EA’s NBA LIVE 2003 SOUNDTRACK
REACHES RIAA PLATINUM
First Ever Videogame Soundtrack
to go Platinum!
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 14, 2003
– Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) has announced that the first soundtrack it
released as part of its EA SPORTS™ TRAX initiative announced in August last year
reached Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified platinum
status (one million units), making it the first videogame soundtrack ever to go
platinum as well as the most successful soundtrack in videogame history.
The soundtrack is a part of the EA SPORTS TRAX music initiative that EA
announced last year, which is dedicated to bringing in the freshest music to
EA’s video games. “EA is committed to delivering the best music in the industry
within our games,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for
Electronic Arts. “The success of the NBA Live 2003 soundtrack shows that we are
connecting with our fans.”
The soundtrack is a part of the EA
Sports™ Trax music initiative that EA announced last year, dedicated to bringing
in the freshest music to EA’s videogames. “EA is committed to delivering the
best music in the industry within our games,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide
Executive of Music for Electronic Arts. “The success of the NBA Live 2003
soundtrack shows that we are connecting with our fans.”
NBA LIVE 2003 is available on the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube™, the Xbox™
video game system from Microsoft and PC. For more information on NBA LIVE 2003,
visit EA’s official site at www.info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s
leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic
Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company
develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for video game systems,
personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM, EA SPORTS BIG™ and EA.COMSM.
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