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KyleJCrb

Rock Band Network: Get your original music in a video game!

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I know this topic has come up before, but I really want to advocate this because I feel it's a great opportunity and I want to play along with the music of the artists in this community. By now I'm sure a number of you have seen me touting the virtues of the Rock Band Network on Facebook. I am a big fan of this game and I have been advocating more of my musically-inclined friends to make their original stuff available. For those of you who don't know, the RBN is essentially user-created content for the game Rock Band. It is a venue for smaller, lesser-known acts to get their music into the game, featuring in-game note charts created either by the artists themselves or one of the many groups and individuals who are quality charting specialists, and can do legwork for the artist, often with no money up front.

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, and a few other OC ReMixers already have stuff on there, but I've been advocating this in the hopes of seeing many more original songs from you guys in the game. The groups will work with you and use the master stems of your tracks to author the charts with as much accuracy as possible. Or, you can take advantage of the tutorials and charting guidelines and create the charts yourself, if you'd prefer.

"But Kyle," you say, "I don't write rock music!" It doesn't matter. There's

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, and Jonathan Coulton up there. With the keyboard, everything is fair game!

Unfortunately, you can't get game remixes or music that you no longer have the rights to, but I know many of you have original works, so it's gotta happen!

I make this thread because I love you guys, and I love your music. I really want to play it in Rock Band and see you gain more exposure with people around the world who may not even be aware of the game remix scene but play Rock Band (of which there are plenty of people that still do!) If you're interested, you can check out the list of RBN charting groups and individuals on the RB forums, or go to the Rock Band Creators website and learn how you can do your own charting. If you need help, I'll do the best I can to get you pointed in the right direction. Let's flood Rock Band with some of the greatest music in the world!

And hey, you get to make a little money too. Nothing wrong with that, right?

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