EA is to start selling the soundtracks to its biggest games according to a report on MTV.com

By the end of the year, the original soundtracks from games such as "Medal of Honor", "SSX" and "The Sims" will be available to purchase for cell phones and MP3 players through digital stores such as AOL Music, iTunes, MSN, Rhapsody and Yahoo! Music.

EA won't be selling music licensed for the company's hit games, instead offering only material commissioned specifically for the titles (so don't expect Green Day's "America Idiot" from last year's "Madden").

According to EA, the move is being made because the company realises gamers strongly identify with the scores and jingles that reverberate from their gaming systems. "What was once two notes from 'Jaws' and seven notes from 'Star Wars' is now another's 'Sims' theme or 'Medal of Honor' theme", said Steve Schnur, Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA.

MTV.com even lists a specific line-up that it says will be available by the end of the year.

- Rupert Gregson-Williams - "Battlefield 2: Modern Combat"
- Sean Callery - "James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing"
- Various artists - "Command & Conquer"
- Mikael Sandgren & Bill Brown - "Command & Conquer Generals"
- Mikael Sandgren & Bill Brown - "Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour"
- Various artists - "Command & Conquer Red Alert"
- Various artists - "Command & Conquer Red Alert 2"
- Various artists - "Command & Conquer Renegade"
- Various artists - "Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun"
- Paul Oakenfold - "FIFA Soccer 2005"
- Chris Lennertz - "From Russia With Love"
- Paul Oakenfold - "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent"
- Bill Brown - "The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-Earth"
- Trevor Jones - "Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects"
- Michael Giacchino - "Medal of Honor"
- Michael Giacchino - "Medal of Honor Allied Assault"
- Christopher Lennertz - "Medal of Honor European Assault"
- Michael Giacchino - "Medal of Honor Frontline"
- Christopher Lennertz - "Medal of Honor Pacific Assault"
- Christopher Lennertz - "Medal of Honor Rising Sun"
- Michael Giacchino - "Medal of Honor Underground"
- Photek - "MVP Baseball 2004"
- Joe Satriani - "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control"
- Just Blaze - "NBA Live 2004"
- Cool n Dre - "NBA Live 2005"
- Da Riffs - "NBA Live 06"
- Paul Linford - "Need for Speed Most Wanted"
- Jim Latham - "Need for Speed Underground"
- Various artists - "The Sims"
- Mark Mothersbaugh - "The Sims 2"
- Mark Mothersbaugh remixes - "The Sims 2 Nightlife"
- Mark Mothersbaugh - "The Sims 2 University"
- Various artists - "SSX"
- X-Ecutioners - "SSX 3"
- BT - "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005"
- Supreme Beings of Leisure - "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06"