SpeedStarTMQ, on 06 November 2014 - 06:23 AM, said:
Well you're right, it's potentially the reason S3&K is struggling currently, so MJ's involvement could really have caused this major issue.
Still, the music is freakin' electric, I wouldn't change the way things have gone.
It's given us a lot to do in our spare time!
It's a stellar soundtrack, but completely not worth the hassle. I don't give a shit if MJ's the king of pop, there's a reason why legalese for music as it pertains to games is going through quite the volcano as far as union contracts, copyrights and publishing, secondaries, back-ends, etc go. What applies to pop music, what applies to film scores and TV, even, simply does not work for games due to its much more flexible nature.
Don't care if you're the King of China, when in Rome, do as Rome does. When you're doing game music, you're doing game music. Something that people didn't seem to grasp back then. (And which people don't seem to fully grasp right now, although times are pretty telling)
edit: I personally feel that the fact that MJ's side reportedly 180'd out of the deal because he wasn't happy with the way the chip sounded is pretty telling he was being simply unreasonable because of his status.
And of course, we're going way off topic here. :P My MJ rants could honestly be its own thread so I'll just drop it for now.
This post has been edited by Falk: 06 November 2014 - 06:59 AM