According to Rockstar’s soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich, the soundtrack in GTA V is the company’s “largest soundtrack that we’ve done, and the largest score that we’ve done.” Also, GTA V’s soundtrack is “somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies worth of score.”
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Pavlovich said:
“We have 15 radio stations, two talk radio stations, 240 licensed songs, and somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies worth of score. It’s the largest soundtrack that we’ve done, and the largest score that we’ve done.
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 L.A. and California. We approached the radio stations as the musical soundscape [you experience] as you fly into L.A. One of the things we’ve never done in a GTA game before is a pop station; exploring that made so much sense in the context of L.A.”