When Harmonix unveiled its Dance Central video game at the industry conference E3 in June 2010, the once-mighty music games company was perched on a financial precipice. Sales of the interactive music game Rock Band, once the company’s golden goose, had started plummeting the previous year.
Viacom Inc. sold Harmonix Music Systems, maker of the “Rock Band” video game, to investment company Columbus Nova LLC a month after announcing its plan to sell the money-losing unit. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
A publisher of hit songs by the 1970s rock band Boston, including “More Than a Feeling” and “Don’t Look Back,” sued the group’s leader and songwriter, Tom Scholz, to prevent the termination of his copyrights.