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Warner wants more money from music games

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2008 14:13 User comments (13)

Warner wants more money from music games Warner Music Group has said that they want more money to paid out to have their songs licensed in music-based video games like the blockbusters "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band."
Warner is the world's third-largest music company, behind Universal and Sony, and Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman compared the games to "MTV's launch 25 years ago or Apple Inc's iPod launch five years ago," and added "the amount being paid to the music industry, even though their games are entirely dependent on the content we own and control, is far too small."

If Bronfman has his way, downloadable content may become more expensive, most likely slowing down a great source of revenue for the music industry. Thanks to its Guitar Hero franchise, Activision reported last month that sales were up 32 percent year on year and Harmonix also recently announced that over 12 million downloadable tracks for Rock Band had been sold.

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13 user comments

18.8.2008 14:51

just like the scumbag music industry
something makes them a buck or two and they have to put the squeeze on for all its worth because their business model is prehistoric, failing, and a joke
i can't wait to watch to watch it go down in flames

28.8.2008 15:01
13thHouR
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ah well, here goes the record industry looking after the artists again!

i thought that any publicity through games would be a great source of new consumers for the industry, just like radio but never mind, i must be a complete idiot.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Aug 2008 @ 15:03

38.8.2008 16:09

Yep, here we go again. Of course, where's the value of "playing along" for a few more dollars than buying the song off iTunes? Then again, ultimately, this is the same greedy corporation that took the Blu-Ray paycheck. (Yeah I know, music, movies, entertainment divisions, but still all the same pigs in the end.)

48.8.2008 18:31

Once the teet starts to lactate, the greedy SOB's vampire canine teeth tear through the delicate flesh destroying further milk production.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Aug 2008 @ 21:59

58.8.2008 23:38

Yawn...What else is new.

69.8.2008 9:49
blueroad
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indeed..nothings new under the yellow sun..

79.8.2008 10:16
varnull
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They want more money.. why don't they deal with the Chinese new hd disk technology and then get another huge payout from the BD cartel?

89.8.2008 11:16

Originally posted by varnull:
They want more money.. why don't they deal with the Chinese new hd disk technology and then get another huge payout from the BD cartel?
if i was china i wouldn't let the scumbags anywhere, my media.

99.8.2008 15:25

Greed.. Everyone has some. But these guys are just over the top. Look out soon enough they will come after me for humming my favorite tune, demanding money!

109.8.2008 17:01

It will only work if enough people buy it at the newly inflated price,if demand makes a significant drop so will price,however i don't see what the increase is going to be,so it would seem a few are jump'n the gun so i might as well join in too,my guess there will be an increase by a few cents,then again what's everyone complain'n about when was the last time any of you bought any music....thought as much ..nough said































:p

119.8.2008 17:10
varnull
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memememe.. I buy Blur cd on the bootsale this morning for 25p.. muahahahaha

1211.8.2008 2:38
goldstooo
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spam removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2008 @ 6:15

1311.8.2008 12:37

This will make or break my decision to buy Rock Band. I will hold off and wait. I will not buy it if the price increases for downloadable packs. Just on principle.

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