Harmonix and MTV Games invites the public to get their rock on with the announcement of the Rock Band Network Beta officially being ready to roll. The Network is designed to allow musicians, publishers and record labels to submit their music into the gameplay files to help promote get their recordings out to the public at the soon to be released Rock Band Network Music Store (RBN Store). Fans will be able to rock and roll with their favorite and lesser known bands and enjoy the great gameplay that Rock Band has to offer.
“We are excited to democratize the Rock Band platform and expand the music discovery experience to the greater music community with the Rock Band Network,” said Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix. “We believe this will be great for fans, music lovers, bands and the music industry as a whole.”
“The Rock Band Network opens the Rock Band universe to musicians at any stage of their career, empowering them to release the songs they choose, on their timetable, via our proven music distribution platform,” said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of Electronic Games and Music for MTV Networks Music Group. “It is a high-value business proposition that features powerful promotional impact for artists and songwriters, while at the same time adding real sales to their bottom lines.”
Up and coming musicians can submit their work to http://creators.rockband.com/docs/Website for approval and see if they can grab Rock Band Glory. And if your a music lover and consider yourself to be a critic you can head over to http://creators.rockband.com/docs/Website to sample what these bands have to offer. Sounds like a good time to be a Rock Band Fan.