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GTA V Gets Music Industry Attention

It seems that the music business has finally cottoned on to the immense potential of the video games market. Their first target, Grand Theft Auto V.

Thanks to the series now famous ability to switch between radio stations as and when you please, music companies have become very interested in securing some space in the myriad of audio content Rockstar plan to offer.

“Over the years, the Grand theft Auto series has provided EMI Music Publishing with a unique opportunity to get sync placements for some hidden gems in our catalogue that otherwise may not have landed in the world of video games,” EMI’s VP of music resources said in this week’s edition of Music Week.

“We look forward to working with Rockstar Games on future versions of this fantastic series and to continuing to deliver value to our songwriters in this regard.”

So it seems that the radio stations this time around will probably be loaded with contemporary music until our ears burst. Here’s hoping we don’t have to put up with the likes of chart toppers, and can instead enjoy discovering new music and groups, or indeed old ones like Kino.

 

Source: MCV

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20 Comments to “ GTA V Gets Music Industry Attention ”

  • BURNZY January 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    1 word…..TUPAC

  • Connor January 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    I really hope that there won’t be crappy modern chart music in GTA V. That would be horrible. Hopefully I can rely on Rockstar to put good music in GTA V, they haven’t let me down yet!

  • Anonymous January 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    Tupac – Str8 Ballin
    Tupac – All Eyes On Me
    Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo
    Dr Dre – Whats The Difference
    Dr Dre – The Next Episode
    Cypress Hill – Dr. Greenthumb
    Ice Cube – Today Was A Good Day

  • Vaughn.H January 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    Personally I’m going to miss Vladivostok FM and Electro Choc. Vladivostok because it was hilarious, and Electro Choc because it introduced me to LCD Soundsystem and Black Devil Disco Club =]

  • EMI January 24, 2012 at 3:10 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    Here’s to hoping Rockstar won’t put in modern-style music. I’m tired of all this wanna-be club music. Rihanna will always be pop and she should stick to that genre, same with Bieber. Dubstep isn’t for Bieber.

    • Damien January 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

      But of course there will be a top 20 station because every city has a top 20 station

  • Rich Hine January 24, 2012 at 5:20 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    Hopefully Rockstar will put better or more rock and metal songs in GTA:V instead of the rap crap

    • io8wire January 25, 2012 at 11:54 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

      What a useless comment. How old are you, 12? Still listening to music in only one genre? That’s why there are different stations, if you’re a child who only listens to one type of music stay away from the EDM and rap stations. I was in elementary school once too, and when people would ask us what we listened to we’d always go “Uh ONLY ROCK rap is spelled with a silent ‘c’ hahahah CRAP”

  • Josh January 24, 2012 at 6:30 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    TUPAC TUPAF TUPAC TUPAC MORE TUPAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone loves tupac!!!

    • Ryan January 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0
      • Satan July 25, 2012 at 7:46 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

        obviously you dont know good rap, what are you? a lil wayne obessed faggot?

  • Aboy January 24, 2012 at 9:11 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1

    FUCK THAT i better be able to put my own music in

  • Beans January 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    The best thing about GTA IV’s radio was No Sex for Ben. I hope there are a few more gems in V. I also hope they bring back the personalised radio made up of songs on your HDD.

  • AMF January 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    Ya im hoping GTAV has the creation options and classic music that San andres had.
    i would be so depressed if this ended up like saints row 3 with all that crap new style rap.
    PLLEASE stick to the underground and ganster rap, and the classic rock not the emo shit and the rest i dont really worry to much about.

  • Aboy January 25, 2012 at 1:38 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1

    i think overall this game is going to be HEAVY on customization. housing, appearance, vehicle modding, likely even choosing our own characters and storylines, so they better with that have custom music or i’ll be highly dissapointed.

  • mike January 25, 2012 at 4:35 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2

    since they are focused in modern time its would be fucken awsome if they put alternative stations to los angeles 93.5 & 100.3 like that we can listen to possibly some old skool hip hop and some classic rock id love me some pac snoop eazy n.w.a. dre the doors pink floyd led zepplin rollin stone etc oldies? what u guys think?

  • karsan January 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    its stupid to even think about Rockstar adding pop chart music and music that is so contemporary and mainstream. they have never really done that but have always allowed for new talent and old talent to be shown, they will continue on doing that and we will all be introduced to some great tunes as always

  • MichaelFlyHigh January 27, 2012 at 5:11 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1

    As usual, the user radio on the PC version is always better than what they already have =D

  • DJ January 29, 2012 at 12:15 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

    They should have all the classic rap from San Andreas and a custom radio station for your own music plus they should search for all the hottest songs from what ever year GTA V will be based in.

  • Nation_Underground July 25, 2012 at 7:49 am Like or Dislike Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

    god forbid lil wayne gets tracks in this game, i will personally have to shoot him in the face point blank with a 50 caliber sniper rifle.

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