is the Rock Band Network?
A: It is where Harmonix set up the tools and a community where bands, studios, labels, sound engineers, or any one with there own music can
mix, chart, test, and sell their music as a playable part of the RockBand video game. It also act as a screening process to ensure that the music
is up to a certain quality and playability standard.
Q: What does Interactive Music Productions do?
A: We take a bands original music and prepare it to be played in the video game RockBand through the RockBand Network. Once
authored, we will summit it to the Rock Band Network store for sale.
Q: Is Interactive Music Productions part of Harmonix?
A: This site is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, Harmonix Music Systems Inc., MTV Networks or their affiliates.
Q: I am in a band and we have our own music, what now?
A: If you select us, we just need copies of your master's digital stems (preferably in WAV format) and we will take care of the rest.
We will mix, chart and test your song until it is ready for submission. Once ready, we will submit the song for sale. After that, just wait
for it to sell. When payment is received by us, we will pay to you the agreed upon portion of the royalty.
Q: What if our band does not have masters yet?
A: Well you got to have those. Time to get some recording done. We are working with Dark House Studios to help get masters recorded
where needed. So if you are in, passing through, or can get to the Shreveport, LA area, we can help set that up too.
Q: How much does it cost and how much do we get paid?
A: The cost and pay outs are as follows :
The band pays nothing upfront
There is a royalty of 30% of the sale for each copy of the song downloaded.
The 30% royalty will be split, 20% to the band and 10% to Interactive Music Productions
If you prepare you own file for the Rock Band Network, we will offer to submit it for you
The 30% royalty will be split, 24% to the band and 6% to Interactive Music Productions
This is great for bands that are tech savvy or outside the U.S.
Q: Can I do this myself?
A: Absolutely! We here at Interactive Music Productions believe this is the true intent Harmonix has for the Rock Band Network. You can get
all the information at Http://creators.rockband.com. We recommend that you check this site first before deciding your next move, and if you
would like to have us author or publish for you.
Q: How much will our band make?
A: We are not sure, but we are hopeful. As with any new medium or format, there is no way to tell the impact. We do see a huge amount
of potential. RockBand has millions of people who are always looking for the next song to play. Even just being in the store will
expose your music to listeners all throughout the U.S. and the world.
Q: When will I get paid?
A: Pay outs are handled by Microsoft. They will issue royalties every quarter. We will distribute payments as soon as the money
is in our accounts.
Q: Where do I play my song?
A: Currently the Rock Band Network is only available on the Xbox 360 version of RockBand. Harmonix does want the service on all
systems, and is working with Sony and Nintendo to get the Rock Band Network on Playstation 3 and Wii, but no time line has been
given for this. Harmonix has also said that they will try to move songs that make it on to Xbox 360 over to Playstation 3 and Wii,
but there is no further information on that at this time.
Q: How do we know our music will not be distributed to the public?
A: We here at Interactive Music Productions understand this concern, but feel once the store opens, songs start selling, and authoring
companies get established this fear will go away. If you go with us, we will have you ship your masters to us on some form hard medium
(DVD or USB Flash Drive) through the courier of you choice. Interactive Music Productions has a single location and has no
plans to network or outsource our work through the internet. We want your music to go through as few hands as possible.