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The Rock Band Network Music Store opens to the public today, giving Rock Band fans and music lovers a new avenue to discover music and providing musicians and labels the opportunity to produce and promote tracks for the Rock Band platform. The Rock Band Network, announced in July,is aground-breaking initiative that gives musicians, publishers and record labels the ability to author their original recordings into gameplay files to promote and sell their music as playable Rock Band tracks through the Rock Band Network Music Store (RBN Store).

In addition, it was announced today that T-Mobile has signed on as launch partner of the Rock Band Network to develop an “Artist-of-the-Month” feature beginning in April 2010 to help fans identify and connect with new talent in the Rock Band Network.

“The Rock Band Network Music Store gives artists at any level the opportunity to reach new fans through our deeply engaging interactive platform,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of Electronic Games and Music for MTV Networks Music Group. “This new pathway for discovery is a huge win for passionate music fans, as well as an opportunity for artists to promote themselves while positively impacting their bottom line.”

Artists who submit songs for the Rock Band Network Music Store are 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. There are currently more than 100 songs available for purchase in the Rock Band Network Music Store from artists including The Shins, The Hold Steady, The Main Drag, Bang Camaro, of Montreal, Jonathan Coulton, Skeleton Witch, 3 Inches of Blood, Lacuna Coil, Stroke 9, and Steve Vai*. There are more than 300 artists in the RBN pipeline, with additional tracks already on the way from Flight of the Conchords, The Smashing Pumpkins, Twin Atlantic, All That Remains, Clutch, Prong, The Gaslight Anthem and many more coming soon.

Songs Now Available in the Rock Band Network Music Store

Song / Band

  • A Drug Against War / KMFDM  (YES! My favorite band!)
  • Angel Lust / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
  • Another California Song / Zack Wilson
  • Arigato / Gandhi
  • Australia / The Shins
  • Backyard Buildyard / Steve and Lindley Band
  • Battles and Brotherhood / 3 Inches of Blood
  • Buried Cold / Rose of Jericho
  • Burn it Down / Five Finger Death Punch
  • California / The Kimberly Trip
  • Can I Stay / Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess
  • Cease and Desist / The Main Drag
  • Children of December / The Slip
  • Creepy Doll / Jonathan Coulton
  • Crushed Beyond Dust / Skeletonwitch
  • Day of Mourning / Despised Icon
  • Disengage / Suicide Silence
  • Don’t Let Me Down (Slowly) / The Main Drag
  • Dove Nets / The Main Drag
  • Drunken Lullabies (Live) / Flogging Molly
  • End Quote / Full-Source
  • Even Rats / The Slip
  • Fade Away / Of Last Resort
  • Far Away from Heaven / Free Spirit
  • Fight Back / Ron Wasserman
  • For the Love of God (Live) / Steve Vai
  • Fortune / Kristin Hersh
  • Get the Hell Out of Here / Steve Vai
  • Give / The Cold Goodnight
  • Goth Girls / MC Frontalot
  • Grumpytown / Speck
  • He Sleeps in a Grove / Amberian Dawn
  • Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse / of Montreal
  • Homosuperior / The Main Drag
  • Horses in Heaven / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
  • How We’d Look On Paper / The Main Drag
  • Hyperbole / Glass Hammer
  • Icarus’ Song / Furly
  • If Not Now When / Color Theory
  • If Trucks Drank Beer / Error 404 feat. CJ Watson
  • Ikea / Jonathan Coulton
  • In Memories / Giant Target
  • Inside Out / Nick Gallant
  • It’s Good / The Humans
  • It’s Not You, It’s Everyone / Full-Source
  • Juke Joint Jezebel / KMFDM
  • Kick Some Ass ’09 / Stroke 9
  • Lady in a Blue Dress / Senses Fail
  • Lemon Juice / Scratching The Itch
  • Lilith in Libra / You Shriek
  • Limousine / Stars of Boulevard
  • Liquid Smog (StompBox Remix) / WaveGroup Feat. Becca Neun
  • Little Black Backpack ’09 / Stroke 9
  • Liverpool Judies / The Fisticuffs
  • Love During Wartime / The Main Drag
  • Mechanical Love / In This Moment
  • Megatron / The Main Drag
  • Mississippi Kite / Kristin Hersh
  • Moonboy / The Dirty Love Band
  • Nancy Drew / Pink Flag
  • No Direction / Longwave
  • No Heroes / You Shriek
  • Not My Fault / Ultra Saturday
  • Ox / Zack Wilson
  • Paper Valentines / James William Roy
  • Parhelia / Heaven Ablaze
  • Persistence of Vision / Matter in the Medium
  • Race The Hourglass / Audio Fiction
  • Red Sky At Morn / Full-Source
  • Requiem for a Dying Song / Flogging Molly
  • Rip’er / Lead the Dead
  • River of Tuoni / Amberian Dawn
  • Running for the Razors / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
  • Rx / Wounded Soul
  • Sequestered in Memphis / The Hold Steady
  • Sestri Levante / Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
  • Sick / Bif Naked
  • Signs / Giant Target
  • Sissyfuss / Surprise Me Mr. Davis
  • Sleep On / Glass Hammer
  • Stand for Something / Skindred
  • Still There / Bojibian
  • Superhero! / Ultra Saturday
  • Survive / Lacuna Coil
  • Tadpole Search and Rescue / Chaunce DeLeon and The Fountain of Choof
  • Talk About / Dear and the Headlights
  • Talk Them Down / The Main Drag
  • Teeth, Face, Outerspace / The Main Drag
  • The Attitude Song / Steve Vai
  • The Buddy Disease / Scratching The Itch
  • The Complexity of Light / Children of Nova
  • The Future Soon / Jonathan Coulton
  • The Heist / DnA’s Evolution
  • Tongue Twister Typo / Blackmarket
  • Top Back / Alias Unknown
  • Tricky Girl / The Main Drag
  • Trippolette / Andrew Buch
  • Turn Yourself Around / Nick Gallant
  • VP of Booty Reports / Speck
  • Watch It All Go Down / Foreword
  • We Are the Best / C&O
  • Whatever Is Wrong With You / Marillion
  • What’s Your Favorite Dinosaur? / The Main Drag
  • You Got That / The Everybody
  • You’re My Everything / Scratching The Itch

That’s a mighty list.

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