If you like to shred plastic instruments, then I’ve got the news you’ve been waiting for. Harmonix and EA have announced that the Rock Band Network has moved into Open Beta. Aspiring musicians or established ones that would like their sound to be heard can join the beta and map their song into the game. The best part is that you’ll actually get paid too! Check it out:
Artists who submit songs for the Rock Band Network Music Store will be able to choose from multiple pricing tiers for individual tracks and receive a royalty of 30 percent of the retail selling price (excluding tax) for every track purchased through the RBN Store.
Obviously this is pretty huge. Sadly, I suspect it’s even better than a standard contract with a music label
If you are interested in giving it a go, jump over to the RBN page and apply! If you think you’ve got the chops to test songs, there is also an application for testing positions. Rock on!