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  1. Updated: Viacom To Sell Gaming Unit Harmonix

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Updated: Harmonix released a statement today asserting that Viacom’s sale plans won’t have any affect on its operations. "This morning's announcement does not affect the ongoing work at the studio as we continue to support our existing f ...

  2. BACKBEAT: THR/Billboard's Film And TV Music Conference - Its A Wrap!

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference CLICK HERE. Now in its 9th year, THR/Billboard’s Film and TV Music conference offered attendees the unique opportunity to learn from, network and expose their music directly to ...

  3. @E3: Russell Simmons on Def Jam Rapstar

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop entrepreneur and mogul Russell Simmons stopped by the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles this week to hype the forthcoming rap karaoke game from Konami “Def Jam Rapstar.” He was a featured speaker at Konami’s press conference, where se ...

  4. @E3: The Games, Music Edition

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The big news out of this year’s E3 was of course the new hardware platforms that will drive the next few years of game innovation. But for the more immediate future, it’s all about the games. Here’s a roundup of the music-related games making wave ...

  5. A Look At The Next Wave Of Music-Based Videogames

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music game genre is not dead. While Activision may have scaled back it’s "Guitar Hero" strategy (mercifully so, say some), a number of smaller developers are coming out with a new twist on the category that leans heavily on teaching ...

  6. Konami Picks Up Def Jam Rapstar

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Rapstar, an interactive hiphop music game currently in development, just scored a big win by adding music-game powerhouse Konami as its exclusive distribution partner. Konami is known for its music-game titles, such as the Dance Dance Revo ...

  7. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  8. Digital Briefs: Sony, YouTube, 'Rock Band' Suit, Shazam

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Sony Music Entertainment has finalized a new licensing deal with YouTube, although no formal announcement has been made. The All Things D blog initially reported the deal, which Billboard has since confirmed. Details include an upfront payment t ...

  9. Plugged & Unplugged: 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Revolution,' Lala

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: I like videogames, and I also like music, which makes it a good week for me with all of the music-game developments that have occurred. My favorite included the introduction of "Guitar Hero World Tour" and Konami's "Ro ...

  10. Upstart Music Gaming Company Launches

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The music game space is getting hotter than ever. In a month that saw "Rock Band" released in Europe, Guitar Hero 4 announced, and Konami's Rock Revolution title unveiled, there is now a new developer in the mix -- Music Video Games ...

  11. 'Rock Revolution' Videogame Set For October

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rhythm game pioneer Konami -- the company behind the "Dance, Dance Revolution" franchise -- is going the "Rock Band" route with a new title called "Rock Revolution." Like the existing "Rock Band" game from M ...

  12. Digital Briefs: Analyst Says Teen Piracy Down, Digital To Hit $40 Billion?

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Financial analyst group Piper Jaffray conducted its 15th bi-annual teen survey, finding that illegal file sharing by students has dropped from 64% to 61%, and that iPod market share has increased to 86% among the demographic. iTunes leads all se ...

  13. U.K. Firms Head West For Synch Mission

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British labels trade body the BPI has confirmed a delegation of 30 U.K. music companies will take part in its third U.S. synchronisation trade mission, from Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in L.A. Labels ZTT, Lo-Max Records, and Hospital; composer Seanine Joyce an ...

  14. Konami Insider Discusses Monetizing Music Assets

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Game publisher Konami recently struck a digital distribution deal with Sony BMG to market its library of videgame music through various online services. The company's digital entertainment music manager Michael Rajna gives some background int ...

  15. Sony BMG, Konami Sign Distribution Pact

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has agreed to distribute music from games developed by Konami to various digital outlets, including iTunes, Rhapsody and mobile operators. The deal is limited to original music created specifically for Konami games, and marks the first ti ...

  16. Activision, DreamWorks Ani Set Game Deal

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Animation SKG signed a multiyear agreement with longtime videogame partner Activision, which will create games based on at least four additional DWA movies. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- DreamWorks Animation SKG signed a multi ...

  17. China Caught In Web Of Games

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online videogame revenue is the driving force for China's gaming market that comprises 28.8 million users, a new report has found. After all, Chinese gamers spend more money on online games than PC, c (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online videog ...

  18. PlayStation Portable Due In March

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a successful launch in Japan in December, Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) hand-held entertainment system will debut March 24 in North America. After a successful launch in Japan in December, Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) hand ...

  19. PlayStation Portable Due In March

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hand-held device plays games, music, movies. After a successful launch in Japan in December, Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) hand-held entertainment system will debut March 24 in North America. Using Sony's proprietary 60mm-diameter, 1 ...

  20. ESPN, Electronic Arts Sign 15-year Game Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement for the development and integrated marketing of EA Sports games featuring ESPN content beginning in 2006. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement ...

  21. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...

  22. Morrison & Foerster's Entertainment Puts Weiss Head Of Videogame Practice

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rusty Weiss, partner and co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's Entertainment and Technology practice, has been named head of a new videogame practice at the international law firm. The practice wil Rusty Weiss, partner and co-chairman ...

  23. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  24. Electronic Arts, Def Jam Link For 'Vendetta II'

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-game manufacturer Electronic Arts has extended its music-licensing partnership with Def Jam, reteaming for "Def Jam Vendetta II," which will be released in autumn for the PlayStation 2, Game Cub Video-game manufacturer Electronic A ...