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Games A Boon For Music Industry?

In these times of recession, nearly every industry is looking for a meal ticket and a recent New York Times "Freakanomics" blog post touched on video games' ability to keep the music biz alive and well.

Guest writer David Edery, who happens to work for Xbox Live Arcade, riffed on games like "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" and the dramatic effect they've had on music consumption in the country, generating "hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for their respective publishers."

To clarify, Edery broke down the highlights. For starters, the special Aerosmith edition of "Guitar Hero" that debuted in July has resulted in more revenue for the band than any of its individual albums, he noted.

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