Rock Band Opening Up (Slightly) For Indie Musicians

from the it's-a-step... dept

While some record labels and groups like ASCAP are telling musicians they should hold their music back from video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero without larger upfront payments, most smart musicians recognize that getting their music out on these popular platforms is a great way to build up a much bigger (and more loyal) following. But, of course, the process to get into these games has been pretty difficult. So it's neat to see an effort from Harmonix and MTV Games to make it easier for independent artists to get their music into the games, if in a somewhat limited fashion. It still involves something of a hassle, but opening up the platform further is a good idea. You would think that one of these games would one day go fully open and trump the other by having a much wider selection of content -- with plenty of bands focusing on that provider, rather than the more limited one.
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    Nick Stevens (profile), 20 Jul 2009 @ 5:48am

    Re:

    You might be right, i definatly would want a bunch of songs I know first, but there are a bunch of songs which i didn't know on Guitar Hero that I know think are awesome, If someone released a game with a bunch of well known songs and a huge selection of unknown arists.. i think i'd totally head that way.

    alas my problem is I have a wii... and I can't play rockband without rebuying the guitars and drums... if someone was to make a game with all the indie bands... i hope they would make the controllers compatable with ones already on the market as well (Just planting seeds.... :P)

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