Video-Game CD from Spike TV

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Tunes from video games are humming through Spike TV’s head.

The network and Artemis Records will release Video Game Awards Hits Volume 1 - Best of Video Game Music Nov. 30, two weeks before Video Game Awards 2004 airs live on Spike TV Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. (EST).

Spike TV held its inaugural Video Game Awards last year, and the David Spade-hosted show totaled more than 1 million viewers and was the No. 1-rated cable show among persons 12-24 and males 12-34 that night.

“Music in video games has become like soundtracks for movies,” Spike TV senior vice president of talent and development and executive producer of the CD Casey Patterson said in a prepared statement.

“Publishers are commissioning major recording artists to produce original music for games exclusively,” he added. “Video games are the new place to launch hit singles. These soundtracks are adding tremendously to the tone, pacing, promotion and overall experience of the games.”

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