Games publisher Electronic Arts has signed a deal with Extreme Music to make its catalogue of more than 2,000 pieces of original music available for commercial licensing. That means incidental music from The Sims could find its way into TV ads, Battlefield’s rousing battle music could be used for a movie trailer, and so on. EA has always boasted about its use of licensed tracks from artists in its games, but now it seems its own in-house compositions will be competing with those artists for commercial dollars. The catalogue includes numerous pieces commissioned from big-name composers over the years.

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