Someone once told me “if you like music, don’t work in the music industry”. After all, beyond the glamour, the fun, the creativity, the sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll, it is a business. It’s all about money.
Perhaps that’s why so many video games focus on the end product. The Guitar and DJ Heros. The Singstars. The Dance Dance Revolutions. Here is a packaged version of fame that makes you feel like a star in your own living room. Music talent – arguably – not required.
And while that may be true of the music industry in some ways, what about a video game that requires not only musical knowledge but business knowledge too? A game to make you feel like the ultimate, all-powerful music mogul? (And no, I’m not talking about that Pop Idol game on PS2 with the terrifying Cel-shaded Simon Cowell )