… but can you do this?
Cetan Clawson can, and “White Heat” will be available for RBN the day the store launches.
*But were afraid to ask
Click the link below for a detailed video breakdown of how you can publish your own music to the Rock Band Network, courtesy of RBN specialists Caleb Epps and Matthew Nordhaus.
I always use Bang Camaro as a prime example of a band that rose from relative obscurity to fame and (hopefully soon) fortune with the help of music games.
Having their songs included in Guitar Hero II, Rock Band and Rock Band 2 (it doesn’t hurt that Bennett is an employee of Harmonix), the Boston army of a dozen-plus knows that when it’s time to play “Pleasure (Pleasure)” at a live show, everyone in the crowd is going to sing along, thanks in great part to being featured in Rock Band.
Ned Jordan at The Gamers’ Temple scored a sweet interview with Bryn Bennett, Bang Camaro’s co-founder and lead guitarist, in which he speaks about “games, music, and music in games…”
I encourage you to read the full article, but here are some of the more juicy tidbits for you artists on the fence about publishing your music via Rock Band Network.
Here’s our first mention in a press article, from Costa Rican news site Vuelta En U. It mentions our involvement in authoring Gandhi’s “Arigato”. Unfortunately for our non-spanish-speaking readers, the article is… in spanish. But seeing as we are super cool, we have translated a few choice bits for you:
GANDHI WILL BE IN ROCK BAND by Víctor Fernández G.
“That feeling of ‘How cool would it be to play like Gandhi’ is not so out of reach anymore… virtually speaking.
Today we found out that this quartet will soon be part of Rock Band, the popular video game in which players can form a virtual rock group and perform well-known songs, scoring points depending on their skills.
Hit single ‘Arigato’ is the band’s song chosen for Rock Band, and according to their guitarist Federico Miranda on his website, it would be ready by the end of this year to be included in the Rock Band Network.
Gandhi’s inclusion into the popular franchise was propelled by an old acquaintance of the band: Costa Rican guitarist, composer, engineer and author Richie Nieto, who now resides in Canada. Nieto is part of RockGamer Studios, a New York-based company chosen and trained by Harmonix (Rock Band’s creators) to author songs into the game’s format. According to Nieto, Gandhi is the first band they are working with, and ‘Arigato’ will be their first contribution to the Rock Band Network, which will allow independent authors, musicians and labels to expand the catalogue of songs to be available for the game.”
Sweet, eh? I’m personally very excited that we’re starting to pull the Latin Rock community into Rock Band. There is a wealth of talent and material there, so keep tuned… lots of more great stuff to come!
I just read a very interesting article in the New York Times about the upcoming game The Beatles: Rock Band, and there are a few excepts in there that outline the advantages of having your music featured in a rhythm game.
The story is a whopping 9 pages long, so let me share with you a few of the more memorable sections: