Under the agreement, Konami's music will be available for download from major online retailers such as iTunes and Rhapsody as well as a number of mobile service providers.
"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, Inc. "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."
For the first time in Konami's history, consumers will have access to original music from celebrated franchises such as Castlevania®, Silent Hill®, Dance Dance Revolution® and Elebits[tm] as well as classic arcade hits such as Gradius® and Contra®. In addition to major web-based retailers, the music will also be available through major mobile carriers as well as Konami's official web site, www.konami.com .
"We are pleased to be working with Konami on the digital distribution of more than 25 years of video game music as we bring their outstanding music to both established gamers and new listeners," said Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, Sony BMG Music Entertainment.