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Paul McCartney composing new music for a game

Former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney said he's composing a song that will be featured in an unnamed game -- one of the few titles to have a track from a member the legendary band.

Eric Caoili, Blogger

January 31, 2012

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Newsbrief: Former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney said he's composing a song that will be featured in an unnamed game -- one of the few titles to have a track from a member the legendary band. He didn't specify which developer or publisher he's working with, or the genre of the game he's contributing to, but McCartney said he's currently "working [himself] to death" composing the song, according to an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit, translated by entertainment news agency Bang Showbiz. Harmonix and MTV Games released The Beatles: Rock Band in 2009, but not many other games have featured music from the band or its members (a rare exception being a 1980s computer game starring McCartney). McCartney, who also enjoyed a successful solo career, said there's an opportunity for his songs to reach a younger audience with this project. "I was asked whether I could imagine doing something like this, and I found it exciting," he said. "Besides, it is a fascinating market. These days a new computer game sells much better than a CD. And you reach an entirely different target group. This way many young people will probably listen to my music for the first time while playing a video game."

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Eric Caoili

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Eric Caoili currently serves as a news editor for Gamasutra, and has helmed numerous other UBM Techweb Game Network sites all now long-dead, including GameSetWatch. He is also co-editor for beloved handheld gaming blog Tiny Cartridge, and has contributed to Joystiq, Winamp, GamePro, and 4 Color Rebellion.

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