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Xbox 360 Live Users To Get Free Epic Records Downloads

Microsoft has announced a 12-month deal with Epic Records to bring free downloadable content to Xbox Live, including high definition music videos, monthly sweepstakes and exclusive artist content.

Every month, they will focus on an Artist Of the Month, the first of which is Natasha Bedingfield, who currently has the top pop song on iTunes. Besides promoting her music video, one person will win a chance to play a “Game With Fame” session against her in April.

“Our goal has always been to make Xbox Live a cutting-edge entertainment experience,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “This agreement with Epic Records offers our members exclusive artistic content directly from the source. With Artist of the Month we will be providing exactly what music-loving gamers want: brand-new, exclusive music videos that can be downloaded quickly, easily and free of charge.”

“The fusion of music and video games now plays a significant role in breaking artists and enhancing the video game experience; the cross-cultivation of the two mediums helps new games and new artists thrive together,” said Charlie Walk, president of Epic Records. “Through this alliance, Epic and Xbox show that we are in one business — exciting young adults and leading them to the art of discovery.”

Each month Microsoft and Epic will announce the new Artist of the Month along with exclusive benefits for Xbox 360 gamers around the world. Xbox Live members will be able to download featured music videos from Xbox Live Marketplace at no additional charge and watch exclusive interviews downloaded directly to their Xbox 360 system. Further, monthly Game with Fame sessions will let Xbox Live members play games with some of the world’s most renowned celebrities, as well as enter sweepstakes offering tons of cool prizes, from Xbox 360 consoles to signed CDs.

Press release
Associated Press

March 17th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Xbox Live, Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments

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