AT&T to Produce Exclusive Soundtrack for Athletes Competing in 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Catch the Olympic Spirit and Connect to Team USA with Never-Before-Released Songs and Tones by Top Artists, Available Exclusively via iTunes and AT&T Wireless Handsets. Proceeds from Downloads to Benefit Team USA. Music Videos to Appear During NBC's Broadcasts of the Olympic Winter Games
Dallas, Texas, February 11, 2010
As the world prepares to take in the sights, sounds and majesty of the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, AT&T* is joining with world-renowned recording artists — 3 Doors Down, The All-American Rejects remix by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Gloriana, Green River Ordinance, Honor Society, Hoobastank, Puddle Of Mudd, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Train and many more— to create the exclusive AT&T Team USA Soundtrack for athletes as they pursue their dream of competing in the Olympic Games. These songs will be available exclusively via the iTunes Store, and via AT&T wireless devices, tones will be available starting tomorrow.
The music, which will debut on the opening day of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, will offer inspirational songs for Team USA, sports and music fans across the country. In addition, several artists have recorded exclusive music videos, which will be featured during NBC’s Olympic Games coverage, and will be available via TV, PC and wireless device through AT&T U-verseSM TV, AT&T Fan Zone and wirelessly through AT&T Mobile Video.
All proceeds from sales of Team USA Soundtrack songs purchased on iTunes and ringtones and answer tones purchased through the AT&T MEdia Mall (or AT&T App Center) during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and through March 1 will go to the US Olympic Committee to benefit Team USA.**
Sample tracks for the 2010 AT&T Team USA Soundtrack include:
- 3 Doors Down – “Shine”
- The All-American Rejects – “Move Along (remix by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes)”
- David Banner – “In the Zone (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)”
- Mariah Carey – “100%”
- Gloriana – “The World Is Ours Tonight”
- Green River Ordinance – “Rise Up”
- Honor Society – “Can’t Box Me In”
- Hoobastank – “Never Be Here Again”
- Puddle Of Mudd – “Shook Up the World”
- Rascal Flatts – “Unstoppable (Olympics Mix)”
- Sugarland – “Wide Open”
- Train – “The Finish Line”
The songs are available for purchase on iTunes for $0.99 or $1.29. In addition, AT&T wireless customers can purchase ringtones and answer tones featuring the tracks through AT&T MEdia Mall (or AT&T App Center) – prices from $1.99 to $2.49 for each download. AT&T wireless customers can access a link to these never-before-released tones from the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack by texting*** USA to 2257.
“The AT&T Team USA Soundtrack truly captures the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games,” said Jason Simpson, director of AT&T Olympic Integration. “Top musical artists are joining together to inspire and encourage Team USA, and fans have the opportunity to connect with and support athletes by downloading the soundtrack. It’s another terrific opportunity to show our support for these amazing and innovative world-class athletes.”
“The support we’re receiving from these artists and the fans is amazing,” said Evan Lysacek, reigning world champion in men’s figure skating and silver medalist at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. “As we prepare to compete in Vancouver, the Team USA Soundtrack will help motivate us to perform at our very best.”
Figure Skater Rachael Flatt said: “Music is an important part of figure skating. It helps create the mood for our performances. Having these wonderful artists write and record songs specifically to encourage the members of Team USA to perform at our best in the biggest competition of our lives is very touching.” Flatt is the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Champion, the silver medalist at the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the 2008 World Junior Champion.
Mariah Carey said: “I am honored to be a part of this effort to support Team USA through this soundtrack. The Olympic Winter Games create once-in-a-lifetime moments for the entire world to see. It is truly amazing to watch these first-rate athletes compete and give everything they have to reach new levels of achievement. Their actions provide hope and inspiration for everyone. As artists, we strive to encourage others through our music.”
Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down said: "We are humbled to have been invited again to support Team USA with our musical tribute to their amazing athleticism as they represent the U.S. in the 2010 Winter Games. It is such an honor to be part of their dream!"
“Being a part of this collection of great artists in support of Team USA is inspiring. But the greatest reward is knowing that our contribution will help athletes achieve their dreams of Olympic Gold now, and into the future,” said Wes Scantlin of Puddle Of Mudd. “Here’s to all Team USA athletes who will shake up the world with their performances at the Winter Games in Vancouver!”
AT&T is the Official Communications Services Partner of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, and as part of this relationship, AT&T is keeping Team USA connected to coaches, family, friends and fans as it prepares for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
In addition, AT&T serves as an official partner for several National Governing Bodies, including U.S. Figure Skating, USA Gymnastics, U.S. Soccer, USA Diving and USA Swimming.
For more information about Team USA, visit www.usoc.org.
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*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**All proceeds from the purchase of musical compositions from February 12, 2010 through March 1, 2010 will be donated by the record labels to Team USA. All proceeds from the purchase of tones from February 12, 2010 through March 1, 2010 will be donated by AT&T to Team USA. Transport charges may apply and are not included in proceeds paid to charity. For more information on Team USA go to www.teamusa.org.
*** Standard text messaging and data transport rates apply (and are not included in proceeds paid to charity).
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. Learn more about the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and the USOC at www.teamusa.org.
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