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  1. Luke Bryan Signs Marketing, Cross-Promotion Deal With Cabela's

    October 15, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Country star Luke Bryan, managed by Red Light Management, and Cabela's, billed as the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, have inked a multi-year partnership centered around a series of cross-promotions and m ...

  2. You Me At Six, EMI License First Original Song For A Rollercoaster

    March 06, 2012 2:23 PM EST You Me At Six, who composed a song for the Swarm rollercoaster, featured on the Thorpe Park homepage. EMI Music has licensed what it claims is the world's first dedicated rollercoaster soundtrack. EMI/Virgin Records rock band You Me At Six ha ...

  3. Katy Perry Partners With 'The Sims' For Own Game

    January 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST Electronic Arts announced today (Jan. 17) a collaboration between Katy Perry and virtual reality computer program "The Sims" to create a Collector's Edition game with content and exclusives featuring the "Teenage Dream" st ...

  4. Julia Betley: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Julia Betley Creative Services Manager, Bug Music In three years at Bug Music, Julia Betley, 27, has already blazed new trails. Praised by her peers as "relentless," "determined" and "the mayor of emerging execs," the ...

  5. Video Game Sales Hit Four-Year Low in May

    June 15, 2011 7:32 AM EDT NEW YORK - The video game industry in May hit its lowest monthly U.S. retail revenue from physical product since Oct. 2006. Total games sales of $743.1 million, including hardware, software and accessories, compared with $866.8 million in the year ...

  6. Take-Two Extends Rockstar Games Contract Amidst Weaker Earnings Report

    May 25, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software on Tuesday reported a wider quarterly loss and said it has extended its employment agreements with key members of the creative team of publishing label Rockstar Games, which is responsible for its Gra ...

  7. Justin Bieber Documentary Tops DVD Sales Chart

    May 18, 2011 4:15 PM EDT DVD buyers had Bieber fever last week; Blu-ray Disc fans, not so much. Paramount Home Entertainment topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart the week ending May 15 with "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," while on the research ...

  8. Activision Reportedly Developing 'Dance Hero' Game

    March 09, 2011 11:09 AM EST Activision may have killed the Guitar Hero franchise , but it remains interested in some elements of the music game genre. Gaming blog Kotaku reports that the company is working on a dance-based game called "Dance Hero." Activision appli ...

  9. Florence + the Machine Lend Reimagined Track to Dragon Age II Video Game

    February 28, 2011 11:43 AM EST Florence & the Machine is contributing an exclusive song to the upcoming videogame Dragon Age II. The track is a re-imagined version of "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" produced by composer Inon Zur and retitled "I'm Not C ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Tap Tap Revenge 4 Release Timed Perfectly For Holiday Season

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The new version of the series features a new arcade mode, as well as a number of social features, such as integration with Apple's Game Center and the ability to share scores via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. It also lets users "Like&quo ...

  12. Business Matters: In Sign of the Times, Columbia House CD/DVD Club Closes in Canada

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Clubs Take Another Step Toward Extinction -- Once a major force in music sales, the record club has taken another step toward extinction. CD and DVD mail order company Columbia House and book-of-the-month club Doubleday Canada (not to be co ...

  13. Axl Rose Sues Activision Over 'Guitar Hero'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard for $20 million over the use of the band’s classic “Welcome to the Jungle,” in the 2007 videogame Guitar Hero III. According to the lawsuit ( see the full filing here ), Rose wanted assura ...

  14. Activision Blizzard Revenue Up 10% In 2010

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Activision Blizzard posted a strong third quarter and its CEO said it is on track to have its most profitable year. The video game company took in $745 million in the quarter, up 6% from the same period last year. Through the first nine months of ...

  15. OCC Looks To Cash In On U.K. Charts

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. charts compiler the Official Charts Co. (OCC) will expand its commercial activities, following the appointment of former video games executive Giles Jones to the newly created role of head of commercial development. In his new role, Jones wil ...

  16. Activision Unveils 'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock'

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Activision unveiled its next entry for the Guitar Hero franchise, called “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,” due out this fall. The company has seriously scaled back its music game strategy, now offering only this one installment after two years of f ...

  17. Gaming Company Scores With Pay-What-You-Want

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An independent video game company has found success with marketing tactics often found in the music industry. Wolfire Games is offering a pay-what-you-want download bundle from its web site. The Humble Indie Bundle consists of five classic indie g ...

  18. Activision Results Top Street, Music Games Hit

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Activision Blizzard Inc has posted better-than-expected results fueled by its hit holiday release "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," and shares rallied 5.4% as the company said it would start paying an annual dividend. The world's la ...

  19. Analyst: Music Genre Dragging Down Videogame Sales

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST When December video games sales results are released - expected after the market closes on Jan. 14 - Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter forecasts a 12% drop in sales over the previous year. Driving the majority of that fall-a full two-thir ...

  20. Hot Music Game Titles Power September Sales, Revenue

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music game genre experienced a much-needed lift in September on the backs of new releases “The Beatles: Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero 5.” MTV’s Beatles game, released Sept. 9, won the battle with total unit sales of 595,000, according to the NPD ...

  21. CIMA Names City Sonic As Film Production Member

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The newly named Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) -- formerly known as the Canadian Independent Record Production Association -- has announced City Sonic as its first film production company to become a member. “We are extremely happy ...

  22. Composer Hans Zimmer Game For 'Call of Duty'

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is writing music for his first videogame project, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," one of the year's most anticipated releases. The sequel to the first-person action best-seller "Call of Duty ...

  23. Video From E3: Most Anticipated Games Unveiled

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 200 exhibitors crammed into the E3 expo in Los Angeles on day two to show off their videogame wares. Billboard correspondent Alan Frutkin features some of the most anticipated titles including "Assassin's Creed II," " ...

  24. Publishers Quarterly: Primary Wave Hits Jackpot With Aerosmith

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Aerosmith hits the road this summer, fans in some of the states the band visits will have a new way to win backstage passes, front-row seats and an extra few million dollars to spend on concessions. The group and singer Steven Tyler's pu ...

  25. Report: 'Rock Band' Passes $1 Billion

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Rock Band franchise has passed $1 billion in retail sales, according to the NPD Group. That includes the combination of the game software and the instrument controllers needed to play it. In addition, MTV says Rock Band owners have purchased m ...

  26. 'Grand Theft' Pack To Offer iTunes Tagging

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST When the new "Grand Theft Auto IV" downloadable expansion pack is released next week, called "The Lost & The Damned," fans will be able to tag songs in the soundtrack to purchase from iTunes. This marks a shift in strategy ...

  27. Game Music Titles Spark Record Sales Year

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four major video game franchise titles with music tie-ins sparked a record year for US video and computer game software, representing more than 5% of the total 297.6 million units sold in 2008, according to the NPD Group that tracks sales at retai ...

  28. Activision CEO: 'DJ Hero Game Coming By Year-End'

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Activision CEO Bobby Kotick on Friday confirmed the much-rumored "DJ Hero" game during a CNBC interview during the Davos conference in Switzerland. It is slated for release before the end of the year, and will include turntable-based con ...

  29. Boom In Music Video Games Helps Original Artists

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST "This song is dedicated to Debbie Harry," flinty-eyed Lisa Hsuan purrs into a microphone on the red-lit stage of Hyperion Tavern. It's a cozy dive where patrons drink Coke and beer from bottles and a fading chandelier dangles overhe ...

  30. Acclaims Unveils Online Music Game

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Acclaim Games, best known for multiplayer online role playing games, is getting into the music-based game genre with "Rockfree." Scheduled for the first quarter of next year, "Rockfree" is a free online game that lets players c ...

  31. The Cool Kids Set To Headline Video Game Tour

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie hip-hop duo the Cool Kids will headline the fourth annual Bounce Tour, a promotional tour for video game maker 2K Sports' basketball franchise "NBA 2K9." Dates and other participants have yet to be announced but previous tours ...

  32. Guitar Hero Adds In-Game Ads

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Guitar Hero franchise will start featuring in-game advertising thanks to a deal between advertising network IGA Worldwide and Activision Blizzard. The in-game ads will appear in the PlayStation3 version of the next installment in the series-&q ...

  33. '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 ...

  34. Capcom Uses Music To Market 'Street Fighter IV'

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Capcom, the Japanese maker of the upcoming video game "Street Fighter IV," is one of the sponsors of a party being held tonight (Aug. 1) in Los Agneles. Public Enemy, Ghostface Killah and Kidz In The Hall have been tapped to perform at t ...

  35. 30 Seconds To Mars Land 4 Kerrang! Noms

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars are battling with U.K. rock act Bullet For My Valentine in the Kerrang! Awards, with both groups securing four nominations. The two bands will go head to head in two categories including best single, ...

  36. Plugged & Unplugged: The Future Of 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band'

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: With yet another E3 conference now behind us, it's only fitting to dedicate a few lines to the state of music and videogames. It hardly seems possible that only two years ago, the E3 news that MTV bought "Guitar Hero" devel ...

  37. Metallica-Themed 'Guitar Hero' On The Way

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" just weeks away from release, the much-rumored Metallica version of the game appears imminent. An analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities found reference to the upcoming, but as of yet unannounced game in a rec ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Voices Featured On Atari Soundtrack

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The world-renowned, 50-year-old female choir, Mystery of Bulgarian Voices is featured in the "Alone in the Dark" Atari videogame soundtrack CD, the first ever for leading film soundtrack label Milan Records. Due in stores and available d ...

  40. Plugged & UnPlugged: MSN Music, Would-Be Game Censors

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged Cited largely as further proof of how "evil" DRM is, Microsoft this summer will stop authorizing digital music files purchased from the old MSN Music service . Customers will have until the end of August to select which device th ...

  41. Early 'Grand Theft' Predictions: $400 Million

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The April 29 release of the much-anticipated "Grand Theft Auto IV" could beat out "Halo 3" as the best-selling videogame of all time. Early predictions peg first week sales at around $400 million , to Halo 3's $300 million ...

  42. 'Grand Theft Auto' Links With Amazon

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon is lending its digital music service as a special feature for the much-anticipated upcoming videogame "Grand Theft Auto IV," allowing gamers to download music discovered via the game's soundtrack. The game features a soundtra ...

  43. MTV: 'Rock Band' Song Purchases Double

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV has revealed that more than 6 million songs have been purchased as new playable "levels" for the popular "Rock Band" video game—doubling the number of purchases as of just two months ago. In late January, MTV announced it h ...

  44. 'Guitar Hero' At Center Of Legal Clashes

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Take a wildly popular videogame like Guitar Hero and it's only a matter of time before the lawsuits start to fly. In Guitar Hero's case, there are—or were—two. Gibson Guitar claims that Activision's Guitar Hero franchise violates a ...

  45. Vivendi Expects 500,000 Zaoza Subscribers By End ’08

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vivendi expects its new Internet music, ringtone and videogames provider Zaoza to attract 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year, the French telecoms and media group said. The portal, which commercially launched yesterday (Feb. 20), offers a s ...

  46. New Guitar Hero Gives Sweet Emotion To Aerosmith Fans

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Activision Inc on Friday unveiled a new "Guitar Hero" video game focusing on the rock band Aerosmith, taking the billion-dollar franchise in a new direction. Called "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith," the new game will arrive in stores t ...

  47. 'Hero,' 'Rock Star' Shift 7 Million Songs Online

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fans of the music-based games "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" and "Rock Band" have purchased and downloaded more than 7 million additional songs - beyond the ones included on the games -- since they were released late last y ...

  48. Verizon Lines Up Guitar Hero Exclusive

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless hopes to capitalize on the popularity of the Guitar Hero III videogame by buying the exclusive rights to the mobile version of the game through a deal with developer Hands On Mobile and publisher Activision. The mobile version of ...

  49. Vivendi Acquires Majority Stake In Activision

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vivendi Games finalized a merger with "Guitar Hero III" publisher Activision over the weekend, creating a massive new videogame company called Activision Blizzard. Vivendi will own the majority stake in the newly formed company, which is ...

  50. 'Guitar Hero' Gives Strokes, Slipknot Digital Boost

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guitar Hero III is more than just a licensing juggernaut for the music industry. It also promotes sales, according to Soundscan figures reported by blog Ars Technica . Certain tracks included in the game have seen a healthy sales spike since its r ...

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