EA Sports Launches “Madden NFL” Spotify Channel Featuring Songs By OutKast, The Roots, Killer Mike & More


(AllHipHop News) EA Sports is bringing its EA Trax soundtrack back to the Madden NFL franchise. Songs from both established and breaking artists from multiple genres will be included in the official music for the NFL Players Association sanctioned video game.

The music artists chosen for the latest edition of the Madden soundtrack will be revealed later this summer, but EA Sports has announced a new partnership with Spotify. The streaming site is hosting the Madden NFL channel. Users can listen to past EA Trax tunes by OutKast, The Roots, Killer Mike, Nappy Roots, and others.

“Our Madden NFL soundtracks have changed the cultures of both gaming and music,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “They’ve given unparalleled exposure to new artists, and brought platinum acts to all-new levels. EA Trax is proud to be delivering a new soundtrack complete with national announcement events, and we look forward to once again moving music forward for millions of gamers and fans.”

GameStop and Live Nation are offering a Madden NFL 16 pre-order exclusive. Early purchasers will receive $15 worth of Live Nation Concert Cash which can be used toward tickets for select Live Nation concerts in the U.S. or artist merchandise from the Musictoday online store. The GameStop exclusive is granted in addition to the $15 of Madden Ultimate Team content players will already receive for pre-ordering the game.

Madden NFL 16 is scheduled for release on August 25. New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr was voted by the fans to be this year’s cover athlete.

Watch the Madden NFL 16 official first look trailer below.