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isaacster50

Why has their never been a biggie song in GTA?

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Nico
11 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

I'd say it was quite expensive. IV seems like the most cheap game when it comes to soundtracks. It had a lot of songs I had never heard of before. (if we don't consider LCS/GTA III) 

What's the problem with discovering new music? Do we seriously need every game to be full of the same hits we listen everywhere?

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TheSantader25
7 minutes ago, Nico said:

What's the problem with discovering new music? Do we seriously need every game to be full of the same hits we listen everywhere?

Nothing wrong. I actually quite enjoy it. Just that it obviously costs less and money was what we were talking about. 

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isaacster50
On 1/25/2019 at 4:58 AM, Helegad said:

If it's expensive to license, you won't hear it anymore. GTA V's soundtrack must have been so, so cheap compared to Vice City or San Andreas. All the truly big hits in there were all over 20 years old, and probably going for budget rates or as a package deal. The rest was a bunch of indie stuff, and some of those artists don't even have a real EP out, let alone an album.

 

That's not to say any of it was bad music (except maybe East Los FM). I personally enjoyed a hell of a lot of it, especially the original score and Vinewood Boulevard Radio. But it is all noticeably cheap.

Good point, having old music is always a win win

 

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Helegad
18 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

Nothing wrong. I actually quite enjoy it. Just that it obviously costs less and money was what we were talking about. 

And you're the authority on popular music now? Just because you never heard it doesn't mean it was never popular/goes cheaper.

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Spider-Vice
19 hours ago, Nico said:

What's the problem with discovering new music? Do we seriously need every game to be full of the same hits we listen everywhere?

I don't think that's what he's trying to say, but rather that less mainstream music = cheaper licences. I'm almost sure Vladivostok FM was the cheapest of them all.

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Hmmm nice bike
On 1/29/2019 at 6:25 AM, Spider-Vice said:

I don't think that's what he's trying to say, but rather that less mainstream music = cheaper licences. I'm almost sure Vladivostok FM was the cheapest of them all.

Cheapest to license, yet they still removed all but one song from the entire station and replaced them with garbage? Unless it was too difficult to renew the licenses for the tracks from Russian record labels and they just didn't bother with it.

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19 minutes ago, Hmmm nice bike said:

Cheapest to license, yet they still removed all but one song from the entire station and replaced them with garbage? Unless it was too difficult to renew the licenses for the tracks from Russian record labels and they just didn't bother with it.

My guess is that those Russian record labels probably don't exist anymore or got new numbers and R* tried to call them to no success.

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Gtaman_92

Probably because of licensing/costs issues.

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just do it bob1
On 12/14/2018 at 12:27 AM, Zello said:

Money maybe. Whoever's in charge of Biggie's music probably charges an arm and a leg to licence it

Basically this. Same reason R* ended the licensing on IV and specifically Valdistock FM. It's unnecessary money out of their pockets. I doubt that it never went through their heads to add biggies tracks, but it probably would cost them a f*ck ton to licence it.

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