Thursday, October 23, 2008

Composer Billy Martin to score Petz Sports: Dog Playground for Wii

Composer Billy Martin to score Petz Sports for Wii

The popular PETZ title from the Nintendo DS has broken loose and is coming to your Wii. In only the Wii-world can you play fetch will your virtual pet, race him against other dogs, skip rope with him, or just pet him. So just how do write music for something like this?

Composer Billy Martin knows, as he has signed to provide the music for the upcoming Wii title, PETZ SPORTS: DOG PLAYGROUND. Below is the official press release.


Billy Martin Scores Petz Sports: Dog Playground for Ubisoft

Los Angeles, October, 2008 - Composer Billy Martin ( has announced that he has composed all of the music for the upcoming Ubisoft game, Petz Sports: Dog Playground. Petz Sports will be available exclusively on the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo. Petz Sports gameplay will be designed to take advantage of the Wii system’s technology and full utilization of the Wii Remote™. Petz Sports is scheduled for release on November 4, 2008. A trailer for the game featuring Martin’s theme music is available at the Petz Press Portal.

Martin commented “the gameplay really lends itself to an upbeat, rhythm-section oriented approach for the music. I really enjoyed working with Ubisoft again on this title.”

Composer Billy Martin composes for new media with a range of projects for companies including Ubisoft, Sony Online, EA, and Disney Interactive. His recent scores include Petz Sports, Chicken Little, and EA Skate (additional music). A five-time G.A.N.G Award nominee, the Game Audio Network Guild presented Billy with a 2002 G.A.N.G Award "Best Edutainment/Children Audio" for his score to the PC game Disney/Pixar Learning 2nd & 3rd Grade w/Buzz Lightyear. For television, he wrote the theme for the long-running celebrity interview show Entertainers featuring Byron Allen. As a songwriter, he has contributed songs to feature films including Spiderman 2 and Selena while television series from Desperate Housewives to Sex and the City have also featured his lyrics and music.

Billy serves on the board of directors for the Society of Composers and Lyricists. He is represented by Bob Rice of Four Bars Intertainment. For more information visit

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