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Tuesday
Mar132012

Happy People by Big Kenny Now Available for PS3!

Achievement Unlocked! We're so proud to announce another PS3 port this week. Happy People by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Big Kenny of Big & Rich, has been released by Harmonix for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Playstation 3! Each month, a very small subset of the available Rock Band Network tracks is hand selected to be ported to the PS3 version of the game.

The song is AVAILABLE NOW for download to the PS3. View Harmonix Announcement.

This great download joins the currently available Xbox 360 version of Happy People in raising money to help those in need. A portion of the artist's proceeds for each sale will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the American Red Cross for worldwide disaster relief.

Check out the brand new full-length gameplay preview for Happy People and download today!

Friday
Feb172012

New Artist: guest.

Happy Friday, everyone! Today we're proud to announce a new artist supporting the American Red Cross with an amazing 2-song RBN track. Siblings, Brandon and Brittany Hargest, who spent their teen years recording and touring with pop group, Jump5, returned to the studio in 2010 to begin recording their first completely self-written and produced full-length album A Change of Scenery in their new band incarnation guest.

Brandon and Brittany have generously provided the first two songs from this stunning album for Rock Band Relief. The instrumental album opener, The Setting Sun and the album's title track, Change of Scenery blend seamlessly into one epic, 7-minute Rock Band track which has been nearly a year in the making.

Check out the full length gameplay preview for The Setting Sun - Change of Scenery below, featuring Pro Keys support and 3-part Vocal Harmony. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when this great track hits the Rock Band 3 in-game store!

Saturday
Jan212012

New Artist: Two Tribes

 Hi Everyone! Sorry for the long quiet! We've been hard at work teeing up some great new RBN tracks for you to rock out to this year! We're excited to introduce you to a fantastic series of indie artists in the coming weeks, starting with Two Tribes. This west coast-based electro synthpop duo splits their time between the Seattle and L.A. music scenes and have generously provided the beautiful pop single, Madly, from their upcoming debut album.

Check out the full length gameplay preview for Madly below, featuring Pro Keys support and 3-part Vocal Harmony. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when this great track hits the Rock Band 3 in-game store!

Tuesday
Oct042011

Trying Hard by Loni Rose Available for PS3!

Achievement Unlocked! We are SO EXCITED to announce that Trying Hard by Loni Rose has been released by Harmonix for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Playstation 3! Each month, a very small subset of the available Rock Band Network tracks is hand selected to be ported to the PS3.

The song is AVAILABLE NOW for download to the PS3. View Harmonix Announcement.

This great download joins the currently available Xbox 360 version of Trying Hard in raising money to help those in need. A portion of the artist's proceeds for each sale will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the American Red Cross to benefit their Nashville, Tennessee chapter and its ongoing recovery effort following the May 2010 flooding in the legendary Music City.

Check out the full-length gameplay preview for Trying Hard and download today!

Monday
Sep192011

New RBN Authoring Series Features Music by Clara C!

Do you have great music that Rock Band 3 fans should be rocking out to all over the world? The Rock Band Network authoring and testing community is full of amazing people who would love to help you bring your music to the greatest rhythm gaming platform of all time.

But if you want to get hands on and join the community yourself, this new tutorial series called "Finding the Rhythm" is just for you! Over the coming weeks, RBN Authoring Lead, DJ Gryph, will be taking you through every aspect of the RBN 2.0 authoring process (including Keys/Pro Keys and Vocal Harmony authoring) step-by-step.

We're also using this series to document the process of bringing Heartstrings by award-winning singer/songwriter, Clara C, to our favorite game to raise money for the American Red Cross as part of the Rock Band Relief fundraising campaign.

There's a LOT to soak up here, so get started today!

Playlist of Episodes

Thursday
May122011

Trying Hard by Loni Rose Available Now!

Achievement Unlocked! Today, we're proud to announce the release of the sixth song in our Nashville Benefit Series! Trying Hard by Loni Rose is NOW AVAILABLE for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

As with all of the upcoming Rock Band Relief songs we're busy working on for this song series, a portion of the artist's proceeds for Trying Hard will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the American Red Cross to benefit their Nashville, Tennessee chapter and its ongoing recovery effort following the May 2010 flooding in the legendary Music City.

Watch for more great songs coming to Rock Band as part of the Nashville Benefit Series over the coming weeks and months as well as our recently announced Japan Benefit Series featuring a beautiful track by Clara C.

Check out the brand new full-length gameplay preview for Trying Hard!

Thursday
Apr212011

Sometimes by Fundamental Elements Enters Playtest!

We're shipping another great track off to the Rock Band Network! Sometimes by Fundamental Elements has officially entered formal playtest. This is the seventh song in the Nashville Benefit Series and supports the new Rock Band 3 feature set including Pro Drums, Keys/Pro Keys and 3-part Vocal Harmonies.

As with all RBN songs, Sometimes will go through several weeks of rigorous testing and refinement with the help of the RBN authoring community, followed by an additional period of peer review, during which the song earns consensus from the other community members that it is fit for release to the Rock Band Network Store. At that point, it will be available for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to benefit their long-term flood recovery efforts Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch this site for updates on the progress of this and other great songs by our participating artists. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for easy access to the latest updates and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Thursday
Apr212011

Rock Band Relief Featured on RockBand.com

WOW! We're so proud to have been profiled by Harmonix for a special article about Rock Band Relief on the RockBand.com website. Rock Band Relief Executive Director, John Griffin, is joined in the interview by Miguel Molinari, founder of RockGamer Studios, one of our heroes in the Rock Band Network authoring community! |Read the Article|

Wednesday
Apr132011

Animal by Kink Ador Available Now!

Achievement Unlocked! Animal by Kink Ador is the fifth song in the Rock Band Relief Nashville Benefit Series and it's finally here! This song is wicked! We can't stop playing it! The first of our tracks to feature support for Rock Band 3's new Keys/Pro Keys modes, Animal also supports Pro Drums mode, as do all of our previous tracks. Animal is available RIGHT NOW for purchase from the Rock Band 3 in-game store!

As with all of the upcoming Rock Band Relief songs we're busy working on, a portion of the artist's proceeds for Animal will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the American Red Cross to benefit their Nashville, Tennessee chapter and its ongoing recovery effort following the May 2010 flooding in the legendary Music City.

Watch for more great songs coming to Rock Band as part of the Nashville Benefit Series over the coming weeks and months as well as our recently announced Japan Benefit Series featuring a beautiful track by Clara C.

Check out the brand new full-length gameplay preview for Animal featuring Pro Drums and Pro Keys for 5-player simultaneous gameplay!

Wednesday
Apr132011

Japan Benefit Series & New Artist: Clara C

Rock Band Relief is proud to announce a new song series benefitting the American Red Cross relief effort following the tragic series of disasters in Japan. Each time you download a song from this new series for Rock Band 3, a portion of the artist's proceeds will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the Red Cross in support of their disaster relief operations currently underway in Japan.

The first artist contributing a track for the Japan Benefit Series is singer/songwriter, Clara C. We are so excited to be bringing Clara's beautiful song, Heartstrings, to the Rock Band Network for this great cause. While the young artist's friendly, DIY-style performance videos show off her live performance skills and charming approachability, her album, The Art in My Heart, is a polished work with gorgeous production value. With her breathtaking vocals, sometimes quirky instruments and lush, layered arrangements, multi-instrumentalist, Clara C, has built a loyal following of over 100,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel in little over a year.

Interested in joining the RBN community? Rock Band Relief Executive Director and Authoring Lead, John Griffin (aka "DJ Gryph"), will be taking you through every step of the authoring process as we turn Heartstrings into a playable track for the greatest rhythm gaming platform of all time. Watch the process unfold in the coming weeks in "Finding the Rhythm," an extensive new YouTube series you'll find on DJ Gryph's YouTube channel.

Find out more about Clara C and hear more of her music on her artist spotlight page. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up on our latest news and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Wednesday
Apr062011

Win a Free Copy of Happy People by Big Kenny!

Hi All! We're celebrating the release of Happy People by Big Kenny for Rock Band 3 by giving away free Xbox Live download codes for this great new track to our Facebook followers. Each time we rack up another 100 followers on our Facebook page, we'll give away another download code to a randomly selected Facebook follower until we hit 1000.

So head on over to the Rock Band Relief Facebook page and click "Like" to win. It's that easy!

Monday
Apr042011

Trying Hard by Loni Rose Enters Playtest!

We're sending more great music off to the Rock Band Network! Trying Hard by Loni Rose has officially entered formal playtest. As with all RBN songs, Trying Hard will go through several weeks of rigorous testing and refinement with the help of the RBN authoring community, followed by an additional period of peer review, during which the song earns consensus from the other community members that it is fit for release to the Rock Band Network Store. At that point, it will be available for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to benefit their long-term flood recovery efforts Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch this site for updates on the progress of this and other great songs by our participating artists. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for easy access to the latest updates and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Sunday
Mar272011

Happy People by Big Kenny Available Now!

Achievement Unlocked! After a long hiatus for the RBN 2.0 changeover, the fourth song in the Rock Band Relief campaign is finally here! Happy People by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Big Kenny, is available RIGHT NOW for purchase from the Rock Band 3 in-game store.

As with all of the upcoming Rock Band Relief songs we're busy working on, a portion of the artist's proceeds for Happy People will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the American Red Cross to benefit their Nashville, Tennessee chapter and its ongoing recovery effort following the May 2010 flooding in the legendary Music City.

Watch for more great songs coming to Rock Band to raise money for flood relief and recovery over the coming weeks and months. Happy People joins Big Kenny's first RBR track, One More Time in the Rock Band Store, so grab them both and rock out for a great cause!

Check out the brand new full-length gameplay preview for Happy People!

If you missed the gameplay preview for One More Time, here it is!

Sunday
Mar272011

Happy People Production Credits

Each time we see a song make it to the Rock Band store, we like to show our appreciation for the dedicated folks who made it happen. The people you see listed below have given generously of their time to help prepare and test every aspect of the track from stem to stern in order to ensure a quality gameplay experience for the players who will be downloading it all over the world.

We're so grateful to the following people for their work on Happy People by Big Kenny, now available in the Rock Band Network in-game store!

Special Thanks:
Jenn dePaula (Mixtus Media)
David Wright
Jenna Menking
Johnna Jackson
Scott Siman
  
Audio Pre-production: Garrett Miller
Consultant - Mixing: Jack
Consultant - Guitar: Strat68
  
Charting & Animation: DJGryph
 
Rock Band Relief Playtest Team:
DearestWard
Googalash
ninjasockmonkey
UberBeth
xNoLaNx
 
Rock Band Network Playtest Team:
HauntingYourKids
ThatAuthoringGroup
kcunningham04
ASPRon
 
Rock Band Network Peer Review Team:
ChartToppers
drstudio
mc_frontalot
CaleMac
mattgreig
Confury
ThatAuthoringGroup
dmbdaw
craigman
XenochriaRA
MWcw709
Thursday
Mar242011

Kink Ador's Animal Enters Peer Review!

More great progress to announce! Animal by Kink Ador officially enters formal Peer Review with the Rock Band Network today after a successful playtesting phase. As with all RBN songs, Animal will require a series of passing votes from other members of the RBN authoring community. This voting system helps ensure that the song is free of bugs and has been created in accordance with Harmonix authoring standards.

Once the song is determined to be fit for release, the Harmonix team will transfer it to the Rock Band Network Store. At that point, Animal will be available for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the download proceeds for this song will be donated to the American Red Cross to support their ongoing recovery effort following the 2010 flooding in Nashville, Tennessee.

Animal features a blistering guitar solo by Jimi Hendrix Experience alum and 11-year Kid Rock collaborator, Kenny Olson as well as a signature horn track playable on the new Rock Band 3 Pro Keyboard! (Updated gameplay preview coming soon.)

Watch our progress as the song moves through the Peer Review process on our new Songs page!

Watch this site for updates on the progress of this and other great songs by our participating artists. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for easy access to the latest updates and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Friday
Dec172010

Kink Ador's Animal Enters Playtest!

We're so excited to ship another awesome track off to the Rock Band Network for playtesting! Animal by Kink Ador officially enters formal playtest with the RBN today. As with all RBN songs, Animal will go through several weeks of rigorous testing and refinement with the help of the RBN authoring community, followed by an additional period of peer review, during which the song earns consensus from the other community members that it is fit for release to the Rock Band Network Store. At that point, it will be available for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the flooding in Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch this site for updates on the progress of this and other great songs by our participating artists. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for easy access to the latest updates and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Thursday
Dec092010

Big Kenny's Happy People Enters Playtest!

Today we're excited to announce the completion of principal authoring for Happy People, the second track contributed to the Rock Band Relief campaign by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Big Kenny!

Happy People has officially entered playtesting with the Rock Band Network. As with all RBN songs, the song will go through several weeks of rigorous testing and refinement with the help of the RBN authoring community, followed by an additional period of peer review, during which the song earns consensus from the other community members that it is fit for release to the Rock Band Network Store. At that point, it will be available for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the victims of the May 2010 flooding in Nashville, Tennessee.

Also be sure to download Big Kenny's track, One More Time, also from his recent album, The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy, now available for Rock Band!

Watch our Songs page for updates on the progress of this and other great songs by our participating artists. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for easy access to the latest updates and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Saturday
Nov272010

One More Time by Big Kenny Available Now!

Achievement Unlocked! We're proud to announce the arrival of the third song in the Rock Band Relief campaign! One More Time by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Big Kenny, is available RIGHT NOW for purchase from the in-game Rock Band Network Store or from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace website where it can be queued for download to your Xbox 360 console.

As with all of the upcoming Rock Band Relief songs we're busy working on, a portion of the artist's proceeds for One More Time will be matched by Rock Band Relief and donated to the American Red Cross to benefit their Nashville chapter and its ongoing efforts to help victims of the May 2010 flooding in Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch for more great songs coming to Rock Band to raise money for flood relief and recovery over the coming weeks and months, including Big Kenny's second RBR track, Happy People. Rock on!

Watch for a brand new full-length gameplay trailer for One More Time coming soon!

Saturday
Nov272010

One More Time Production Team Credits

Each time we see a song make it to the Rock Band store, we like to send some love out to the dedicated folks who worked on it. The people you see listed below have given generously of their time to help prepare and test every aspect of the track from stem to stern in order to ensure a quality gameplay experience for the players who will be downloading it all over the world.

We're so grateful to the following people for their work on One More Time by Big Kenny, now available from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and the Rock Band Network in-game store!

Special Thanks:
Jenn dePaula (Mixtus Media)
David Wright
Jenna Menking
Johnna Jackson
Scott Siman
  
Audio Pre-production: Garrett Miller
Consultant - Mixing: Jack
Consultant - Guitar: Strat68
  
Charting & Animation: DJGryph
 
Rock Band Relief Playtest Team:
DearestWard
Googalash
ninjasockmonkey
UberBeth
xNoLaNx
 
Rock Band Network Playtest Team:
spineraptor
digitalrocksongs
OffbeatEntertainment
kiggidykev
kcunningham04
wesjett08
S1ckH4nds
VanFriscia
mgstudios1
FairwoodStudios
ChartToppers
SextonBand
AGLSolutions
 
Rock Band Network Peer Review Team:
ASPRon
S1ckH4nds
ThatAuthoringGroup
mattgreig
ChartToppers
asiansteev
Thursday
Nov182010

Big Kenny's One More Time Enters Peer Review

We're excited to announce that One More Time, by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Big Kenny, recently entered formal Peer Review after a successful playtesting phase. As with all RBN songs, One More Time will require a series of passing votes from other members of the RBN authoring community. This voting system helps ensure that the song is free of bugs and has been created in accordance with Harmonix authoring standards.

Once the song is determined to be fit for release, the Harmonix team will transfer it to the Rock Band Network Store. At that point, One More Time will be available for players to download and play as add-on content for Rock Band 2 and the newly released Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the flooding in Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch our progress on our new Songs page!

Watch this site for updates on the progress of this and other great songs by our participating artists. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for easy access to the latest updates and to be eligible for our prize giveaways!

Also be sure to watch out for related news about Big Kenny's track, Happy People, also from his recent album, The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy, coming soon to Rock Band!