Over the past several months, Legend of Korra fans have been flooding Jeremy Zuckerman’s Twitter mentions with questions pertaining to the Book 2 OST (official soundtrack). Zuckerman replied to many of those mentions, stating that it’s up to Nickelodeon to decide whether or not a Book 2 soundtrack will be released. Nickelodeon has not released an official statement confirming or rejecting the idea of a Book 2 soundtrack, so a release is still very much possible.
One way for Nickelodeon to decide whether or not a Book 2 soundtrack would be worthwhile is by monitoring the sales of the Book 1 soundtrack. Upon its release, the soundtrack was the best selling soundtrack album and #5 in the pop sales rankings on Amazon. The popularity of the Book 1 soundtrack certainly paints a bright future for the possibility of a Book 2 soundtrack, but according to Jeremy Zuckerman, there’s much more to be done.
Several days ago, Zuckerman used Twitter to announce that the Book 1 soundtrack would require more sales for a Book 2 soundtrack to be released:
The Korra B1 soundtrack has sold really well *for the soundtrack genre* but we need to move a lot more to get a B2… http://t.co/F9YKGaRjFo
— Jeremy Zuckerman (@JeremyZuckerman) January 8, 2014
Whether or not this is just another marketing ploy to sell more soundtracks has yet to be determined, but it certainly can’t hurt the cause for a Book 2 soundtrack. If you have yet to purchase the Book 1 soundtrack, I suggest placing an order on Amazon in your spare time – provided, of course, that you enjoyed the music. That would go a long way in supporting the cause for a Book 2 soundtrack.
Another way to support the cause is by signing a petition for the soundtrack created back in November of last year. I just signed it (I’m #95 of 1,000) and I suggest that you sign it too. The petition asks for some personal information, but only your name and state/country will be displayed so it’s completely safe.
We need just over 900 signatures to complete the petition, so I suggest you all get signing! Don’t forget to also purchase a copy of the Book 1 soundtrack if you haven’t already. With your help, we can push Nickelodeon to green-light a Book 2 soundtrack.