Why music video games aren’t dead

Music video games such as Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero and Electronic Arts/MTV/Harmonix’s Rock Band were among gaming’s fastest-growing sectors a few years ago, soaring to become a $1.7 billion business by 2008. But after a 46-percent sales crash in 2009, they become a cautionary tale and fodder for endless jokes describing “the day the music died.”

Bart Decrem explains why he sold Tapulous to Disney

Bart Decrem scored big this week as Disney agreed to buy his iPhone music game company Tapulous. Disney was drawn to Tapulous’ big hits, such as Tap Tap Revenge and Riddim Ribbon.