournament 2007); Richard Jacques (Headhunter series, Starship Troopers); Cris Velasco (Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Hellgate: London); Rod Abernethy (Zathura, Blazing Angels); Chris Rickwood (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Civil War: Bull Run); Tom Salta (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Need for Speed Underground 2); Winifred Phillips (God of War, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory); Garry Schyman (Destroy All Humans!, Full Spectrum Warrior – Ten Hammers); Paul Lipson (The Name of the Game, The Running Man Game); Billy Martin (Chicken Little, Prince of Persia); Lennie Moore (Dragonshard, War of the Ring); Will Loconto (X3: The Game, Bad Day LA, Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt); Tom Zehnder (50cent Bullet Proof, Van Helsing); David Arkenstone (Earth & Beyond, World of Warcraft); and Sascha Dikiciyan (Splinter Cell 4: Double Agent, Battlezone).
APM expects the new Endgame Music Library to be extremely useful to film and television music supervisors, television promo producers, movie trailer editors, radio spot producers, and advertisers.