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Giveaway – Win Halo Wars 2 Original Soundtrack on vinyl (U.S. Only)

Thanks to the lovely people at Sumthing Else Music Works, we’ve got a copy of the Halo Wars 2 original soundtrack on limited edition double LP to give away to one of our U.S. based readers!

Featuring the original scores by composing team Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White, the soundtracks for Halo Wars 2 build on the legendary legacy of Halo music by Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori and other great composers.

“Halo Wars 2” is an action-packed Rts for everyone on the biggest Halo battlefield ever, and is the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling console real-time strategy (Rts) of all time, “Halo Wars.” In “Halo Wars 2,” players will lead armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like WArthogs, Scorpions, and exciting new units in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy, The Banished.

Also available is the soundtrack to the game’s expansion “Halo Wars
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Halo Wars 2 soundtrack to get a limited edition vinyl release

Something rather special is about to arrive for all Halo fans from Sumthing Else Music Works, the award-winning record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. It’s been announced today that the Halo Wars 2 Original Soundtrack will be getting a special limited edition, deluxe gatefold, red marbled, double LP vinyl release. Not only that all purchases will come with a free digital download of this release too.

Featuring thirty-eight original scores for the composing team which includes: Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White. This soundtrack – for Halo Wars 2 – builds upon the legendary legacy of the Halo music by Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori and other great composers.

Not only this, the soundtrack to the game’s expansion, Halo Wars 2: Awakening The Nightmare, has also been released – via Sumthing Else Music Works – on digital and streaming platforms.Developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly and published by Microsoft Studios,
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‘Wicked’ Composer Stephen Schwartz Honored in Words and Song at Ascap Screen Music Awards

‘Wicked’ Composer Stephen Schwartz Honored in Words and Song at Ascap Screen Music Awards
Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz received the Founders Award of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) at its annual Screen Music Awards Tuesday night at Los Angeles’ historic Wiltern Theatre.

The “Wicked” and “Prince of Egypt” songwriter was praised as “a genius” by fellow songwriter Paul Williams, president and board chairman of the performing-rights organization, citing such classic songs as “Day by Day” from “Godspell” and “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas.”

Schwartz was serenaded by an eight-person chorus of younger Broadway songwriters who had been mentored by Schwartz over the years; they sang “For Good” from “Wicked.” Schwartz has served as artistic director for Ascap’s Musical Theatre workshop in New York and Los Angeles for more than 20 years.

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Watch Paul McCartney Goof Off, Discuss 'Hope for the Future' on 'Daily Show'

Watch Paul McCartney Goof Off, Discuss 'Hope for the Future' on 'Daily Show'
Paul McCartney visited The Daily Show on Tuesday to promote "Hope for the Future," his original song written for video game Destiny. But instead of discussing the track in detail, he and host Jon Stewart mostly goof around about random topics – including McCartney's subpar gaming skills and Stewart's son's preference for Ellen over The Daily Show.

In the above clip, the former Beatle strides onstage to a "thunderous" audience ovation, leading Stewart to make a self-deprecating jab. "I’ve had a lot of jobs where I showed up, no applause,
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What is Bungie's Destiny?

Feature Ryan Lambie Feb 14, 2013

As Bungie hints at an imminent information drop for its forthcoming Destiny, we take a look at what we know so far...

It's surely the dream of any videogame developer to cut through the static and capture's a generation's interest. And so it was that, after years of relatively low-key successes with such games as the Marathon Trilogy, Myth and Oni, Bungie finally scored its first major hit with Halo.

Launched just over a decade after Bungie's founding, the pre-release buzz surrounding Halo: Combat Evolved prompted Microsoft to acquire the studio in 2000. Microsoft knew it had an important game on its hands - one which could serve as the perfect introduction for its fledgling Xbox console, which had yet to prove itself in the autumn of 2001. The company's instincts were spot on; of the million copies sold in its first year, more than half of
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Sumthing Else to release Halo 3: Odst album

Sumthing Else Music Works will release the original video game soundtrack for Halo 3: Odst next week. It features the original score from the highly anticipated game penned by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. The soundtrack is a two disc set released both on CD and as a download. Halo 3: Odst is a new game in the Halo saga that lets players experience events leading up to the epic story ...
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