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Activision Blizzard CEO questions rhythm game royalties yet again

Last week, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick criticized complaints made by Warner Music exec Edgar Bronfman, who claimed the royalty rates for songs used in rhythm games such as Guitar Hero are "paltry." Kotick responded hastily, saying Bronfman's comment was "one-sided". Apparently unsatisfied...

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Panic! At the XBL: Warner Music Group videos hitting Live Marketplace

"Panic! At the Disco" would actually make a neat title for an indie developed XBLA game, but, as our lengthy research has concluded, is already taken by a popular musical act. The band and several more will see their music videos on the Xbox Live Marketplace thanks to a newly announced deal between...

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Actilizzard CEO finds Warner Music's logic on music licensing 'one-sided'

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick finds comments made by Warner Music -- saying it should be paid more for the use of its music in games like Guitar Hero -- a little "one-sided." The Financial Times reports that the Blizzavision chief thinks comments made by Warner Music's Edgar Bronfman don't...

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Warner Music wants more money for licensed songs

Developers vying for a slice of the rhythm game pie may soon find the cost to dig in to be increasing -- at least if they want players to nod along with music they know. According to Reuters, Warner Music's top exec Edgar Bronfman has come forward, stating that game companies should pay more to...

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Warner Music wants more from Rock Band, Guitar Hero

Warner Music has said that companies like Harmonix and Activision will need to shell out more cash to license songs for games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Warner Music leading man Edgar Brofman told Reuters that considering each company's game is completely dependent on the content the music...

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