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Warner Music wants more from Rock Band

Licensing costs for music games set to rise

Warner Music has said that companies like Harmonix and Activision will need to pay more to licence songs for games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

Company frontman Edgar Brofman told Reuters that: "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 compared the current situation to the launch of MTV or the iPod. That in itself is something quite extraordinary.