Friday, July 17, 2009

The Future of Rock Band: The Rock Band Network

Harmonix announced today that they will be releasing a Rock Band Network as a means of a faster distribution of new songs to the gaming public - unsigned artists, major labels, anyone can submit a song to this network, which will then review the content and, if no complaints, be released as a downloadable song for Rock Band. The author will then set their own price (50 cents to 3 dollars) and receive 30% of all sales.

Furthermore, the authors can simply submit the song, and there is independent set of developers hired to chart said songs for the game. Or, major labels may decide to hire their own in-house developers to chart and submit those tracks to the network.


This is a huge deal for the future of this franchise. Harmonix/MTV are banking on the future of music distribution being completely digital. Stay tuned for updates, and some opinions.

Link: MTV to Launch New Track Upload Program For 'Rock Band'
Link: Official Rock Band Network Website

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