Another press release I just read:
Vivendi Universal Games Launches Nationwide Search for the Hottest Unsigned Music Talent for Scarface: The World Is Yours Video Game
Contest on MySpace.com Offers Musicians Their Big Break - A Chance to be Heard in the Scarface Video Game and Perform at an A-list Hollywood Concert Event With Music Industry Executives
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) has launched the "Scarface: The World Is Yours Video Game Soundtrack Talent Search," a nationwide talent contest running on MySpace.com that will reward the best unsigned music talent in North America with the chance to make it big -- inclusion of a song in the upcoming hit Scarface video game and the opportunity to perform in front of music and video game industry leaders at a major concert event in Hollywood. The nomination process is now open at www.myspace.com/scarfacegame.
By nominating and voting for their favorite unsigned MySpace Music artist, MySpace users will choose a winner to be featured in Scarface: The World Is Yours, a major video game release due out this fall, alongside some of today's hottest music artists. In addition, the winner and two runner-ups will be flown to the music capital of the world -- Los Angeles -- to open for a major label headline act at a concert event during this year's video game tradeshow, the Electronic Entertainment Expo ("E3"). More than a thousand people will attend the concert including executives from Interscope/MySpace Records and VU Games, celebrities, tastemakers, fans and press.
"There is no question that music continues to play a pivotal role in video games and video games continue to play a pivotal role in promoting new artists to a wide audience," said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for VU Games. "Through this contest, we are giving musicians an unprecedented opportunity to be seen and heard by potentially millions of fans worldwide as well as the opportunity to be associated with this year's most anticipated video game and one of Hollywood's most iconic characters."
To be considered for the contest, musicians must have a profile that includes musical tracks and artist information on MySpace Music (music.myspace.com).
The top 200 artists nominated by the MySpace community by March 7th will have their music heard by a panel of music and video game industry judges, who will determine 20 finalists. On March 20th, one track from each finalist will be posted on the Scarface MySpace profile for a final round of voting to determine the winner. The track with the most votes by March 28th will be featured in the Scarface: The World Is Yours video game.
Music acts, fans and MySpace users should visit the official MySpace.com contest page to participate in the nomination process currently running at www.myspace.com/scarfacegame.
For more information about Scarface: The World Is Yours, please visit the game's official Web site at www.scarfacegame.com.
Gad...being forced to visit Myspace is torture enough....