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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Warner Music Group Demands Fat Gaming Royalties

Posted by Earnest "Nex" Cavalli on Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 6:25 PM

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Miserly Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman believes he and his cronies should see a fatter royalty check for every copy of Rock Band and Guitar Hero that happens to list one of their bands as participants.

Straight from the fat cat's mouth:

The amount being paid to the music industry, even though their games are entirely dependent on the content we own and control, is far too small.

Bronfman's words come courtesy of Reuters, though even the phonetically confusing publication couldn't urge Bronfman to elaborate on what sort of compensation he sees as fair.

Normally I'd flip my shit at Bronfman's bitching -- anti-capitalist rhetoric is nearly a requirement of writing words on this here internet -- but I fell in love with this amazingly beautiful, awesome woman recently and just can't focus enough to compose the de rigueur photoshop combination of Mr. Bronfman's face and a cartoonishly huge wang.

Instead, I'm calling for some Dickensian irony: I'm picturing Eddie Vedder dressed as the Ghost of Christmas Past showing Bronfman just how lame Guitar Hero would be if it was entirely tracks from Katy Perry.

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