2K partners with industry legend Steve Stoute's latest venture to curate and update soundtrack;
Kicks off international search to find “Next” Artists to be featured in NBA 2K20
NEW YORK– (BUSINESS WIRE) –2K today announced that NBA® 2K20, the next iteration of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series of the past 18 years *, is launching their most expansive soundtrack to date with 50 tracks from artists such as Drake, Meek Mill, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and the late Nipsey Hussle.
All of the songs have been chosen by 2K and validated by UnitedMasters, the new industry alternative for independent artists, founded by the legendary music entrepreneur and businessman, Steve Stoute. Additional songs will be dynamically added throughout the year across genres, spanning hip-hop, R&B, electronic, pop and rock. Fans can experience the soundtrack beginning today on Spotify by visiting https://2kgam.es/2xXSZXK.
Alongside the new soundtrack, 2K and UnitedMasters are kicking off a global search1 to discover the hottest new artists and tracks to be added to the game. From August 1st until September 15th, artists can submit their track using the new UnitedMasters app and it will be evaluated by Steve Stoute, 2K, and a star-studded celebrity judging panel. The 10 best tracks will be chosen and added to the soundtrack in a later update.
"NBA 2K said Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation and United Masters. “Artists can now get their careers by having a song featured. UnitedMasters will open that opportunity to independent artists and help cure the next generation of talent. This year's soundtrack will be constantly updated with new exciting music
"Music is at the core of the NBA 2K said, "hard work to deliver soundtrack that reflects basketball culture and inspire 2K players," said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. "We wanted NBA 2K20 to showcase the best musicians in the world. "
The full track list for this year's soundtrack was revealed this weekend at ComplexCon Chicago. At the show, 2K hosted a panel discussing the intersection of hoops, tech, fashion and music. Steve Stoute, along with Paul Rivera, Karl-Anthony Towns, Don C, and NLE Choppa for an insightful conversation on culture and the role that 2K plays.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K20 is E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information on NBA 2K20, please visit https://nba.2k.com/2k20/.
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1 The following countries are eligible to participate in the International contest: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Germany, France, China, South Korea, Netherlands, Belgium.
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About United Masters
Launched in 2017 by veteran translation founder and music industry Steve Stoute, United Masters provides a new industry alternative for independent artists. UnitedMasters gives artists access to premium music distribution services, a suite of tools to help them directly connect with fans, and opportunities for unique partnerships with some of the world's biggest brands. The United Masters platform enables artists to operationalize their independence and to maximize their creative and economic potential while maintaining full ownership over their master recording rights.
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