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The Rock Band Network Beta is Now Open For Submissions
Written Wednesday, January 20, 2010 By Dan Webb
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MTV and Harmonix today announced that its beta program for the Rock Band Network is now open to the public; giving artists, publishers and record labels the chance to submit and author their work.

The Rock Band Network is an initiative that gives artists the chance to author their own recordings into gameplay files for Rock Band as playable tracks which could then become available in the Rock Band Network Store.

Artists will be able to choose their own pricing from a multiple tier system and receive 30% in royalties on every track sold (excluding tax). Songs will be submitted, play tested and reviewed through the XNA Creators Club and once they have been approved will appear on the Rock Band Network Store.

The songs will debut on the Xbox 360 for 30 days where they can hear and sample songs before they purchase, with the standout tracks then being made available for purchase on the PS3 and Wii.

For more information on how to submit a song or on how to become a peer reviewer, head on over to the creators section on To see the Rock Band Network in action, check it out here.

The Rock Band Network Store will be open in the near future.


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Comment #1 by THE_D_ZASTA
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 11:28:22 AM
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Hopefully it dosn't end up being a bunch of junk...chances are it will be.

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Comment #2 by lperron
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 11:36:44 AM
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@1 I agree!

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Comment #3 by thefury_akuma24
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 11:52:38 AM
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I agree. This is most likly due to a steady decline of interest in music gaming. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, however " needle in a hay stack" does come to mind. With all things music, change can not be avoided. I hate radio for constantly drilling bad songs in our head and constantly killing good songs, but the best part about music is finding what you like. This bata can give that to people. Much like the 2005 pop-punk blow up Fall Out Boy, you had to find them first.

As for the 360 exclusive 30 day period is concerned, anyone angreed by it shouldn't. If this wasn't announced and just put on the PSN there wouldn't be a problem. The thing is, PS3 a better machine and eventually get all the perks it deserves in due time. We don't won't to kill the competition, if that happens bad

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Comment #4 by trophiehunter
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 01:06:08 PM
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video games have come a long way though, for people to be able to come up with a track and then receive royalties from it, i think that's cool. and who knows some of them might even be decent.

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Comment #5 by timewarp
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 01:53:59 PM
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yeah because everyone who goes on the X Factor and american idol are amazing singers with incredably amounts of talent. I doubt it.

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Comment #6 by Cruore
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 03:18:09 PM
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Kult! Dette kan jo bli veldig bra, dersom relativt ukjente band benytter sjansen.

Håper på Arena og Burzum!

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Comment #7 by Cruore
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 03:19:14 PM
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Whoops, sorry, forgot this was an English site! : O

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Comment #8 by devN18
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 08:02:35 PM
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very cool idea

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Comment #9 by BLKR32
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:10:10 AM
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very good idea indeed...whether it will work or not's another question....

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Comment #10 by sophmorejohn
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:53:12 AM
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its a great idea just sad that we only get the top downloaded songs as choosen by 360 owners instead of getting a chance to choose from everything.

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Comment #11 by FiftyQuid
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 02:03:16 PM
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@10 - Agreed. The public should choose (Both PS3, 360, and Wii). There is no reason why these songs can't be placed on the same server/database and their downloads tracked individually (each console) and then average out.

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Comment #12 by FiftyQuid
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 02:04:00 PM
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BTW, the article needs a graphic to break up the text.

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Comment #13 by dante_kinkade
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:31:29 AM
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Never played any music game yet because I hate about 80-90% of the music that gets put on them. Hopefully this will change things. Though would been nice to see some of the bands that WET on this as well for one.

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Comment #14 by Wedge19
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ 11:48:14 PM
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I work in the Music Industry. I have some friends that are producers that are very eager to use this to get smaller local bands a out there in the public eye. I would love to play my buddies tracks in Rock Band, and now its possible

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