SupaThugPimpin;3461322 said:Yea, nothing like saturating the market as soon as it opens. 100+ songs fighting for that 2000 msp. I bet the owners of the songs will be pleased about that.
Magnet;3463503 said:The RBN is not intended to appease song owners by limiting supply. If anyone is upset about going up against 100+ songs, I wonder how they'll feel about eventually going up against 1,000+ songs in the RBN Store.
nascarfan19;3464557 said:i've got my money ready to buy all the free songs
ethicalpaul;3467625 said:I didn't glean from the story that the store would debut at that event. It was a little "squishy" exactly what they were saying.
ethicalpaul;3467845 said:Yes, but did you see the word "store"?How do you debut a store at sxsw? Do they click on the store icon, browse some songs and say "look you can buy these!" ?
kingtonyx;3470710 said:I sort of agree with the people in thinking that an earlier start with a smaller store would benefit the lesser-known bands, especially since that's mostly what has passed through the system thus far. If they are opening everything in mid-March, most of the songs going through playtesting/peer review right now will be through the process and ready for the store.
k-mac;3470728 said:I totally agree with this. If they wait to release it, the medium to big name bands in playtesting/peer review will pass and then everybody will focus on those and leave all the others behind.
kingtonyx;3470744 said:exactly, I mean there's definitely people who will research all of the songs or who are dedicated to certain genres or whatever BUT in general it will be that way
Ultrace;3471387 said:If that's the way you feel it's going to be, then the only time we can expect any lesser bands to get attention at all is at the beginning; this makes it sound like as soon as any reasonably big names arrive, everyone else should just hang it up and go home, because no one will want to pay them any attention. Maybe that's the way it will be (although I expect not); it will then be up to the little guys to draw attention to their songs outside of the store through social sites, or whatever.Ultimately, RBN can't be expected to overcome human nature's reluctance to try something new if the same old is available, but it does help to level the playing ground a little for making one's music available for purchase...
MistressD;3472472 said:I'd also be curious to know what's gonna show on the PS3 version. Though the drive on my Playstation is currently not working, I am getting it fixed with the intention of playing Rockband 2 again, along with the RBN store (I'll have the money saved by March). I can guess the big names like Creed, Evanescence and Dream Theater will be there, as well as possibly the Harmonix bands, but will we also be able to buy the user created tracks?
Skode;3473876 said:(Not many had heard of the Richard Thomson effort we got as DLC but people heard the guitar chart was fun and downloaded it in decent numbers because of it)