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When will music licenses catch up with modern times?

By Dkjimbo

1 year ago


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    #201 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    What the “new music” theme guys don’t get ...
    Where’s the story line?
    What happens?
    You can’t just have a pinball playing music.
    What’s on the LCD?
    “Daft punk works on Tron” ... yeah it sure does. Because it enhances the Tron story amd gels with the ruleset.
    You couldn’t remove Tron from that game and just have a Daft Punk pinball - what’s the story? How do you write rules to music that mostly doesn’t have words? Just plonk the ball around?
    Other pins - Maiden, ACNC, etc - each song follows the song theme/lyrics. There’s an overarching goal to “battle the beast” or “escape the castle” or something.
    I don’t know how you’d apply that to pop music.
    Maybe someone has some ideas?
    rd

    What's the story on Led Zeppelin? I've spent time on one, and if there's any kind of storyline I'm missing it. People like The Weeknd or Janelle Monae actually do have larger themes to their albums and overarching storylines that are there if you listen closely to the lyrics and watch their music videos.

    As far as what you'd put on the LCD, an obvious choice would be the music videos that correspond to the songs. Otherwise, you could also incorporate the band or singers album art and symbology. A lot of options really, especially if you get the music artists involved. Many musicians are very creative people inside and outside of music.

    #202 1 year ago
    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    What's the story on Led Zeppelin? I've spent time on one, and if there's any kind of storyline I'm missing it.

    Dunno sorry, haven’t played one.

    Thinking about it, there’s none for Beatles either. Just some retro thing going on.

    Which is ok for the simpler “new EM” sorta vibe that Beatles has going on. Not my bag but I can see why some people like it.

    I don’t know if that simple idea would work for a modern artist.

    rd

    #203 1 year ago

    I’m just here for the weekend vs prince debate... too funny as that was not the intent of the original post
    .... someone start a new thread with a poll.

    This isn’t really a contest..

    exhibit a

    Exhibit b


    prince just shreds at the end of this....

    Prince is one of the greatest, saw him in concert 10 times, but still not sure I would want a pinball machine.
    Nothing against the weekend though, I like his music.

    Foo fighters, nirvana, queens of the Stone Age....all good.
    Beastie boys...yup.... bring it on. Sabotage themed limited addition... music from.the 90s, with 70s cop show visuals....
    I think the 90’s music in general would be good from a pinball buying demographics standpoint. Green Day ? (I’m not a huge fan but seems like they are pretty big. NIne inch nails?

    Going a bit older again... but how about U2 or Springsteen ?

    #204 1 year ago
    Quoted from ataritoday:

    I’m just here for the weekend vs prince debate... too funny as that was not the intent of the original post
    .... someone start a new thread with a poll.
    This isn’t really a contest..
    exhibit a
    Exhibit b
    prince just shreds at the end of this....
    Prince is one of the greatest, saw him in concert 10 times, but still not sure I would want a pinball machine.
    Nothing against the weekend though, I like his music.
    Foo fighters, nirvana, queens of the Stone Age....all good.
    Beastie boys...yup.... bring it on. Sabotage themed limited addition... music from.the 90s, with 70s cop show visuals....
    I think the 90’s music in general would be good from a pinball buying demographics standpoint. Green Day ? (I’m not a huge fan but seems like they are pretty big. NIne inch nails?
    Going a bit older again... but how about U2 or Springsteen ?

    I think after hearing bloody sunday for the hundredth time I'd probably scratch my eyes out to plug my ears ...and I like U2

    #205 1 year ago
    Quoted from ataritoday:

    I’m just here for the weekend vs prince debate... too funny as that was not the intent of the original post
    .... someone start a new thread with a poll.

    This isn’t really a contest..

    Haha well said. I never was a huge follower of Prince but I always respected his music. The guy was a genius. Since you linked a SuperBowl show, that gives an easy reference for this "debate". There have been a handful of SB Halftime shows that have been so incredibly bad that it defies imagination what the NFL was thinking. The Weeknd is definitely in that group of worst ever performance. On the other hand there was one Halftime show which was undoubtedly the best performance ever: Prince.

    #206 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    I don’t know how you’d apply that to pop music.

    Maybe someone has some ideas?

    Maybe a... concert experience? it's all GNR is...

    most songs have themes or identifiable elements too..

    #207 1 year ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    Maybe a... concert experience? it's all GNR is...
    most songs have themes or identifiable elements too..

    the horse is dead

    #208 1 year ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    The source material is unlimited!
    The LCD can feature screenshots of the artist's Twitter accounts, referencing Twitter beef and how award shows are so unfair.
    If the mode of earning a Grammy nomination is not achieved, the machine will power down in protest.
    It will be easy to design because you can interchange various modern pop and hip hop artists and it will all be the same.
    There can also be a mode where you have to hit X number of shots to keep the copyright infringement lawyers away.
    If the mode is not completed, the game will deduct points to settle things with the estate of the deceased artist that did the song first.
    Another mode can be whatever song you select, you can earn a DJ Khaled team up. It does nothing. The only thing it does is adds a "DEE JAY KHALED!" shout out for whatever song you selected in the first place.

    Not gonna lie, I want a pinball machine where the lockdown button does nothing but play an airhorn.

    #209 1 year ago

    It's really simple, and does not require dissing anyone's groove:

    Music that has stood the test of time makes for better mass appeal than new music that turns off a majority of pinballers.

    If any of this pablum that passes for popular music today manages to stand said test, then maybe those artists will be reasonable candidates for pins... in 2050! But then there will be even newer music, of course, for future whippersnappers to complain about being passed over.

    It's the circle of life!

    #210 1 year ago

    The first thing that has to be determined is "who is actually PAYING MONEY" for new pinball machines?

    When you determine that then you can easily see why there are virtually zero 'new' artists used for pinball licences.

    As far as I can see 20 somethings are NOT the ones buying pinball machines - they spend their money on other pursuits.

    So the answer to the OPs question: "When will music licenses catch up with modern times?" - probably never!

    #211 1 year ago
    Quoted from ataritoday:

    I’m just here for the weekend vs prince debate... too funny as that was not the intent of the original

    The song Ventura highway by America has the first reference I have ever heard to purple rain.

    “Sorry boy, but I’ve been hit by a purple rain”

    No reference to America in princes purple rain, though...

    #212 1 year ago

    Ventura way is a really great song... never noticed that purple rain lyric.

    Air horn for free game would be nice.... does stern still have that fake knocker sound ? That is something that I would gladly see changed to something else.

    #213 1 year ago
    Quoted from ataritoday:

    does stern still have that fake knocker sound ?

    They do, but a knocker loud enough to blow away any knocker from the 90s is just $50 as an add on...

    #214 1 year ago

    The weekend? Why not a kardashian pin while we’re at it?

    #215 1 year ago
    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    What's the story on Led Zeppelin? I've spent time on one, and if there's any kind of storyline I'm missing it. People like The Weeknd or Janelle Monae actually do have larger themes to their albums and overarching storylines that are there if you listen closely to the lyrics and watch their music videos.
    As far as what you'd put on the LCD, an obvious choice would be the music videos that correspond to the songs. Otherwise, you could also incorporate the band or singers album art and symbology. A lot of options really, especially if you get the music artists involved. Many musicians are very creative people inside and outside of music.

    Not sure what the story is on Zeppelin but electric magic apparently means a pop up spinner. It's too bad that the actual Zeppelin in the game doesn't do anything.

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