Activision Publishing

  1. Tokyo International Music Market Attracts Labels, Publishers, Search For Next PSY

    October 30, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Now in it's 9th year the Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) has been integrated into the larger CoFesta, or Japan's general entertainment content fair, for the last six editions. This year, for the first time, the event was held at ...

  2. Guitar Zero: Activision Kills Guitar Hero Franchise

    February 09, 2011 6:49 PM EST The game that created the modern music game as we know it is no more: During its quarterly earnings conference call today. Activision revealed that it has cancelled the planned 2011 installment of the "Guitar Hero" franchise and the enti ...

  3. Musicians & Video Games: A Perfect Marriage

    February 01, 2011 7:52 AM EST The biggest music party of 2010 wasn't at Coachella and didn't have anything to do with the Grammy Awards. It was barely advertised and not open to the public. Still, it packed L.A.'s Staples Center last June with a headlining set b ...

  4. BACKBEAT: Soundgarden Goes Platinum

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA presented Soundgarden with a platinum award Sept. 27 on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles. The honor recognized the band’s partnership with gaming publisher Activision Publishing to release its new compilation album, “Telephantasm” (A& ...

  5. Soundgarden Links With 'Guitar Hero' For 'Telephantasm'

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the alternative rock's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously re ...

  6. Ad Agency Exec Hirshberg Named Activision Publishing CEO

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Deutsch/LA's Eric Hirshberg is leaving the agency fold to become worldwide CEO of Activision Publishing, Activision Blizzard said today. In his new role, Hirshberg will lead management of the game maker's studio, product development and ...

  7. 'Guitar Hero' Lines Up Hendrix Edition, Subscription Service?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the much-anticipated "Rock Band 2" now on store shelves, rival franchise Guitar Hero is sneaking into the news on several fronts. Most recently, Slash let it slip to Rolling Stone that Guitar Hero is working on a Jimi Hendrix specia ...

  8. The Romantics Sue Activision Over 'Guitar Hero'

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of rock band the Romantics have sued Activision Publishing over its "Guitar Hero Encore, Rocks the 80's" videogame, which uses the band's "What I Like About You" recorded by musicians that the band claims soun ...

  9. Activision Inks With Live Nation

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Santa Monica, Calif.-based videogame publisher Activision Publishing announced today (March 22) that it has signed a multi-year deal with Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, to develop and distribute videogames based ...