Viacom To Record Labels: If You Want More Money For Music In Video Games, We'll Find Other Music
from the when-giants-fight dept
Viacom, owners of MTV, which own Harmonix, who own Rock Band (and originally created Guitar Hero), seems to feel differently about all this than Warner Music -- recently declaring that it wants to pay less for the music in video games, and if the record labels don't like it, Viacom will find cheaper music elsewhere:
As we go forward, we are continuing to focus more on software than hardware, looking to reduce the cost structure associated with Rock Band, being selective in the music titles that we choose for Rock Band based on their cost. The music industry will assist with this category to make sure that it can continue on a profitable basis in the future and then finally we think we have the best games in the category, we'll continue to rollout exciting products.