Today's Top Artists, AT&T to Debut AT&T Team USA Soundtrack on Opening Day of 2008 Olympic Games
Goo Goo Dolls, Queen Latifah and Taylor Swift Join Other Leading Artists to Record Exclusive Tracks to Inspire and Support U.S. Olympic Team Athletes
Proceeds from Music Downloads — Available Exclusively During the 2008 Olympic Games — to Benefit Team USA
Dallas, Texas, August 6, 2008
As the world prepares to kick off the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, AT&T and today's headlining artists are ready to cheer on U.S. Olympic Team athletes through the AT&T Team USA™ Soundtrack.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack — a compilation of exclusive rock, pop, R&B, rap and country music produced to support U.S. Olympic Team athletes as they compete in Beijing — will be available for download beginning Aug. 8, the opening day of the 2008 Olympic Games, through the Closing Ceremony on Aug. 24. The artists and tracks that will be exclusively available on the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack are:
- 3 Doors Down, "The Champion in Me"
- Army of Me, "Perfect" (acoustic)
- Colbie Caillat, "Somethin' Special"
- Clique Girlz, "Incredible" (acoustic)
- Sheryl Crow, "So Glad We Made It"
- Chris Brown, "Dreamer"
- Flipsyde, "Champion"
- Luis Fonsi, "No Me Doy Por Vencido" (exclusive track)
- Goo Goo Dolls, "Real"
- Josh Kelley, "To Remember"
- Lady Antebellum, "I Was Here"
- Queen Latifah, "Champion"
- Mere, "Hold On"
- Nelly, "Warrior" (Team USA edition)
- Taylor Swift, "Change"
- Kate Voegele, "Lift Me Up"
AT&T Team USA™ Soundtrack / Add One
Fans can download full tracks online through iTunes for 99 cents a song, and can also access the iTunes downloads through att.net/TeamUSA. AT&T wireless customers can purchase ringtones and Answer TonesSM featuring the exclusive songs, ranging from $1.99 to $2.49, online or from their handsets through AT&T MEdia Mall. And, a selection of the full tracks can also be downloaded directly over the air to AT&T handsets for $1.99 a song. Net proceeds from downloads will benefit Team USA. Music videos and exclusive artist interviews will also be available for viewing at att.net/TeamUSA and the AT&T blue room. To sign up for AT&T Team USA Soundtrack Text Alerts, text Alerts to 234567. Standard text message rates apply.
"We couldn't be more excited about our artist lineup and what they're doing to help support Team USA and these athletes," said Jamie Butcher, vice president of AT&T Brand Sponsorships. "The way these artists came together to produce the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack really represents the true spirit of the Olympic Games. One of our main Team USA sponsorship goals is to connect fans to these amazing athletes and generate excitement for them as they compete at the Olympic Games. The AT&T Team USA Soundtrack is a great way to make this connection."
AT&T is further connecting fans to its brand by promoting the Team USA Soundtrack through online social networking sites. Fans can stop by www.att.net/TeamUSA to download the official AT&T Team USA Soundtrack widget and show their support for Team USA on their Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) page. Between now and Aug. 8, the widget will display a countdown to the start of the 2008 Olympic Games and the launch of AT&T Team USA Soundtrack. Once the Games begin, the widget will provide access to exclusive music and interviews with both artists and athletes. Updates about both Team USA and the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack will be available throughout the games via the "ATTblueroom" profile on Twitter (http://twitter.com/attblueroom) and the AT&T fan page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ATT/8576093908).
Today's announcement is the latest move by AT&T to help U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes train and compete for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. AT&T is an official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team and provides significant financial support, products and services to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
AT&T will also serve as the official telecommunications services partner of the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In addition to supporting USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming, the company serves as an official partner for several National Governing Bodies, including USA Track & Field and USA Diving.
The AT&T Team USA Soundtrack is an important part of AT&T's mission to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else.
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