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Rock Band Network Launching Tomorrow

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MTV's Rock Band Network, an ambitious program aimed at letting "anyone" upload a song to the game's store, will be launching tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal.


In a piece on MTV's plans for the store, the WSJ piece opens with "MTV Games is hoping to goose sales of its flagging "Rock Band" series with a new service Tuesday that lets average users upload and sell videogame versions of their own music."

We knew it was launching in "early 2010", but hadn't figured on it launching this early, and with such little fanfare. The WSJ report also says that while the service is intended for smaller bands, groups like Creed and Evanescence will have music available on the Network tomorrow. Even though they're massive acts. Go figure.


UPDATE - WaveGroup, a "game audio production group", has told Kotaku that it will be releasing music from the following artists on the Rock Band Network store:

Steve Vai
Widespread Panic
Gov't Mule
Reverend Horton Heat
Stroke 9
Bif Naked
Assembly of Dust
Nick Gallant
Kid Beyond
RX Bandits
Jet Black Kiss
Doug Doppler
Austin Willacy
The Humans
Rain Dogs

Any of you heard of anyone past Steve Vai?

WSJ: MTV Games Seeks Buzz For 'Rock Band' With New Service [Wall Street Journal]