Rock Band Network charting groups

SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
edited September 2012 in The Rock Band Network
Please find a list below of the "companies" offering help with charting songs for the Rock Band Network (RBN). This is simply a list of those who have expressed a desire to produce the charts and have set up a web site to entice prospective bands. Because these sites have no connection with Harmonix or MTV games, this list is NOT promoting any particular group of charters nor does this list guarantee the quality of these sites’s craftsmanship. This is simply an informational list to help bands find charting groups to help in their endeavors. The order in which they are seen is in no way indicative of a ranking as to which group is preferred or better qualified.

Please NOTE: This list has been split into two pages, Post #1 and Post #2. If you represent a band looking for someone to chart your songs please be sure to look over both pages.

Please NOTE: Harmonix's policy concerning authoring groups is as follows:

Our official policy regarding authoring companies, which has just been drafted and may be altered in the future, is as follows:

Companies may indicate, in a descriptive manner, that they provide authoring services for the Rock Band Network on their website if they (1) have accepted the end user agreement for the Magma(TM) software and (2) post the following notice prominently on their website: “This site is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, Harmonix Music Systems Inc., MTV Networks or their affiliates.”

The intention of these guidelines is to allow companies to promote their role in the Rock Band Network by accurately describing their services, while maintaining a clear distinction between Harmonix/MTV and the authoring companies. Harmonix/MTV generally does not endorse any authoring companies, and we don’t want any confusion in the minds of the customers on that point. We reserve all rights, and nothing in this policy is intended to, nor shall grant, any trademark licenses.

Hopefully this clears up some of the confusion. If anyone has any questions, or would like further clarification, please email [email]creators_support@rockband.com[/email]

Please look at the list on RockBandAide, since I am no longer updating this list:

http://www.rockbandaide.com/rock-band-network-charting-groups/












http://www.101distribution.com/rockband/
101 Distribution presents the best way to get your song on the Rock Band Network!
Make your song available to millions of potential fans who play Rock Band worldwide. With the premiere Rock Band service available from 101 Distribution, we provide the fastest and easiest way to play and sell your songs on the Rock Band Network. We handle the mixing, authoring, lyric adaptation, animations, lighting, playtesting and review process - and GUARANTEE that your song will be accepted! As an existing or new 101 Distribution artist, you can deliver a song for play on Rock Band's online store. Songs are currently available on the Xbox platform, with future platforms rolling out later in 2010. And as with all of 101 Distribution's services, you keep 100% of the revenue generated from your sales.

http://www.accelstudios.com/
Accelerando Studios is a bunch of gamers, musicians and programmers working together to help you get more exposure for your music. Here, we specialize in making your music available in the all-new music distribution medium, the Rock Band Network.

www.altstrumpro.com
Alt-Strum Productions is a group of professional musicians, programmers, and gamers with connections to the music and gaming industries. We're excited about the opportunity to help your band increase its audience through the Rock Band Network. Whether you're an unsigned singer/songwriter looking to build a grass roots following, or an internationally known and loved band on a major label, we're looking forward to empowering you to increase your exposure through Rock Band. Our backgrounds in production, technology, and music - we count a founding member of the bands Fear Factory and Arkaea among our ranks - combined with what amounts to decades of direct experience playing video games, make ASP the best choice for getting your band's music onto the Rock Band Network. See our portfolio here

http://authoritymusic.com/
The Authority offers you the highest quality Rock Band authoring experience possible. The Authority will provide you with great sounding, great looking songs. We focus on accurate and lifelike game play that is entertaining for all skill levels, from the nervous beginner to the seasoned pro. Our authors are all talented musicians who understand how to capture every nuance of human performance and then translate that into a challenging, exciting and enjoyable Rock Band playing experience. See our portfolio here

www.BandAuthor.com
Band Author and our team are ready to aid you and your band in getting your songs onto RBN! We are a dedicated group of people ready to ease your concerns about getting your songs onto the network. We have specialized and experienced team ready to author your songs in the same way Harmonix would.

http://www.bombsitestudios.com
Bombsite Studios was started in April of 2009 after the announcement of 3rd party development opportunities for Rock Band 2 DLC (downloadable content). After spending many years in the game industry, our team saw an incredible opportunity to work with the creators of Rock Band (Harmonix, MTV Networks) to get more music – from local bands and labels, to big names and major players; in short, anyone into Rock Band 2. Comprised of a team of seasoned and creative individuals with years of experience in video game production as well as music, animation, lighting, pipeline development, debugging, web design, and rawking out, Bombsite Studios is the perfect choice to chart your original music for the Rock Band Network. See our portfolio here

http://bronzeserpentstudios.weebly.com/index.html
At Bronze Serpent Studios, our purpose is to help spread Christian bands and their message to a universal audience that may have never gotten the chance to hear these great bands in any ordinary means. This is our chance to help these Christian bands get the recognition they deserve while also helping plant seeds and save souls.

http://www.charttoppersauthoring.com
Chart Toppers Authoring, LLC, is a group of musicians and avid Rock Band players who seek to bring both lesser-known and well-established musicians and bands to the Rock Band platform. Being from the Nashville area, we are surrounded by great music and a large variety of musicians. We want as many people to be exposed to the genius and beauty that is music. As artists and Rock Band players, we know how important it is to preserve your vision and present it to the world. What better way to do it than through Rock Band? We take your songs, add accurate note charts, and design the venue and animations to reflect your song in the best and most awesome way possible. We work together with you; nothing passes until you're completely satisfied. Let us help you reach the top of the charts!

http://corporate.corbomitegames.com/rock-band
We are a independent game development company making episodic adventure games in most of our time.
When we heard that Harmonix will release Rock Band Network, our enthusiastic team jumped at the opportunity to get involved in one of our all-time favorite games. Our team consists of experienced game-designers and musicians, all willing to unleash the best Rock Band experience from your music. If you represent a record-label, or you're an independent artist, we are here for you; willing to put all our knowledge, skill and resources to get your music out for the Rock Band crowd. We already have a number of tracks in audition mode and working on a few more.

http://www.DigitalRockSongs.com
We at Digital Rock Songs are a team of expert gamers and musicians who would love to work with YOUR music. We have two different pricing plans, each of which offer fair and reasonable options for the artist. We will do the absolute best job we can in order to get you the highest quality rendition of your song in Rock Band. We hope to get in contact with you soon!

http://www.electricflannel.com
Our team of experienced developers, musicians and engineers will be making premium-quality content featuring great music from great bands, and we are committed to providing more and more bands with the opportunity to have their music featured in this innovative new platform

http://explosivekitty.com/
Explosive Kitty, LLC was founded in Boston , Massachusetts in 2009 to provide Professional Rock Band Authoring Services to the Music industry. Armed with competence in digital media, engineering, business management, entertainment law and a love for video games, Explosive Kitty seeks to bring talented people together to maximize the Rock Band Network experience. ] See our portfolio here

http://www.fairwoodstudios.com
We're a small little group of musicians, gamers, and engineers making tracks for the Rock Band Network. We believe doing a good job is more important than making a ton of money. We believe in giving the little guy as much love as the big guy. We take things just seriously enough to do the job right. See our portfolio here

www.gamerbeats.com
Gamer Beats was formed by a small group of video game industry professionals, with design and production experience spread across such companies as EA, THQ, and F-I. We are all quite crazy about music and Rock Band, and so decided to pursue our passions and become a Rock Band charting group. Gamer Beats will initially focus on bringing well known bands in under-represented genres to the RBN, in addition to helping indy bands we love share their music with a wider audience. See our portfolio here

http://hitplaycreations.webs.com/
We turn your music into playable tracks for the best-selling game Rock Band. The Rock Band Network is a revolutionary system that will allow bands, studios and record labels to create and sell playable game content from their master recordings using the same professional tools used by the makers of Rock Band.

http://interactivemusicproductions.com/
We here at Interactive Music Productions knew we could make a difference when Harmonix announced the RockBand Network. We are working with several bands in our local and regional scenes to help give them greater exposure and an entirely new connection to their fans. Let's not forget a potential new revenue stream. The world is more connected now then ever. This allows us to share our skills with that world. We are able to work with any band that has their own music and dreams to be heard. You supply the song, we handle the rest. We are a small group at this time, but have the hopes to grow as this new medium grows. We are a few individuals working side by side to get the music heard. There are many companies out there that can help and, if you don't choose us, please choose someone or get yourself on the network. Here at Interactive Music Productions we believe nothing is more important than being heard. See our portfolio here

Comments

  • AKALinkAKALink Road Warrior
    edited August 2009
    Hey Sayburr, why don't you in the future make a section in this thread for independent charters. Like single people who chart songs, I believe we will start to get those as soon as public beta is released.
  • MarsPhoenixMarsPhoenix Opening Act
    edited August 2009
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    I think those who are going through the process with a "business model" in mind would be the best for bands and labels.
  • MarsPhoenixMarsPhoenix Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, don't worry about all the independents, just keep pushing forward the big names until there's nothing left for us. We don't mind. We do want to all chart for our favorite bands, but it's unreasonable for us to think that our lack of a "business model" would allow us to ever accomplish that. I apologize for being so out of line.

    Being entirely honest, I am sorry for being so bitter, but being as this is one of my few hobbies and only dreams, I don't want to be constantly told by bands that they'd rather go with the option of a company filled with a bunch of guys that had a third of a year's advantage to set up a company and prepare everything. I know some people won't be interested, but I'm very afraid about having no one accept my offers someday. I want to be able to put a hobby of mine to use for once.
  • iruhlmaniruhlman Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    MarsPhoenix;2908189 said:
    Yeah, don't worry about all the independents, just keep pushing forward the big names until there's nothing left for us. We don't mind. We do want to all chart for our favorite bands, but it's unreasonable for us to think that our lack of a "business model" would allow us to ever accomplish that. I apologize for being so out of line.

    Being entirely honest, I am sorry for being so bitter, but being as this is one of my few hobbies and only dreams, I don't want to be constantly told by bands that they'd rather go with the option of a company filled with a bunch of guys that had a third of a year's advantage to set up a company and prepare everything. I know some people won't be interested, but I'm very afraid about having no one accept my offers someday. I want to be able to put a hobby of mine to use for once.
    Dont be discouraged by not having a company. Theres going to be plenty of bands seeking help with this. I've already turned down 2 local bands cuz at first I'm going to focus on learning the process and charting my own stuff
  • edited August 2009
    will you also add my rbn charting company
    Rock Band Network Design, LLC
    http://calthephenom.info/rbn/
    Rock Band Network Design Will Chart Your Songs free Of Charge, All You Have To do Is Pay For The Microsoft XNA And Submit The Songs, so apply Today!
  • AppleTrakAppleTrak Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    I'm getting into the RBN game, check my blog www.MyGGGo.com post for details http://mygggo.com/2009/08/mygggo-now-producing-songs-for-rock-band-network/. Feel free to add me to the list. We are a group of 4 software developers, musicians, producers, and RB players too, who are getting into RBN as a hobby. It closely relates to things we already do, and would love to experiment with some bands music to get them into RBN. We've paid all the costs to get in the network, and not looking to charge or make money. This is a hobby and fun for us. Hit us up if you are interested. We are already working with Suspicious Hooligans (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=52177366256) and Innerfuze (http://www.innerfuze.com/).
  • trg007trg007 Your Ever Rocking RBN Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    irockprettyhard;2914110 said:
    will you also add my rbn charting company
    Rock Band Network Design, LLC
    http://calthephenom.info/rbn/
    Rock Band Network Design Will Chart Your Songs free Of Charge, All You Have To do Is Pay For The Microsoft XNA And Submit The Songs, so apply Today!
    No offense but I have major doubts about the credibility of your "LLC". Did you register as an LLC in your state? Are you even 18?
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited August 2009
    irockprettyhard;2914110 said:
    All You Have To do Is Pay For The Microsoft XNA And Submit The Songs, so apply Today!
    O rly? Then what's this all about (directly copied from your site, all spelling errors are yours):
    By Submitting Your Content to RBN Design, LLC, you relanquish all rights to monentary gain resulted from RBN,
    Relinquish all monetary gains resulted from RBN? I don't think so.
  • mikejandreaumikejandreau Unsigned
    edited August 2009
    irockprettyhard;2914110 said:
    will you also add my rbn charting company
    Rock Band Network Design, LLC
    http://calthephenom.info/rbn/
    Rock Band Network Design Will Chart Your Songs free Of Charge, All You Have To do Is Pay For The Microsoft XNA And Submit The Songs, so apply Today!
    If you actually registered this as an LLC, you're going to get sued for Trade Mark Infringement. You can't use "Rock Band" in a business name, because it's Trade Marked.

    Also, you can't use Rock Band Network, either, cause guess what? That's also Trade Marked.

    Good luck. I'm sure HMX isn't going to shut you down. I swear.
  • KineticArtistKineticArtist Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    mikejandreau;2852814 said:
    Thanks for the link to TrackAuthors. We're super psyched to be a part of this revolutionary change to music distribution.
    ditto thanks for the link to music game authors!!!
  • Sound_IMPSound_IMP Unsigned
    edited August 2009
    Hey Sayburr, outside some logo work, my website is up and running now at http://interactivemusicproductions.com

    Thank you sir
  • harmonymachineharmonymachine Unsigned
    edited August 2009
    Hello everyone. I'm the leader of the team that did the charting for Rock Band Unplugged [I]and [I]LEGO Rock Band[I] for DS. We'd love to help out any labels or bands with charting!

    Cheers,

    Dave L
    Harmony Machine
    http://www.h-machine.com
    [/I][/I][/I]
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    I added it. I would highly suggest you adding something to your web site stating that you will do charting for RBN.
  • NSD-ScottKernNSD-ScottKern Unsigned
    edited August 2009
    Never Say Die is a group of experts in
    mastery of the game, film directing
    audio mixing and recording, animation,
    lighting techs, and computer specialists.
    Not to mention we all are fans and avid Rock Band players.

    We all share a common interest in darker and louder music. From Metal, and many of its sub genres... Goth Metal, Death Metal, Thrash, Symphonic to Punk, Post - Punk, Goth and Industrial. Music that has been a part of our daily lives. We feel that this genre of music has been put to the way side by the game , that when this opens up , we will jump at the chance to help get the music we love out there.
    http://nsd.asenath.com
  • KineticArtistKineticArtist Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    NSD-ScottKern;2944268 said:
    Never Say Die is a group of experts in
    mastery of the game, film directing
    audio mixing and recording, animation,
    lighting techs, and computer specialists.
    Not to mention we all are fans and avid Rock Band players.

    We all share a common interest in darker and louder music. From Metal, and many of its sub genres... Goth Metal, Death Metal, Thrash, Symphonic to Punk, Post - Punk, Goth and Industrial. Music that has been a part of our daily lives. We feel that this genre of music has been put to the way side by the game , that when this opens up , we will jump at the chance to help get the music we love out there.
    http://nsd.asenath.com
    Welcome to the mix Scott!!! there is soooo many bands around the world looking to get into the RBN there is TOTALY room for anyone interested in doing this for real and doing it properly with an eye towards quality! We all benefit when there's competition and we have a chance to make sure we help each other thereby showing the world that competition doesnt have to be cut throat. Which would make the "suits" have a heart attack...
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    Never Say Die has been added to the OP.
  • AppleTrakAppleTrak Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    AppleTrak;2914895 said:
    I'm getting into the RBN game, check my blog www.MyGGGo.com post for details http://mygggo.com/2009/08/mygggo-now-producing-songs-for-rock-band-network/. Feel free to add me to the list. We are a group of 4 software developers, musicians, producers, and RB players too, who are getting into RBN as a hobby. It closely relates to things we already do, and would love to experiment with some bands music to get them into RBN. We've paid all the costs to get in the network, and not looking to charge or make money. This is a hobby and fun for us. Hit us up if you are interested. We are already working with Suspicious Hooligans (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=52177366256) and Innerfuze (http://www.innerfuze.com/).
    We are getting a little more legit, still waiting for the public RBN beta. www.MyGGGo.com/myrbn is the place to learn what we are working on. We have 3 tracks ready for charting from Boston indie artist Innerfuze (electronica -- no vox), and plan to start working on Suspicious Hooligans (hip-hop/rock) later this year. It's getting exciting with all the early RBN activity.
  • RoflcopterrrRoflcopterrr Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Are any companies willing to hire someone who will work for free..? (me) :D
  • Jair CrawfordJair Crawford Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    I don't know if this is the right place for this, but I was wondering if anyone had any charting tips? I like to chart songs on Feedback Editor.
  • ImaCarrotImaCarrot Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    Best tip I can give you right now is to stop using Feedback and start using Reaper. Feedback simply cannot do everything that is required of a Rock Band song and you would have to use Reaper (or something comparable) eventually.
  • Jair CrawfordJair Crawford Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    Wait... Reaper? As in the audio editor?
  • trg007trg007 Your Ever Rocking RBN Forum Guru
    edited September 2009
    Jair Crawford;3068056 said:
    Wait... Reaper? As in the audio editor?
    Yes.
  • edited September 2009
    Yes. Reaper - http://www.reaper.fm/
    please ask charting question here - http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152203 - or make a new thread. This thread is for the discussion of audio charting companies. Thanks!
  • CaptainChunkCaptainChunk Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    We would love to be added to the initial post. As others have said, there is tons of music out there hopefully we can support each other and develop this new music distribution platform.

    Grybo Productions
    When the initial excitement of the Rock Band Network announcement finally sunk in, we knew that there would be bands interested in getting their music in Rock Band, but might not have the knowledge to make that happen. We are a small company, dedicated to exploring interactive music, gaming, and new business models. We pride ourselves on faithful and fun music translations. You'll always know who you are dealing with here, we like to keep it personal. No corporate art in the offices, only limited-edition, silk-screen rock posters ;-) We love to talk about music and video games. Drop us a line.
    http://www.gryboproductions.com
  • lowfatevanlowfatevan Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    Hey guys, I'm an audio engineer in New York, and an avid Rockband player / gamer. I'm mostly into Rock / Indie music, and I'm really excited about doing charting for RBN. Still waiting to get into the beta, but I've been talking to a few bands and can't wait to get started. I set up this site in the meantime, but it still needs a lot of work (new logo without harmonix's logo / more details) But here it is:

    http://www.rockbandaudio.com

    Would be cool to be added to the OP. Look forward to seeing what everyone is doing and getting started!
  • trg007trg007 Your Ever Rocking RBN Forum Guru
    edited September 2009
    lowfatevan;3079842 said:
    Hey guys, I'm an audio engineer in New York, and an avid Rockband player / gamer. I'm mostly into Rock / Indie music, and I'm really excited about doing charting for RBN. Still waiting to get into the beta, but I've been talking to a few bands and can't wait to get started. I set up this site in the meantime, but it still needs a lot of work (new logo without harmonix's logo / more details) But here it is:

    http://www.rockbandaudio.com

    Would be cool to be added to the OP. Look forward to seeing what everyone is doing and getting started!
    I don't think you can use the name Rock Band (even without the logo), as another charting group was originally doing that and they got a letter from MTV Games telling them to change it.
  • lowfatevanlowfatevan Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    trg007;3079903 said:
    I don't think you can use the name Rock Band (even without the logo), as another charting group was originally doing that and they got a letter from MTV Games telling them to change it.
    interesting. Good to know. I knew i definitely couldn't use the logo, but I wasn't sure about the name. Maybe RBAudio or something....
  • KineticArtistKineticArtist Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    trg007;3079903 said:
    I don't think you can use the name Rock Band (even without the logo), as another charting group was originally doing that and they got a letter from MTV Games telling them to change it.
    Yeah we had rockbandcreate.com and got a cease and desist notice from MTV Networks you are going to have to pull down the rock band logo and turn over that domain to them and if they dont serve you then I would have grounds for suit against them (for singling me out) best to play it safe and come up with a different domain and logo... you dont want to hurt your chances of getting into the RBN because of a copyright infringement issue...
  • lowfatevanlowfatevan Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    KineticArtist;3079973 said:
    Yeah we had rockbandcreate.com and got a cease and desist notice from MTV Networks you are going to have to pull down the rock band logo and turn over that domain to them and if they dont serve you then I would have grounds for suit against them (for singling me out) best to play it safe and come up with a different domain and logo... you dont want to hurt your chances of getting into the RBN because of a copyright infringement issue...
    you think like RBN and RB like as initials they would get upset about too? I'm definitely pulling the logo off the site now, especially since i just posted it on here.
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