Bobby Kotick has “slammed” Warner Music chief executive Edgar Bronfman, according to the FT, for saying that tracks bought through Guitar Hero don’t pay enough royalties. He even used the word “respect.”
Kotick said the Warner boss had made “one-sided comments” that were not “respectful of how much we’ve done to bring new audiences into the market.”
“I think his view was … that [Warner Music] should be compensated the way they might for a performance on iTunes,” he said.
“But this is an entirely different business that is very technically complex. We’re going to favour those publishers that recognise and appreciate how much we can add value to their artists.”
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