The De-Musicfication Of TV Shows On DVD

TV studios are releasing TV shows on DVD, and they’re a hit with consumers. But music found in the original TV series is often being replaced. “It all comes down to a matter of money. (Studios are) saying, ‘We couldn’t afford to license the music we used in the show. It’s happening more and more, actually.’ Indeed, studio executives acknowledge that the price of obtaining those rights is prohibitive.”