Unsigned bands to star in iPhone Car Jack Streets
There's always been a dance mentalist element to their music
Okay, so these aren't household names, but that's the interesting thing. TAG has opted to populate the soundtrack to its game with 24 tracks from 16 emerging acts, rather than paying big bucks to license in established artists.
Players will be able to click through to buy the songs from Apple's iTunes Store, too. Atom tha Immortal is a hip-hop wordsmith, apparently, while Red Shirt Theory is a "dance music mentalist", if you're wondering.
TAG boss Paul Farley tells PocketGamer.biz that researching which artists to include was partly TAG's own staff, and partly a relationship with an artist management company.
It's an interesting strategy, and presumably a more cost-effective one for TAG than licensing in marquee names. The fact that iPhone allows click-throughs to the iTunes Store is a welcome bonus, both for the publisher, the artists and players.
The full artist list is as follows:
Atom tha Immortal - www.atomthaimmortal.com
Butch Baker - http://www.mp3.com/artist/butch-baker/summary/
Digital Juggernaut - http://www.mp3unsigned.com/digitaljuggernaut.asp
Druu - www.myspace.com/druu
Eclipse - www.mp3unsigned.com/eclipse.asp
Esteban - www.myspace.com/estabanuk
Kyoshi - www.myspace.com/kyoshimusic
Laurelyn Carter - www.laurelyn.com
M4rt3z - http://www.mp3unsigned.com/m4rt3z.ASP
MD1-Project - www.rickymancini.co.uk
Not My Day - www.notmyday.co.uk
Red Shirt Theory - www.myspace.com/theredshirt
Smudge - www.myspace.com/smudgesuck
Soma High - www.myspace.com/somahigh
The Amateurs - www.theamateurs.co.uk
The Officers - www.myspace.com/theofficers
The Snowbyrds - www.myspace.com/snowbyrdsuk