Since climbing to #1 as the most downloaded free app on iTunes within the music category in February 2013, The Music Bizâ„¢ continues to gain popularity.
The second iteration will feature a much anticipated collaboration with hip hop superstar Kardinal Offishall. Kardinalâ€™s music will be available for in game play. The decision to bring on Kardinal Offishall was a â€œno brainerâ€ said Sudz Sutherland, co-creator of The Music Bizâ„¢ and founder of Hungry Eyes Film & Television. â€œKardinal is Canada’s hip-hop ambassador and it only made sense to team up with one of the country’s best hip-hop artists.Â
The next iteration, The Music Bizâ„¢ will also be teaming up with prominent names in Canadian hip hop like Peter Jackson and Luu Breeze. Their exclusive beats will be available in the game. More leading hip hop artists will be added to the roster in the weeks to come.
The Music Bizâ„¢ is also pleased to announce the winner of our extensive search for the next hip hop star producer, Andrew Triple A! He was the grand prize winner of The Music Biz contest â€“ where we searched for the next big thing in hip hop to win the grand-prize of $500. His beat and custom designed avatar will be featured in The Music Bizâ„¢.
Other talented artists featured on The Music Bizâ„¢ include Juno nominated Rich Kidd and Son Real, Grammy nominated Jake One, superstar producer Alchemist, and artists BADBADNOTGOOD, Frank Dukes, Marco Polo, Mr. Porter, MoSS, and Ryan Hemsworth.
The second iteration will have an array of updates that include:
- Being available on the Android platform
- 30 new beats
- 10 new premium beats created by leading hip hop artists
- The player can battle artists like Kardinal Offishall head to head in the Mix Challenge
ConnectÂ with the Music Biz on our blog at www.urthemusicbiz.com. Â Â Also visit us on Facebook at urthemusicbiz and on Twitter @urthemusicbiz.Â For more information, please contact Hungry Eyes at 416-654-6222 or visit www.urthemusicbiz.com. Â
Aâ€‹bout Hungry Eyes Film & Television
Hungry Eyes Film & Television, co-founded by the husband-wife team of Sudz Sutherland and Jen Holness, tackle subjects that are cross-cultural, cross-genre and cross-media. Hungry Eyes has done pioneering work with hard-hitting films such as Home Again, a film about people deported to Jamaica from their adopted countries for minor criminal offences, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012; and Guns, a television mini-seriesÂ starring Colm Feore and Elisha Cuthbert.
As filmmakers, Hungry Eyes has brought a fresh and authentic perspective to cultural, economic and political issues in film.Â Now, the duo is focussed on developing content for mobile users in the black and Hispanic communities in North America — considered the fastest growing demographics in the new technology space. â€œWe developed this game for lovers of hip-hop,â€ says Sutherland, â€œand thatâ€™s a larger group of people who are beyond a narrow racial definition.â€ The rise of online music and mobile gaming has brought a generic approach to content — standardized racing and shooter games that appeal to the widest possible audience. But as audiences drift further away from the computer screen and use the mobiles as entertainment devices, Sutherland sees an opportunity to develop mobile content that targets specific cultural audiences: â€œThis kind of content falls below the radar screen of most companies.â€Â
About XMG Studio
XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer of mobile gamesÂ with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of providing original expression through gameplay for all fans of fun. The company has released 12 mobile games in various genres targeting casual game players of which seven games have in excess of one million installs and several have won Best App ever industry awards for best in class. Named as one of the top global mobile games developers to watch by industry media, XMG has a track record of innovation excellence including the creation of several sub genres within the mobile gaming ecosystem.
Paid for with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters. We also acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF).