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Speedy

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Video Game Stock Music
« on: April 03, 2020, 12:58:10 AM »
Here is an incomplete list of some stock music used in various video games.  If you know of any others, add 'em here!

Atmosphere Music
-Bullet - Dave Rogers, Paul Shaw [Centipede trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Hard Jungle - Steve Everitt [Brave Fencer Musashi trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]

Castle Music
-Net Surfer - Neil Sutherland [Crash Bandicoot 2 trailer on Playstation Interactive CD Sampler]

Cavendish Music
-Caped Crusader, The - Steve Sidwell [Crash Bandicoot 3 trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]

Chappell Production Music
-Fly Away - Roger Webb [Theme Hospital]
-Sanctus Christus - Chris Payne [Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Visit to Florida - Jack Arel, Jean-Claude Petit [Ultra Game Players demo discs]

Chronic Trax
-Euro Slam - Chris Lang, Eric Cunningham, Peran Van Dyke [Gran Turismo 1 trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Go Shred - Chris Lang, Eric Cunningham [NBA Shootout 2000 trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Rotterdamned - Chris Lang, Eric Cunningham, Peran Van Dyke [Playstation Underground issue 2.2]

Connect Music
-Deep Drum - Adam Fitzgerald [Krazy Ivan trailer on Playstation Interactive CD Sampler 2]

DeWolfe Music
-Golden Days - Paul Westwood [GTA: Vice City Stories]
-Heading Home - Paul Westwood [GTA: Vice City Stories]
-Shopping Mall - David Molyneux [GTA: Vice City Stories]
-Showroom - David Molyneux [GTA: Vice City Stories]
-Windsong - Paul Field [GTA: Vice City Stories]

FirstCom Music
-Political Pressure - Emanuel Kallins, Lee Shapiro [Carnage Heart trailer on Playstation Interactive CD Sampler 3]

Gerhard Trede library
-Fox Boogie - Gerhard Trede [Fallout 3]
-Jolly Days - Gerhard Trede [Fallout 3]

Getty Images Music
-Rap it 2 - RFM [G-Police trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]

Gravity Production Music
-You Too Can Smash - Eliot Pulse, Jordan Richter, Mark Robertson [Rival Schools: United By Fate trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]

JW Media Music
-Slide it in - Stephen Donnelly [Plumbers Don't Wear Ties]

Killer Tracks
-Hyperkinetic - Bradley Colerick, Howard Pfeifer, Steve Klong [Cool Boarders 2001 trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Killer Bugs - Jonathan Merrill [Apeiron for Mac]
-Ma Yu Ra Pi Rom - Chuck Jonkey [Apeiron for Mac]
-Space War - Danny Pelfrey, Rick Rhodes [Dark Cloud 2 trailer on PS2 Demo Disc 2.2; Okage: Shadow King trailer on another disc- forget which one]

Koka Media
-Karmagoa - Simon DI [Shaolin trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Wild Heart - Christian Leroux, Daniel Darras [Plumbers Don't Wear Ties]

Kosinus Music
-Techno Trash - Eric Caspar [Duke Nukem: Time to Kill trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]

KPM
-American Panorama, An - Richard Harvey [Jak & Daxter trailer on PS2 Jampack Winter 2001]
-Beat Boutique - Alan Hawkshaw [Joe Danger]
-Boogie Man - Sid Phillips [Fallout 3]
-Flight of Fantasy - Christopher Stone [Jak & Daxter trailer on PS2 Jampack Winter 2001]
-Happy Homecoming - Alan Hawkshaw [Joe Danger: The Movie]
-Holiday Commercial - Alan Hawkshaw [Joe Danger]
-Midnight in Manhattan - Johnny Pearson [Escaping the Prison]
-Move Move Move - Alan Hawkshaw [Joe Danger]
-Olympic Fanfare - Christopher Stone [Jak & Daxter trailer on PS2 Jampack Winter 2001]
-Paranoia - Jan Cyrka and Toby Bricheno [ATV Offroad Fury 1]
-Prestige Production (aka The Riviera Affair) - Neil Richardson [Little Big Karting]
-Ride Like the Wind! - Paul Pritchard [Jak & Daxter trailer on PS2 Jampack Winter 2001]
-Rocket Rebel - Curtis Schwartz [Joe Danger: The Movie]
-Speed Speed Speed - Alan Hawkshaw [Joe Danger]
-Stomp in the City - Gracie McAllister Leigh [Joe Danger: The Movie]
-Terminal Pursuit - Paul Pritchard [Front Mission 3 trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Thrills and Spills - Alan Hawkshaw [Joe Danger]

Megatrax
-Cap N Crunch - Timothy Allen Bryson, Patrice Cheryl Irving [Crash Bandicoot 3 trailer on Official U.S. Playstation Magazine disc]
-Gothic Storm - John Carlo Dwyer, Ronald Alan Mendelsohn [Vexx trailer on GameCube demo disc]

NFL Music Library
-Bonnie Blue Gal (aka The Generals of Autumn) - Sam Spence [NFL Gameday 2000]
-Classic Battle - Sam Spence [NFL Fever 2001 trailer on Xbox Exhibition disc]
-Power Tripp - David Robidoux [NFL Gameday 2000]
-Roundup - Sam Spence [NFL Fever 2001 trailer on Xbox Exhibition disc; NFL Gameday 2000]

NYB Music
-Monster - Rick DiFonzo, Scott P. Schreer [Gran Turismo 1 trailer on Playstation Interactive CD Sampler 5]

Power House Music Library
- Loony Tune - Phil McArthur [Tell Me More Kids]
- Who's There? - James Rast [Tell Me More Kids]

Sound Ideas
-Duckwalk - unknown composer [Santa Droppings 1.0 Mac game]

Who Did That Music
-Euro Nights - Al Capps [Spyro the Dragon trailer on Playstation Underground Jampack Winter '98]
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 02:51:19 AM by Speedy »

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 05:04:25 AM »
Iíve been meaning to write up a post, but the Fallout games use a ton of library tracks from APM on the radios, which are derived from KPM, Kosinus, Bruton, Carlin, Sonoton etc. And they play in full without interruption on the radio next to other more traditionally licensed 1950s songs.

APM even wrote up an article for Fallout 3 using a Cavendish track for the trailer, a Boosey&Hawkes issue.

The Saboteur, I believe also uses Warner/Chappell cues for its jazz radios.

Speedy

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »
Yeah, I'm not terribly familiar with the Fallout series but I'm aware they used stock music as well. I need to add those.

Also forgot about "Paranoia", which is heard in ATV Offroad Fury. Added above.

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 06:34:35 PM »
The "Tell Me More Kids" French educational PC game series used two tracks from the defunct Power House Music Library (both from PH-CD 20) - "Who's There?" by James Rast and "Loony Tune" by Phil McArthur: h++ps://www,nslibrary,nichion,co,jp/albums/13755-PH020

Both cues were also used in the game series' Russian trailer reel (along with the third unidentified cue also used in the games at 1:24-1:52 below) . Unfortunately, I haven't found out yet distributed the Power House library in France (where Auralog was based) at the time the games were originally released (early 2000s):


EDIT (11 VI): Apparently the remnants on Claire Music's website on Web Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20001020144137/http://www.clairemusic.com/ suggest that they were Power House music library distributors in France.
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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 06:25:19 PM »
GTA: Vice City Stories uses tracks from De Wolfe for ambient muzak in stores and the Vice Point Mall. Ironically, they were all released in the early 90s despite the 1984 setting.
  • Golden Days - Paul Westwood
  • Heading Home - Paul Westwood
  • Shopping Mall - David Molyneux
  • Showroom - David Molyneux
  • Windsong - Paul Field

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 07:03:37 PM »
GTA: Vice City Stories uses tracks from De Wolfe for ambient muzak in stores and the Vice Point Mall
Cool! Never knew that.

From my experiences, library music usage in video games is very widespread.
Though I honestly haven't played much video games for ages, I think I have some notes lying around for a few cues I picked up along the way.
Off-hand, the old third person strategy game "Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive" uses Ralv Gielen's "Military Chase" (UBM) and a few western cues from BMG/Zomba/Universal's "Score Music Series".
I seem to recall Far Cry 4 used a bunch of Sonoton "Authentic Series" cues for their Asian radio channel(s).

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 09:23:06 PM »
Do Flash games count? Since I know "Midnight in Manhattan," a KPM cue from Johnny Pearson plays in the Flash Newgrounds game Escaping the Prison, when Henry is walking around the prison after glugging down the "NRG" drink.

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 08:13:36 AM »
'Fly Away' by Roger Webb is used in Theme Hospital.   hoops://www.universalproductionmusic.com/en-row/discover/albums/1452/Archive-Kitsch-Pop

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Re: Video Game Stock Music
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2020, 02:49:24 PM »
The track "Bikini Dance" by Lionel Wendling from KOS 144 Pacific Cocktail is used on SpongeBob videogames.