Rockband is opening up its doors to, well euu, bands! Through the creators.rockband.com website, bands will be able to submit their own tracks after having made them Rockband-compatible. It’s all explained in the video bellow, but in a few words, bands will have the possibility to record their tracks, MIDIfy and package them for the RockBand platform, have them reviewed by the community, and if everything goes well, will be able to sell their Rockbanded songs to the world.
Here’s the trailer:
Seems like an ok idea. All depends on how musically inclined the RockBand community really is. Will the gamers take time to try out songs they never heard before? Will the bands take the time to package those songs? The process of MIDIfying every track must be pretty time consuming, not to mention difficult. Will the work be worth it? Will having your song uploaded to such gaming networks be a sustainable source of promotion and revenue for bands, as the above trailer so proudly says it will? hmm, I’m very skeptical here. I’m really not sure many indies will jump through the hoops, but labels might give it a try for promotion purposes.