Grand Theft Auto V will feature 15 radio stations, two talk radio stations, 240 licensed songs, and “somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies worth of score”, says Rockstar.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Rockstar's soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich said that it was the largest soundtrack and the largest self-composed score the company had done, and also marked the first time that a pop radio station would be included in the game.
“For this game, which is set in our version of modern day Los Angeles, what was important for us was to capture that feeling of LA and California,” he said.
Red Dead Redemption composer Woody Jackson has provided music for the vast Los Santos countryside, and German electronic band Tangerine Dream, rapper DJ Alchemist, and Oh No have recorded music for other sections.
“Each composer that worked on the game was used to define a character or an environment,” said Pavlovich.
"Even though you may be triggering one score with a particular character or within a particular area in the world, you're always hearing elements from the other composers.
"The first time you come into the country you're blown away by Woody Jackson's rock score, but within that you're still hearing elements of Tangerine Dream, and Alchemist and Oh No. So you're never too far away from this core sound that we've established for the game."
There are also some familiar names when it comes to the game’s radio station hosts: DJ Pooh hosts the West Coast Classics station; Jesco White, of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia infamy hosts Rebel Radio; and Pam Grier, Bootsy Collins and Kenny Loggins also feature.
Previews of some of the stations are available on Rolling Stone, and earlier this week a slice of the game's track list was published online after being pulled from the PlayStation 3 digital pre-load of the game.
Grand Theft Auto V will launch for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.