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Encyclopedia > EA Trax

EA Trax is the title of the in-game soundtracks on some of EA Games' video games featuring up and coming artists, as well as mainstream artists. Music genres featured range from hip hop to rock, depending on the video game. It is usually attached to EA Games' sports and racing titles. Players can customize the playlist by selecting/deselecting songs to play by simply going to the EA Trax menu usually located at the options menu, and change the song through the same menu or by a button (varies between each game). // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... EA redirects here. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... A racing game is any game that involves competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... In its most general form, a playlist is simply a list of songs. ...


A PlayStation Portable version of some video game titles from EA Games also feature EA Pocket Trax, which takes advantage of the PSP's music and video playing capabilities by giving users the freedom to upload their own music to the soundtrack, as well as watch music videos from songs on the original soundtrack. The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


Partnership

EA Trax began in 2001 when EA Games partnered with some major music labels to allow licensed music to play on EA's video games. The first video games to receive the feature were NBA Live 2003, Madden NFL 2003, NHL 2003, FIFA 2003 and NASCAR Thunder 2003. The partnership is intended for co-promotional opportunities on game launches, record releases, cooperation on advertising, events and at retail.


Music labels in participation include Elektra Records, Capitol, Atlantic, Interscope, DreamWorks, MCA, Lava, Island/Def Jam. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... DreamWorks, LLC (also known as DreamWorks Pictures or DreamWorks SKG) is one of the major American film studios which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Lava Records was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Jason Flom, who began his career with Atlantic Records. ... The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings to create a super label. ...


Today

The EA Trax program has proven to be a success as it continues today. It has expanded from simply being a feature on EA Sports titles to features on some of EA Games' best known titles, such as the Burnout and Need for Speed series. EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... Burnout is a series of high-speed racing games for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube game consoles. ... Need for Speed (NFS) is a series of racing video games by Electronic Arts, released on platforms including the personal computer, 3DO, PlayStation, PS2, PS3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, and various other gaming platforms. ...


It has also expanded to some of EA Games' PlayStation Portable titles, enabling players to customize playlists and watch music videos.


See also

EA Trax soundtracks: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... EA redirects here. ... EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... The NHL series is a video game series based on the National Hockey League by EA Sports. ... NBA Live redirects here; it may also refer to a TV program on NBA TV. The NBA Live series of basketball games, published by EA Sports, is currently one of the leading National Basketball Association simulations on the market. ... It has been suggested that MVP Baseball 2005 be merged into this article or section. ... EA Sports FIFA 2006 PSP cover, featuring Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho The FIFA series is a popular series of football (soccer) video games, released yearly by EA under the EA Sports label. ...


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Xbox.com | New Zealand - Re: EA Live server? (1281 words)
EA are not very original with their games agreed, however EA trax cannot be an excuse anymore because we get to choose what music we want and when to listen to it on a 360 now..
EA was criticized for refusing to publish for the highly-touted Xbox Live online service, which is run through Microsoft's own servers and which charges a yearly flat fee, regardless of the number of titles.
EA would not be able to retain use of its own servers for Xbox games and thus could not charge a monthly fee for every game as they could on the PS2.
EA Trax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (323 words)
EA Trax is the title of the in-game soundtracks on some of EA Games' video games featuring up and coming artists, as well as mainstream artists.
EA Trax began in 2001 when EA Games partnered with some major music labels to allow licensed music to play on EA's video games.
The EA Trax program has proven to be a success as it continues today.
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