Activision confirms DJ Hero 2 at MIDEM 2010 [Update]

Friday, 15 January 2010 11:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Activision has confirmed at music trade event MIDEM 2010 that DJ Hero 2 is being planned.

According to Gamerzines (thanks, Dave), the company is scouting for new and upcoming talent for a “future installment of DJ Hero.”

“In 2010 DJ Hero will be hosting an exclusive Listening Session, providing one lucky undiscovered musician the priceless opportunity to have their winning song mixed, mastered and featured in a future installment of DJ Hero,” said the company at the event.

This isn’t the first time a DJ Hero sequel has been mentioned.

DJ superstar David Guetta said nearly two weeks ago he is “going to work on the No. 2 version.”

Amazing stuff, kids.

The first DJ Hero, while it did well in terms of critical success, practically bombed at retail. It debuted in the UK charts just inside the top 20.

The October 2009 NPD showed it had sold less then Brutal Legend, selling 122,000 to BL’s 216,000 in its debut month.

Update:
PR added below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DJ HEROTM SCOUTS FOR UP AND COMING MUSICAL TALENT AT MIDEM 2010

DJ Hero Offers Budding Musicians the Chance to Have One of Their Tracks Mixed and Appear in a Future Version of the Popular Music Videogame

London, England – 15th January, 2010– Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced DJ Hero™’s involvement with MIDEM 2010, as part of Guitar Hero®’s ongoing enthusiasm and commitment to support new music. Having supported various elements of the show in previous years, in 2010 DJ Hero will be hosting an exclusive Listening Session, providing one lucky undiscovered musician the priceless opportunity to have their winning song mixed, mastered and featured in a future installment of DJ Hero.

On Wednesday, 27th January at 14:30, at Auditorium K (level 4), Palais des Festivals in Cannes, the Listening Session will judge ten finalists, whose tracks will vary in genre from electronica to hip-hop; rock to pop, and determine whose track would make great gameplay in a DJ set. The winner, who will be chosen by the expert panel, will walk away with the ultimate prize and have their song played by DJ Hero fans all over the world.

MIDEM 2010, which runs from the 24th to 27th of January, is seen by music professionals from across the globe as a place to discover up-and-coming music superstars and meet with the music community at large. In previous years Welsh band ATTACK! ATTACK! UK and The Answer, were discovered at a similar Listening Sessions for Guitar Hero, and saw their tracks appear in the Guitar Hero® 5 and Guitar Hero® World Tour’s set lists respectively.

Open to all MIDEM 2010 participants, artists are invited to submit one track digitally to be in with a chance to take part in the session, via the following website before 19th January 2010:
www.sonicbids.com/midemactivisiondjhero

Latecomers can also submit their track on site (CD format) in the DJ Hero Drop Box (Level 0 next to the elevator, entrance of the Speaker Club & Lounge). The top ten tracks will then be picked by the following jury:

o Tim Riley, VP, Music Affairs, Activision/Blizzard
o Brandon Young, Director, Music Affairs, Activision/Blizzard
o Sergio Pimentel, International Music & Licensing Manager, Activision/Blizzard
o Ofei Sakyi, Senior Music Producer, Freestyle
o Music Industry Professional (TBC)

For More information about DJ Hero, please visit: www.djhero.com

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