Old school Konami tunes heading to MP3 players

According to a recent press announcement, Konami has brokered a deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment to allow the digital distribution of Konami's entire library of video game soundtracks. The music will be prepared for release on major online retailers, including iTunes, Rhapsody, and various mobile service providers.

Konami's noteworthy contributions to video game music history stem back to as early as the days of the NES, when catchy, memorable tunes from games such as Contra and Castlevania became a benchmark for the company. Since then, the video game publisher has made massive strides in the field of music composition with such notable series as Silent Hill, Suikoden, and Dance Dance Revolution, all of which are accompanied by acclaimed soundtracks.

"Music has been at the foundation of Konami's games for decades, and now consumers will be able to enjoy these classic tunes on their own," said Michael Rajna, Music Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment. "Sony BMG Music Entertainment's strong digital distribution network allows us to reach the widest possible audience and bring Konami's library of industry-defining music to users on PCs and mobile devices."

Unfortunately, no preliminary information was given regarding the list of initially available titles, nor was there an announcement of a scheduled release period. However, the press notice did mention that all music will also be available on Konami's main site at www.konami.com.

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