Price Change thread

axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
edited February 2012 in The Rock Band Network
For a couple of weeks now authors are able the change the prices of their songs.

In this thread I want to list all these changes so that you don't have to check all the authors individual threads...

Price Reductions

March 4th, 2011:
Jack and the Harlots by The Asbestos, now 80 MSP

I’ve Got a Feeling by Blackberry River Band, now 80 MSP

November 3rd, 2010:
Muéstrame un Poco by Buffalo Mad, now 80 MSP

October 21st, 2010:
No One In The World by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP
Hey Elevator by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP

October 6th, 2010:
When I Get Home You're So Dead by Mayday Parade, now 160 MSP (down from 240)

October 4th, 2010:
Told You Once by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP
Dream About The Future by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP, all other songs of the band will follow once the price can be changed (which should be at the end of this month)

September 1st, 2010:
Dance Floor by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP

August 28th, 2010:
Ox by Zack Wilson, now 80 MSP
Another California Song by Zack Wilson, now 80 MSP

August 24th, 2010:
You're Not Alone - Rock Mix by a t o m, now 80 MSP
You Take It All by a t o m, now 80 MSP
Satellite (Live) by a t o m, now 80 MSP

August 18th, 2010:
Hyperbole by Glass Hammer, now 80 MSP
Sleep On by Glass Hammer, now 80 MSP

Juli 2010:
Sissyfuss by Surprise Me Mr. Davis, now 80 MSP
White Heat by Cetan Clawson & the Soul Side, now 80 MSP


Price Increases


Do Not Disturb (Tell Me How Bad) by Let’s Get It, now 160 MSP
Battle Royale by The Word Alive, now 160 MSP

September 17th, 2010:
Ice Cold by Audible Mainframe, now 160 MSP

August 31st, 2010:
Africa by Quartered, now 160 MSP
Death Quota for Purification by The Myriad Burial, now 160 MSP
In Memory by Excruciating Thoughts, now 160 MSP
Life Unworthy of Life by Warpath, now 160 MSP
Packet Flier by Terrorhorse, now 160 MSP
Parhelia by Heaven Ablaze, now 160 MSP
Rip'er by Lead the Dead, now 160 MSP


If you notice any other price changes please post in this thread, I'll update this post.

Comments

  • xXPM5KXxxXPM5KXx Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    axelkothe;3944953 said:



    Price Increases

    Africa by Quartered, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    Death Quota for Purification by The Myriad Burial, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    In Memory by Excruciating Thoughts, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    Life Unworthy of Life by Warpath, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    Packet Flier by Terrorhorse, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    Parhelia by Heaven Ablaze, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    Rip'er by Lead the Dead, now 160 MSP (August 31st, 2010)
    Im glad I picked these songs up at 80 MSP :cool: Though, each are worth the full 160 MSP, it was nice to get them at half the price!
  • FinalAeonFinalAeon Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Damn, all the songs that got a price increase are on my to buy list once (and if) they make it to PS3. I hope we don't get screwed just because the bands got greedier while we kept waiting.
  • GoatbusterGoatbuster Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    Good thread. Also, the two Glass Hammer songs went down to 80 points each.
    I know there's a thread where they stated that, but I felt it should be added to a consolidated list.
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Goatbuster;3946622 said:
    Good thread. Also, the two Glass Hammer songs went down to 80 points each.
    I know there's a thread where they stated that, but I felt it should be added to a consolidated list.
    Thanks, added them to the list.
  • Starfleet_RamboStarfleet_Rambo Headliner
    edited August 2010
    I reckoned "White Heat" was already $1 since it was so short! :eek:

    I got it for what I wanted to pay now though. :D
  • GreenIllusionGreenIllusion Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Thanks for the list, bought the ones that are about to increase in price! :)
  • slashfan7964slashfan7964 Unsigned
    edited August 2010
    wat this doesn't help the nes users.
  • CaptainKickerCaptainKicker Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    Thanks for the list. Lucky enough i picked most of them up for 80
  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    It would probably be best to mark new additions to the list. Either by date the price changed or the date it was noticed/added to the list. If you're going to sort by song name in alphabetical order, it could get a little confusing.
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    I guess you're right. Just wanted to get the thread started and worry about the finer points later ;)
  • Drumminjay108Drumminjay108 Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    Did they give a reason why for the price changes?
  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    I know Sissyfuss was lowered because it didn't do much business. So they're hoping by dropping it to $1 will generate some impulse buys. I bought it at $2 and don't regret it.


    As for the increases? All those songs have, according to Keldon, registered over 1000 total scores each. Which tends to also be the general cutoff for PS3 porting. I'd guess they think they can maintain the current sales rate or at least believe the potential drop off won't be too much to be offset by the new price.

    Six of them are metal songs and the prog is really prog metal. And metal happens to be the most 'popular' RBN category that doesn't have 'rock' in it somewhere. So they'll probably still move.

    They're also all RhythmAuthors songs. If it doesn't work out too well, expect the prices to drop when the next window opens for them.
  • JCirriJCirri Unsigned
    edited August 2010
    Drumminjay108;3954107 said:
    Did they give a reason why for the price changes?
    Yes, we posted a notification here to explain the reasoning.

    A majority of these tracks we published within the first week of RBN going live back in March and initially entering a huge unknown, wanted to promote RBN as a whole by putting up a lot of quality content at the lowest possible price.

    Now that price modifications are possible and RBN has established a strong reputation, we're looking ahead to RB3's launch where an entire new crowd will be introduced to RBN for the first time. It's that crowd that we're targeting with this update because we really feel these songs are well worth $2 (at least to those who enjoy the type of music).

    In doing so we didn't want to randomly surprise the community with increases. I don't expect our advance notice will suddenly drive people to buy songs at the same price they've already declined, but for those unaware the announcement may save some points if they were to otherwise discover them later.

    Also keep in mind that 70% of our authored songs are still $1, and this doesn't mark the beginning of a new era of greed. We'll always give the recommendation to lean toward exposure over revenue because that's generally the best part. But there comes a line where price difference can result in large revenue differences with little impact on overall sales, and in our best judgment the line was crossed on these.

    I don't mean to derail the thread (great idea btw!), but wanted to respond to the speculation here.
  • YakalotYakalot Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Good thing I picked up Africa before it went up.

    Now all I need is the Tragically Hip to shave 2$ off and then I'd have another song.
  • xXPM5KXxxXPM5KXx Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    For anyone who hasnt picked up the Glass Hammer songs, you should check them out :) I picked both up at 160 MSP and thought they were both worth it :D Good songs and fun to play on drums (not sure about other instruments though). Definitely worth the new 80 MSP price!
  • KEWBKEWB Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    Wasn't sure about the Glass Hammer songs when I first heard the previews, but for 80 points, I'll check them out. Also glad I got all the songs that have had price increases so far while they were 80. I'd buy Atomic if it were cheaper too.
  • jmemmersonjmemmerson Unsigned
    edited August 2010
    Weren't some of Atom songs 160? Because they're all 80 now
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Can anyone confirm this? I thought they were always 80

    EDIT:

    You are right. Three songs (you're not alone, You take it all and Satellite) were 160 and are now 80.
    Will update the first post later! Thanks!!
  • Casto21Casto21 Rock and Roll Statistician
    edited August 2010
    axelkothe;3966494 said:
    Can anyone confirm this? I thought they were always 80
    Yep, these were 160 and are now 80

    Satellite (Live)
    You're Not Alone - Rock Mix
    You Take It All
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    I just bought the two Glass Hammer tracks. Ignored them at 160, but I think they are both well worth the 80 MSP they cost now.
  • StreamOfNathStreamOfNath Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    Not buying Africa anymore. :)
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    I found two more songs that are now at 80 MSP:

    Ox by Zack Wilson, now 80 MSP
    Another California Song by Zack Wilson, now 80 MSP

    Updated the first post.

    Makes me wonder why no one (the author or the artist) considers posting about this. Whats the point of reducing the price and telling no one about it?
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited August 2010
    last chance to get these for 80 MSP! Buy now!

    Africa by Quartered
    Death Quota for Purification by The Myriad Burial
    In Memory by Excruciating Thoughts
    Life Unworthy of Life by Warpath
    Packet Flier by Terrorhorse
    Parhelia by Heaven Ablaze
    Rip'er by Lead the Dead
  • mattgreigmattgreig Unsigned
    edited September 2010
    The Apples in Stereo's Dance Floor is now 80 MSP as well. We're going to be dropping all of the existing Apples songs to 80 MSP as soon as the initial fixed-price window expires, so the others should be down to 80 MSP in 30 days or so.

    All future Apples in Stereo songs will be initially priced at 80 MSP instead of 160 too.
  • shayboshaybo Road Warrior
    edited September 2010
    I recommend Zack Wilson!
  • xXPM5KXxxXPM5KXx Opening Act
    edited September 2010
    mattgreig;3990039 said:
    The Apples in Stereo's Dance Floor is now 80 MSP as well. We're going to be dropping all of the existing Apples songs to 80 MSP as soon as the initial fixed-price window expires, so the others should be down to 80 MSP in 30 days or so.

    All future Apples in Stereo songs will be initially priced at 80 MSP instead of 160 too.
    You may just have sold 6 more tracks ;)
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited September 2010
    Updated the first post:

    September 1st, 2010:
    Dance Floor by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP, all other songs of the band will follow once the price can be changed.
  • axelkotheaxelkothe Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    Update after over a month:

    October 4th, 2010:
    Told You Once by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP
    Dream About The Future by The Apples in Stereo, now 80 MSP, all other songs of the band will follow once the price can be changed (which should be at the end of this month)


    Anyone knows of any other changes? Please post here!
  • mattgreigmattgreig Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    All the Apples in Stereo songs should be 80 MSP now, apart from "No One In The World"...I'm just waiting out the timer on that one before I can reset the price to 80.
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