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

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  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    http://LehakatRock.com
    Lehakat Rock, which literally means Rock Band in Hebrew will become the leading portal for Israeli Rock Bands and artists to announce and promote their bands and songs to the Rock Band gamer community and will include announcements and details about the bands and songs that are planned to be sold through the Rock Band Network. See our portfolio here

    http://www.littlecowdog.com
    We're not professional pitch men so here's the deal: We're rock musicians and video game nerds. We’ll take your multi-track recordings, turn them into video game awesomeness and help you earn more revenue from your creativity. See our portfolio here

    http://metalcharter.com/
    MetalCharter.com is the direct result of our passion for music-gaming, and our passion for heavy metal music intersecting with the recent announcement by 'Harmonix', creators of the wildly popular 'Rock Band' franchise, of the 'Rock Band Network'.

    http://musicgamestudio.com
    My name is Dan Rudin and I have been a producer, engineer, mixer and musician for over 2 decades. My team has all these skills and more; professional studio facilities, years of mixing, editing and midi programming experience, and a great passion for gaming. I started rockbandstudio.me because I believe that it is an unbelievable chance for artists and bands to have their music heard around the world, right alongside some of the biggest bands around. We're here to help make it easy and are committed to creating the ultimate rock band experience of your songs.

    http://noblerhythm.com/
    Are you an independent musician? In a band? Are you looking for an easy way to bring your recorded music to the wildly-successful and industry-changing Rock Band rhythm game franchise? What makes RBN so exciting, and also a bit daunting, is that your songs will be created using the same advanced charting and animation system that Harmonix uses. This is where Noble Rhythm comes in. We are proud to join the ranks of creators who have assembled the right mix of computing, gaming, audio production and sequencing skills required to master Harmonix's professional-grade authoring tools. What makes Noble Rhythm unique is our philosophy, our approach, and our easy-to-use, fully-featured song upload interface. The Rock Band Network was envisioned by Harmonix to grant anyone the opportunity to sell their music on its award-winning rhythm game platform, and Noble Rhythm has adopted the same mission. What this means is that we are determined not to be a content gatekeeper. We're artists too; we're not going to pretend that we're a record label. On the other hand, we're also not going to pretend that you're buying a product. When you upload your music to Noble Rhythm, you become our creative partner; a collaborator, not a client or a customer. Noble Rhythm has created a robust account system that gives you an easy and secure way to upload your master recordings, song information, and lyrics.

    http://www.noisypuppet.com/
    Noisy Puppet Studios works with top tier labels and bands to craft their material into high quality downloadable content for ROCK BAND®. Our engineers are musicians, gamers, and sound engineers, so we know how it feels to play music, how it should feel in the game and we know how to make it sound great. Founder Jeremy Parker previously worked with Harmonix to develop Rock Band and the Rock Band Network, before launching Noisy Puppet Studios in Brooklyn 2009. Clients include Sub Pop Records, independent musician Jonathan Coulton, and many more. See our portfolio here

    http://www.notesferatu.com
    We believe in empowering musicians. Not all musicians have the time or know-how to get their music in the Rock Band Network. Our business is doing the work for you so you don't have to. We will provide the translation for the tracks for a flat fee and assist you in setting up the Microsoft XNA Creator's Club. After we are done, you get to keep all your royalties from Rock Band Network sales. You did the work to create the music, and you deserve all the fruits your creation bears.

    www.redrockcharters.com
    Red Rock Charters is a team of musicians and gamers dedicated to getting your music into Harmonix’s best-selling video game, Rock Band. Harmonix has now given the same tools that they use to create songs to experienced authors that are willing to put new music into Rock Band. This gives bands not only publicity, but the chance to make money from each song that is bought from the Rock Band Network. This is where Red Rock Charters comes in. We will take your multi-track recording and work with you to make sure your songs are published professionally. Our team works with all types of music and genres. We will also advertise for your band’s music and upcoming events on our website and other pages. We look forward to working with you and hope that we will be in touch soon.

    http://www.rhythmauthors.com/
    We are an experienced team of individuals designed to work together with musicians, bands, and record labels to bring music into the Rock Band gaming platform through the Rock Band Network. Through streamlined processes, focused expertise, and quality control measures; our team aims to maximize sales and exposure for songs and artists as quickly as possible. Aside from original recordings, we professionally author all content required for submission, including: multi-track stem mixing, note charts, in-game camera, staging, animation and lighting events in order to deliver a fun, accurate, and musically engaging experience for all gamers to enjoy. Joseph Cirri, Sean Feica, Andrew Dovichi, Greg Litvin, Andrew Funk, Dave Barley, and Nick Bruno traveled to Boston on March 2nd, 2009 [four months prior to RBN being announced] for the first meeting concerning what would eventually be known as the Rock Band Network. Harmonix explained what the Rock Band Network was going to be and how they wanted our help with getting the community off the ground. See our portfolio here

    http://rhythmography.com
    We are passionate and competitive rhythm gamers since 1985 (over a year and a half before the release of the first game in the genre) with 20 years experience as stage/concert lighting and audio engineers, 10 years experience video editing and two and a half years experience with custom Guitar Hero track authoring; we understand the nuances required to make a premium sounding and looking Rock Band track that plays great on any difficulty. Maximize the fifteen minutes of fame by reaching more fans utilizing this new medium and letting us do the work for you at no cost upfront with a guaranteed peer review pass, from the entire project to assistance with any part of the process--even just outsourcing the final stage (distribution) to reduce overhead costs.

    http://rockgamerstudios.com/
    RockGamer Studios took an intensive course in Rock Band authoring at Harmonix HQ in Cambridge, MA. Only a select few individuals were offered the chance to be personally instructed by the game's development team. We've learned tricks from the masters that have helped raise the quality of our products one step above the competition. Our team members have worked for top-tier video game companies such as Electronic Arts, THQ, and Ubisoft. We understand the game development process. We know what gamers are looking for, and aim to deliver a top-quality gameplay experience with every track. Members of the RockGamer Studios authoring team have shared the stage with world-famous artists such as Sting, Jethro Tull, Mötley Crüe and the B-52s. We know what it's like to play in front of thousands of fans, and our mission is to recreate this adrenaline rush on the virtual stage, using the cinematic and lighting tools available to us. Most members of our authoring team have hundreds, if not thousands of hours of Rock Band playing experience. The team includes some of the most proficient "technical" Rock Band players in the world... as well as two members of The Gurn Killers, the reigning 2008 Rock Band national champions. What does this mean to you? Let's just say we're very passionate about what we do, and it shows in the quality of our work. See our portfolio here

    http://www.rockyourownband.com
    RockYourOwnBand (RYOB), established August 2009 in Milwaukee, WI, was created on the heels of Harmonix's press release heralding the Rock Band Network. The company serves as a solution to musicians and labels interested in distributing their music through the RBN. RYOB has a mission statement of providing the highest quality charts for the most affordable prices, quickest turnaround, and strives for 100% satisfaction for its customers. RYOB's staff blends real-band experience with classical training and a love (if not obsession) for rhythm games. See our portfolio here

    http://wavegroup.com/
    WaveGroup Sound is an independently owned, award-winning sound design and music production company with a world-class facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. The studio has been designed and is staffed by an outstanding group of musicians, producers and engineers, ensuring experienced technical support as well as high quality recording.
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited August 2009
    You are the FAQMaster, Sayburr....;)

    Thanks for the info. Hope we'll see more names added to this list as RBN evolves....
  • HendrixxHendrixx Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    FAQ-ing hell!

    That's a lot of FAQing FAQs.
  • Alvarado6411Alvarado6411 Dethbringer
    edited August 2009
    Thank you so much for making this thread.
  • SoratarSoratar Scapegoat
    edited August 2009
    Thank you for making another awesome thread!
  • AKALinkAKALink Road Warrior
    edited August 2009
    For me personally nothing better than charting your own songs (complete profits)
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    Knucklesdude;2850959 said:
    Thanks, it has been added.
  • mikejandreaumikejandreau Unsigned
    edited August 2009
    Thanks for the link to TrackAuthors. We're super psyched to be a part of this revolutionary change to music distribution.
  • jjdude1jjdude1 Rising Star
    edited August 2009
    http://rbnbands1.webs.com/
    Small company off Long Island(FTW!). If you got rejected by the other groups, or live on Lond Island, leave a message on the forums on my site, the guestbook, or throw me an e-mail! I will not be taking songs until about a month or so after the program is released so me and my friends can learn to use it first. I'll be sure to post here when I know!
  • MexMex Mex Type Thing
    edited August 2009
    Sayburr you rule. Seriously I always check your FAQ's. Thanks for the efforts :)
  • iruhlmaniruhlman 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.
    your page won't load for me?
  • mikejandreaumikejandreau Unsigned
    edited August 2009
    iruhlman;2873545 said:
    your page won't load for me?
    We had some issues with site overload yesterday. A pretty popular band tweeted our URL and brought the site crashing down.

    On the bright side, now we might get to work with that band!

    Site should be back up, and lightening fast now. Sorry for the troubles.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited August 2009
    mikejandreau;2877392 said:
    We had some issues with site overload yesterday. A pretty popular band tweeted our URL and brought the site crashing down.
    Wow, that sounds great! I was wondering if the more semi-popular bands would jump on the band wagon. Seems that will happen.
  • el_bobboel_bobbo Opening Act
    edited August 2009
    While I personally recommend www.MusicGameAuthors.com, I think you're write-up is great.

    It's great to give people choices and let them do their research. Competition creates the best advertising :-)
  • 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
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