SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 1, 2010 – Starting today fans can get their hands on the soundtrack to Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 featuring the music of legendary, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. The 17-track score from the mega blockbuster, which has become the biggest entertainment launch in history, includes an original score by Lorne Balfe with the main theme and executive music production by Zimmer.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 soundtrack, which is part of a larger overall digital distribution deal between Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Fontana, the award-winning independent sales, marketing and distribution division of Universal Music Group, will be the first among many others to be made available online. The entire soundtrack can be purchased for a retail price of $9.99 or $.99 per track.
Hans Zimmer, one of the most respected film composers, has won numerous awards and honors for his scores in such films as Gladiator, Rain Man, The Dark Knight, The Last Samurai and The Thin Red Line among others. With over 100 film scores to his credit, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 represents Zimmer’s video game debut.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language. For more information, visitwww.ModernWarfare2.com.
Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of UMGD, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 80 labels including Eagle Rock, Downtown, Vagrant Records, American Gramophone, Kedar Entertainment, Last Gang, Savoy Label Group, ESL, Music World, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac, Six Degrees, SMC, Upstairs Records, VP Records, and many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.