Modding has been a part of games ever since the days of Doom on the PC. All you needed was a PC and some creativity to create new content. The Rock Band Network has been a way for indie bands to get their music up for download. Now Harmonix is going to be giving lessons on the Rock Band Network.
Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with T-Mobile USA, Inc., the official mobile partner of the Rock Band Network, today announced that they will present a series of 10 comprehensive RockBand Network professional networking workshops across major markets in the United States as part of T-Mobile Rock Band Network Connect™.
“Each event will connect music professionals with the Rock Band Network and introduce them to the unique authoring process involved in getting their songs into the video game Rock Band,” said Jeff Marshall, executive producer of the Rock Band Network. “We’re excited to give musicians and labels the tools and connections they need to get in on this innovative way to market their songs.”
These sessions are part of the T-Mobile Creators Club, which educates artists and anyone who wants to know more about the Rock Band Network authoring process. The T-Mobile Creators Club is part of T-Mobile Rock Band Network Connect, which brings fans closer to the music that moves them, while giving artists a shot at that breakthrough opportunity, including Creators Club, the T-Mobile Artist of the Month program – a monthly calendar of featured artists designed to highlight emerging talent – and Inside RBN, which gives fans the chance to discover and connect with Rock Band Network artists, to hear what’s new first and to share their music passions with their friends.
The Creators Club Professional Development Workshops will offer networking opportunities for musicians, producers, engineers, studio owners and game audio professionals. The sessions will introduce participants to the Rock Band Network, as well as how it presentsa new opportunity for recording artists and bands to create and sell their original musicas interactive game tracks. This initiative marks a fundamental shift in the buzz music games can create for bandsusing innovative technologies. An overview of the tools used in RBN authoring, as well as real-world case studies will also be presented. The sessions will take place in the following cities, on the following dates:
San Francisco, Aug. 26Los Angeles, Sept. 23Chicago, Sept. 29Seattle, Oct. 7Nashville, Oct. 28San Francisco, Nov. 3New York, Nov. 10 & 11Austin, Dec. 2Miami, Dec. 9
The sessions will be produced by Pyramind Studios, in association with The Recording Academy, The Game Audio Network Guild, Fender and Shure. Pyramind Studios has partnered with Harmonix and MTV Games to offer elite-level authoring services and exclusive authoring training to the growing community of bands, musicians and studio professionals looking to get their music into Rock Band through the Rock Band Network.
For more information about T-Mobile Rock Band Network Connect, including how to register to attend a session, please head to http://t-mobile.rockband.com.
That’s cool that they are giving lessons on how to use the Rock Band Network to its fullest potential. Look for it in your area.