This Week's GTA Online Livestreams on Twitch feat Ltzonda, Joell Ortiz and More

Posted on September 15 2014, 10:32am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games

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Monday September 15     4PM ET*
GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition: A Special Album Listening Party with Joell Ortiz and Friends
GTAIV Soundtrack's Joell Ortiz joined us earlier this summer to throw down with Pete Rock in one of the Hot 97 GTA Online sessions and had such a good time playing the game that he's coming back today for a special listening party edition where Joell will be previewing tracks of his brand new album dropping this week, House Slippers along with special guests including renowned producers The Heatmakerz and other artists who appear on the album. We'll be playing through a special Playlist of Jobs that share the same name as tracks on the album as well as some recent Verifieds and Flight School Jobs, to see how one of the fiercest rappers in the game does in a lobby with other special guests. Make sure you're following us closely on Twitter as well as we're planning to give away some limited Joell Ortiz x Rockstar Games prize packs of rare gear.

Friday September 19     4PM ET*
GTA Online Session featuring Ltzonda and Invited Community Members
And join us this week on Friday afternoon, as we load up and play through GTA Online Jobs with GTA fan and Twitch streamer extraordinaire Ltzonda as well as some members of the community. We're planning on playing through some of the player-created and Red Dead inspired Throwback Jobs we featured on the Newswire last week with some of their Creators and some other fun Jobs live.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

This Week's Rockstar Livestreams: Hot 97 Edition feat GTA Soundtrack Alums & Rockstar Verified Community Session

Posted on August 28 2014, 9:47am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games



Join us today and tomorrow at the Rockstar Twitch channel for upcoming GTA Online livestreams:



Thursday Aug 28th     2:30pm Eastern*
Hot 97 Edition featuring GTA Soundtrack Alumni Maino and Uncle Murda plus Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow
GTA fans will remember both Maino ("Getaway Driver") and Uncle Murda ("Anybody Can Get It") for their super hard original contributions to DJ Green Lantern's Liberty City Invasion radio show in Grand Theft Auto IV. These guys are also no strangers to the livestreams, having let off many rounds a couple years ago playing Max Payne 3 on the Rockstar Rooftop. This week, they'll be in the house live at Hot 97 for a full-fledged GTA Online session and will be joined by hot new Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow playing the new Verifieds, Flight School Jobs and hopefully doing the "I Just Caught a Body Dance" after winning a TDM or two.

Friday Aug 29th     11:30am Eastern*
Rockstar Verified Jobs Livestream
This Friday, we'll be hosting a live session of this week's brand new Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs. From slick Races like "That's What She Said" and "Hit The Apex" to the gripping Capture "Raid:Claustrophobia" - we will be leading a special lobby of GTA community guests including some invited creators of the Jobs themselves as we see who will emerge victorious at the top of the Playlist.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Catch GTAV Soundtrack Artists in Concert: Summer Festivals and Tour Calendar

Posted on June 23 2014, 10:59am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar

Summer music festival season has begun and whether you’re a loyal Radio Mirror Park listener, a Channel X headbanger or a Radio Los Santos fan, chances are your favorite GTAV soundtrack artist is out on tour or appearing at one of the many music festivals happening across the world over the next few months. As a helpful guide, we’ve compiled the below tour listings calendar for you to see who’s coming to a venue near you – including a breakdown arranged by artists from the Original Soundtrack album as well as by radio station and some festival listings where other GTA soundtrack alumni will be performing. Feel free to drop a comment below if you know of any other GTA soundtrack artists' concert dates coming up or to let us know if you managed to catch any of these guys as the shows happen – we’ll also be updating this post with additional dates as they’re announced.

ARTISTS ON TOUR FROM THE MUSIC OF GRAND THEFT AUTO V - VOLUME 1: ORIGINAL MUSIC:

100s
7/25 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
7/26 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

A$AP Rocky
6/27 Los Angeles, CA @ BET Experience 2014
7/05 Québec, QC, CA @ Plains of Abraham (Opening for Snoop Dogg)
7/18 London, UK @ Lovebox 2014
7/27 Seattle, WA @ The Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

Flying Lotus
6/28 Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/18 Pemberton, BC, CA @ Pemberton Music Festival 2014
8/17 Somerset, WI @ Summerset Music Festival
8/24 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

Freddie Gibbs
6/24 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
6/25 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
6/26 Manhattan, KS @ Rc Mcgraw's
6/27 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
6/28 Kansas City, MO @ The Arvest Bank Theater
8/30 Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC 2
8/31 London, UK @ XOYO

HEALTH
7/10 Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater
7/18 Toronto, ON, CA @ The Hoxton

Neon Indian
6/28 Chicago, IL @ Chive Fest Chicago

Off!
7/05 Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo Festival
7/11 Milton Keynes, UK @ Milton Keynes Bowl

The Chain Gang of 1974
7/16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
7/18 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
7/19 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room at the Observatory
7/21 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
7/23 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
7/24 Vancouver, BC, CA @ The Imperial
7/25 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
7/26 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

Twin Shadow
7/11 Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
7/12 Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
7/13 Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
8/15 Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
8/20 London, UK @ The Eclipse Tour
8/21 Berlin, DE @ The Eclipse Tour
8/22 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/24 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/27 Paris, FR @ The Eclipse Tour
8/28 Tel Aviv, IL @ The Eclipse Tour
8/29 Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
8/30 Stockholm, SE @ Popaganda Festival

Tyler, The Creator
7/08 Montreal, QC, CA @ Métropolis
7/09 Ottawa, ON, CA @ Ottawa Blues Fest
7/13 Saskatoon, SK, CA @ O'Brian's Event Centre
7/14 Winnipeg, MB, CA @ Burton Cummings Theatre
7/15 Edmonton, AB, CA @ Starlite Room
7/16 Edmonton, AB, CA @ Starlite Room
7/18 Pemberton, BC, CA @ Pemberton Music Festival
7/22 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
7/23 London, UK @ The Forum
8/16 Centro Dinamico Pegaso, MX @ Ceremonia 2014

 

Hit the jump for an extended list of artists on tour arranged by Grand Theft Auto V radio stations as well as a list of 2014 summer music festivals where GTA Soundtrack alumni are performing.

Congratulations to Daryl Hall and John Oates on Their Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Posted on April 10 2014, 11:34am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music

Congratulations are in order to one of our all-time favorite acts, Hall & Oates, on their well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame happening this evening at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

We here at Rockstar are big fans of Mr. Hall & Mr. Oates, having featured them in a total of four GTA soundtracks over the years (“Out of Touch” in Vice City; “Family Man” in Vice City Stories; “Maneater” in Episodes from Liberty City; and “Adult Education” in GTAV).

Congrats as well to rock legends (and GTA soundtrack alums) KISS who are also going in with the class of 2014 this year.

You can catch the full broadcast of tonight’s festivities airing May 31st on HBO.

www.rockhall.com

GTAV Soundtrack News: Behind the Scenes with Electronic Musician, Plus Score Updates Coming to GTA Online

Posted on March 31 2014, 2:31pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games


Tyler the Creator and Woody Jackson from the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack and score recording sessions.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
 
Electronic Musician is one of the most respected industry magazines in the world of modern music production and their current March issue cover story offers an in-depth look behind the scenes of the making of the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. Featuring interviews with Rockstar as well as with score composers Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No alongside some of the artists who created original songs specifically for the in-game radio stations like Flying Lotus and Chain Gang of 1974, their 6-page piece (Grand Theft Auto V: Crafting Epic Game Music from Soundtrack to Score) goes deep into the process behind every aspect of creating the game's music.
 
“Composers were assigned to each of the game protagonists to create their signature scores. Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese created De Santa’s score, Alchemist and Oh No for Clinton’s score, and [Woody] Jackson created Philips’ score. But the music heard at any point during the course of the game or on The Score disc is an amalgamation of the composers’ sounds in a true collaboration. The score kicks in when a mission starts; it is delineated from the radio station music by shifts in action such as getting out of the car and having a conversation with another character. The score reacts to gameplay throughout the mission: Eight music stems function as tracks within a song…
 
Oh No and I were trying to wrap our heads around how this is going to work’ says The Alchemist. ‘Each time you play the game, things are going to happen differently. It wasn’t so much about the automation of it, but about creating stems that were interesting… It was different from making your own album because as an artist, being stubborn, it’s got to go one way or you can’t deal with it. It was good to have a task. You just have to deal with it. In the end, it was a trust thing.”
 
For both GTA fans and serious music junkies, the full article (which is only available on newsstands) has got tons of detail on everything from the studio band whose jam session recordings were sourced to create original electronic orchestration, to a specific list of instruments and production tools that were used, and from composition to radio station track selection, right down to the technique behind DJ Shadow's work producing songs for the final score album.
 
 
BRAND NEW MUSICAL SCORE UPDATES COMING TO GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE
 
As part of the ongoing content updates and evolution of the Grand Theft Auto Online experience, we’re also adding to the already massive original musical score that is heard exclusively Online. Modes such as Survival, Deathmatch as well as your own custom-made Creator Jobs will all be complemented with an updated range of never-before-heard unreleased instrumental music from the original scoring sessions by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No.
 
Check out a special preview of just a bit of the new instrumentation you can expect to hear that will be added to the game next month.
 

 
NEW MUSIC FROM GTAV SOUNDTRACK ARTISTS
 
Finally, a special shout to some of the GTAV soundtrack’s alumni who’ve recently put out brand new music worth checking out. 
 
The gentlemen of Favored Nations (“The Set Up”) have a brand new single and video out entitled “Regular Pussy” that’s, as you’d expect, an ode to the joys of having a loyal housecat.
 
Alchemist and Prodigy have recently released the deluxe ‘P=MC²’ edition of their acclaimed Albert Einstein album with four new tracks added to the hard-edged and dark 2013 masterpiece.
 
Chain Gang of 1974 (who are also interviewed in the above Electronic Musician article about the making of their original soundtrack tune “Sleepwalking”) have released their new album entitled Daydream Forever. The album includes as a digital bonus a ‘reimagined’ Dawn Golden Remix of “Sleepwalking”.

And Freddie Gibbs (heard on Radio Los Santos with his "Still Livin'" and also on BJ the Chicago Kid's "Smokin' and Ridin'") and renowned producer Madlib have just released their new collaborative album, Pinata. You may have caught Freddie live on the Rockstar Twitch stream last weekend as he took part in a special edition GTA Online Crew Battle against Hot 97's Hip Hop Gamer - if you missed it, you can catch an archive here. We also gave away signed copies of Pinata to some lucky Twitter followers along with GTAV tees and stickers. Definitely keep an eye out throughout the spring and summer for more live-streaming GTA Online Crew Battles featuring GTAV soundtrack members and other special guests.

 

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V at VGX

Posted on December 4 2013, 2:55pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

Tune in to VGX this Saturday for a special celebration featuring the Music of Grand Theft Auto V.
 
Hosted by Loiter Squad (Tyler, The Creator and other Odd Future members as seen on Adult Swim), this special live performance will include songs off the official soundtrack by A$AP Rocky, The Chain Gang of 1974, Jay Rock and Tyler himself, along with special guests. Also performing selections from the game's official score will be composers Woody Jackson, The Alchemist and Oh No.
 
In addition to the special musical performance, Grand Theft Auto V and series creators Rockstar North will compete for eight awards in the following categories:
 
  • Game Of The Year
  • Studio Of The Year
  • Best Action Adventure Game
  • Best Xbox Game
  • Best PlayStation Game
  • Best Voice Actor (Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips)
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best Song In A Game (“A.D.H.D.” by Kendrick Lamar, “Sleepwalking” by The Chain Gang of 1974)
 
VGX will be streamed globally beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT on VGXLive.com and other streaming platforms. For a full list of places to watch, visit the official site.

Rockstar Games to Present Grand Theft Auto V at the New York Film Festival: Details on Panels and Concert in NYC

Posted on September 26 2013, 5:20pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

We're honored to have Grand Theft Auto V participate as an official selection for this year's New York Film Festival Convergence Program. As part of the celebration, we'll be hosting a pair of official panel discussions at the festival, along with a special concert featuring the composers of the game's dynamic score.
 
The first panel takes place on Sunday, September 29th at 3:30 PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) and will focus on the storytelling and development of GTAV - topics will include the unique process for creating a piece of interactive entertainment, how three playable characters allows for a different type of storytelling and how we created the living, breathing world of Los Santos and Blaine County. The panel will be moderated by Adam Sessler and include select members of the Rockstar Games team.
 
On Monday, September 30th we'll be hosting a special concert event at the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle featuring GTAV score composers Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist and Oh No along with an ensemble of musicians performing a mix of tracks from the game's score. Grammy® award winning producer, musician, composer & engineer Om'Mas Keith will serve as Musical Director & Conductor for the event. The concert starts at 9PM and tickets are extremely limited.
 
The Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center will also play host to a special edition of NYFF LIVE, a free-to-the-public event discussing the music of GTAV on Tuesday, October 1st at 8PM, featuring all of the game’s composers as well as our own soundtrack supervisor and moderated by Ryan Schreiber, founder of Pitchfork Media.
 
Tickets for Sunday's panel and the concert will be available starting at 10AM on Friday, September 27th at the New York Film Festival site. For more information about this year's New York Film Festival, visit their official website, or download their free app for iOS or Android devices.

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Three Volume Digital Album Now Available on iTunes

Posted on September 24 2013, 11:40am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

Today we're pleased to announce that The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, a trio of distinct albums from Grand Theft Auto V, are available on iTunes for $9.99 each or as a full compilation for $24.99.
 
The first volume of this compilation is a collection of brand new music from a wide array of artists including Wavves, Twin Shadow and Tyler, The Creator - along with The Chain Gang of 1974's "Sleepwalking", which was featured in the game's Official Trailer.
 
GTAV is the first entry in the series to feature a dynamic original score composed and engineered to be completely responsive to the player’s actions within both missions and open world gameplay. The score was composed in a one-time collaboration between a team of legendary producers and composers including vanguard German electronic band Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson (Red Dead RedemptionL.A. Noire) and renowned hip-hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No. For The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Volume 2, the stems of the game’s interactive score are layered, mixed and arranged into an album of songs by acclaimed producer and DJ, DJ Shadow.
 
The collection of music in GTAV is the biggest and most ambitious in the history of the series. Volume 3 features select songs from across the game's unique in-game radio stations. Snippets from all 17 in-game radio stations are also now available for your listening pleasure on the Music page on the GTAV official site. Featuring tracks by Bootsy Collins, Flying Lotus, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Jai Paul, Toro y Moi, Waylon Jennings and more.
 
Hit the jump below for each volume's full tracklist and see more at www.rockstargames.com/V/music.

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