Pubs and clubs are increasingly holding Guitar Hero or Rock Band events, letting people play with a big screen to entertain other attendees. It’s the new karaoke! A bit. Anyway, US collecting society ASCAP has cottoned on, and is asking one venue (and presumably others) for a licensing fee for the music played in these games. The venue owner disagrees, saying that “patrons are paying for the entertainment of the game not for the listening value of the music”. Techdirt points out that ASCAP is already trying to levy performance licensing fees on the actual games.