Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix Music Systems is a company founded by Alex Rigopulos
(CEO) and Eran Egozy
(CTO) in 1995.
It is best known for establishing different music game franchises, such as Karaoke Revolution
, Guitar Hero
and later Activision
, and Rock Band
The company was acquired by MTV Networks
in September 2006, but after a sharp decline in the sales of music games parent company Viacom
announced in its nine-month fiscal 2010 results released in November 2010 its intention to sell the studio, reclassifying it as a discontinued operation. At that time the studio had just completed work on Dance Central
, a launch game for Microsoft's
On 23rd December it was announced that Harmonix largely regained its independent status as it was sold to Harmonix-SBE Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Columbus Nova, LLC. In February 2011 it was reported 12 to 15% of the staff had been let go because of the restructuring.
Company information (Jan. 2008):
625 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Flr
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Company phone: 617-491-6144
Company Fax: 617-491-7411