Artists' original tracks selected by music industry legend Steve Stoute and NBA All-Star Kevin Durant now featured on NBA 2K20 soundtrack
NEW YORK– (BUSINESS WIRE) –2K and UnitedMasters today announced the 10 winners of a global contest NBA 2K20 in-game soundtrack. Announced in July, the contest gave artists the chance to feature on the in-game soundtrack. This is the first-time users and fans of NBA 2K have been able to submit their own music to be included in an official soundtrack for the video game.
"2K is proud to be a leading music platform for established and up-and-coming artists," said Alfie Brody, vice president of marketing for NBA 2K. "We strongly feel that music is integral to the NBA 2K dynamically updated in-game soundtrack, which now includes these aspiring artists. "
The contest received over 10,000 song submissions from artists throughout the world. 2K and United Masters narrowed the tracks down to a top-list with Steve Stoute, United Masters Founder and CEO, and 25x NBA All-Star and 10x NBA Champion, Kevin Durant, selecting the 2 winners to be added to the game.
“The NBA 2K soundtrack consistently showcases the best artists, and we're excited that these United Masters artists have the opportunity to bring their music to millions of new listeners. "We expect this is just the beginning of these talented musicians," said Steve Stoute, founder and CEO of United Masters. “We are proud to work with such a culturally significant and influential game like NBA 2K to showcase the next generation of music talent. "
"Music and basketball were always an important part of my life. I think what Steve is doing at UnitedMasters is amazing. If I can help put these talented artists with NBA 2K "It's all full circle to music and ball for me," said Kevin Durant.
Upon hearing he would be featured on the soundtrack, UM Artist Quantrelle added, "I thought it was dope because I planned on using different distribution to get my music out, but management suggested UnitedMasters and to see what they did with '
UM Artist Fourtee reacted upon hearing the news said, "Honestly, it was an out of body experience. It felt unreal, but thank God I have really high expectations for my music. "
The launch track for this year's soundtrack was revealed in July at ComplexWithin Chicago and is available to enjoy in-game and on Spotify. The soundtrack will continue to be dynamically updated with new tracks over the coming months.
Following are the winning artists / songs and videos behind the scenes that can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ePVQQgR8stc.
- 570JV - "My Soul";
- Anonymuz - "Rockstar:
- AkinG Kalld Pedro - "Traffic Jam";
- Bravo - "Diamonds";
- Fourtee - "Freeze";
- Lee Bezel - "Big Duffy";
- Q - "I Might Slip Away If I Don't Feel Nothing";
- Quantrelle - "Momentum";
- Ref - "Kites";
- Swoosh God - "Just Do It".
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K20 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information on NBA 2K20, please visit https://nba.2k.com/2k20/.
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