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Warner buys Microsoft game music

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2007 18:51

Warner buys Microsoft game music The publishing arm of the Warner Music Group Corp., Warner/Chappell Music, has come to a deal with Microsoft to acquire compositions for Halo and Halo 2, as well as Age of Empires, Fable, Kameo and other video game franchises. The deal also includes music from upcoming games, including Halo 3. No financial terms of the agreement were disclosed.
Warner/Chappell will now claim and register Microsoft-owned copyrights worldwide and will identify and develop new synchronization, performance and music publishing opportunities for the Microsoft music publishing catalogs.

Ed Pierson, Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Warner/Chappell Music, said about the agreement, "Warner/Chappell is proud to partner with a technology leader like Microsoft and delighted to be the worldwide publisher for the company's video game music catalog. We're confident we can develop and identify some exciting and unique new licensing opportunities for these well-known game compositions."


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