All Proceeds From The MW3 Soundtrack To Benefit The Call of Duty Endowment
The Call of Duty Endowment is one of the reasons it’s hard to hate Activision for churning out the same product again and again. Created to help returning vets find jobs, it performs an absolutely vital service for our servicemen and women who often face significant difficulties reintegrating into civilian life. And today, Activision has announced a potentially huge grant for the charity: All proceeds from the Modern Warfare 3 soundtrack will benefit the endowment.
Assuming people actually want to buy it – I didn’t find the score that memorable, but opinions can and should vary on that – then get to it because seriously, it’s for a great cause. And, because I know how much you all clamor for press releases, here it is for all to see:
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and celebrated composer Brian Tyler announced today that they will donate all proceeds from the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 soundtrack to The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help returning soldiers transition back to civilian life, find work and establish careers.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Brian Tyler onboard for Modern Warfare® 3,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “If you’re an action fan you certainly know his work. It’s a pleasure to partner with Brian Tyler and Call of Duty® fans around the world to assist real-world soldiers in need.”
“I am so excited to be the composer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” said Brian Tyler. “I feel privileged to be able to contribute to the building of The Call of Duty Endowment. It is a true honor!”
Tyler has scored more than 50 films, including Eagle Eye, Fast & Furious and The Expendables. His elemental grasp of the action genre has yielded a stunning 20-track original score for 2011′s most eagerly awaited entertainment release. The soundtrack is now available for digital download at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other major digital media retailers for $.99 per track.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
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