Song Export: How much would you pay?

KyahxKyahx Unsigned
edited February 2011 in The Beatles: Rock Band
Personally, I would pay up to $30 to export the songs (and DLC) into RB3, I doubt I'm the only one. Possibly even a bit more if the dreamscapes and characters needed to transfer with them (to meet Apple Corps' requirements about the bands "image")

I love the Beatles music, but the disc just never gets swapped in when my group plays together. Even less likely now that RB3 is out.

HMX, please try to get Apple Corps to reconsider, I'm sure there are loads of people willing to pay the cost of entry to change their minds.

Comments

  • soup567soup567 Headliner
    edited November 2010
    I agree with the OP. I would also pay around $30 for a Beatles export.
  • AshtrayHeartAshtrayHeart Rising Star
    edited November 2010
    $20 at most, for the sake of having their songs in my set list.

    After all, it had less songs than the first Guitar Hero.
  • bridog7bridog7 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    The only way i would want Beatles songs in RB3 is if the dreamscapes and characters are in it. If not then I wouldn't pay for it.
  • nascarfan19nascarfan19 Headliner
    edited November 2010
    I don't care for Beatles export. I'm not lazy, I can change discs. Plus, they're never going to place dreamscapes in either, so I'm never exporting even if there's an option.
  • mva5580mva5580 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    If an export feature GUARANTEED more Beatles Rock Band DLC, then I'd pay for the export code.

    If it didn't, then I really couldn't care less.
  • NewJohnnyNewJohnny Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    I would pay whatever the hell Apple Corps wants. Go ahead Apple. You want a million dollars? It's yours, take it. Oh, what's that? The Beatles are too good for RB3? Well, f*ck you too. You lost your mojo on December 8, 1980 anyways.
  • HotMangoChutneyHotMangoChutney Rising Star
    edited November 2010
    Clearly anyone who can't be bothered to change discs doesn't like The Beatles enough on their own to even own the game. :p
  • AshtrayHeartAshtrayHeart Rising Star
    edited November 2010
    It's more than just changing discs. I think it'd be great to instantly add 45 more songs to your full setlist.

    I don't think it's so "lazy" to like a convenience and make your RB3 even better than before.
    bridog7;4164193 said:
    The only way i would want Beatles songs in RB3 is if the dreamscapes and characters are in it. If not then I wouldn't pay for it.

    rofl I think it'd be awesome if we can have our own band-mates do the same performances/dreamscape videos.
  • orioles35orioles35 Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    I'd pay whatever it costs if cymbals were included. It's going to be tough to even want to go back to any game that doesn't have them at this point.
  • coolkrunchcoolkrunch Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    I would pay whatever you want, however you format it. Also, I can donate a kidney, be your surrogate mother, I will shave my head and nobody would come near me, I will tattoo Harmonix on my forehead. But, I won't do porn. Really, that will be a blessing to all.
  • yayrockbandyayrockband Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    I'd pay $30 if it included Pro Drums.
  • PengwynsPengwyns Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    I'd instantly pay $20 and begrudgingly go up to $30. The truth is though that having the Beatles songs be exportable would make me go back and grab a lot of the DLC that I'm missing (assuming that would also be available in RB3).

    I would expect a fair amount of other people to do the same, which is sort of like free money for Harmonix at this point since that DLC is done and just sitting around.
  • KyahxKyahx Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    I'm sure that the HMX team aren't the ones holding it back. The trick is convincing Apple Corps that people actually want this, and that allowing them to be exported and played in a different game wouldn't somehow tarnish or ruin the Beatle's pristine image.

    Since logic apparently hasn't worked for them, I was wondering if exorbitant amounts of money would.
  • NewJohnnyNewJohnny Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    Kyahx;4168889 said:
    Since logic apparently hasn't worked for them, I was wondering if exorbitant amounts of money would.
    Apple has already got exorbitant amounts of money from this game and I really don't think they care about the money anyways.
    HMX has already covered the possibility of export by including an export code in the game. If an agreement is made in the future, it will be pretty easy to roll out.
  • JoeSaintsFanJoeSaintsFan Rising Star
    edited November 2010
    AshtrayHeart;4164086 said:
    $20 at most, for the sake of having their songs in my set list.

    After all, it had less songs than the first Guitar Hero.

    But it had better songs than GH1.
  • RockBandProDrumsRockBandProDrums Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    I'd actually pay up to $60 to have this. It isn't lazy to not want to pop in another disc, and anyone that makes that argument clearly has very little or no DLC. I have 1200+ songs. RB3 takes a couple minutes to even load them all. I want to be able to play a Beatles song, then some other song, then another Beatles song without having to swap out the disc every single time. I literally haven't touched TB:RB since I beat it because it's just too much of a hassle. Maybe the rumored release of Beatles songs to iTunes will usher in a more sane licensing policy on the part of Apple Corps. I don't really care about the dreamscapes, I just want the songs in RB3.
  • HotMangoChutneyHotMangoChutney Rising Star
    edited November 2010
    RockBandProDrums;4179586 said:
    I'd actually pay up to $60 to have this. It isn't lazy to not want to pop in another disc, and anyone that makes that argument clearly has very little or no DLC. I have 1200+ songs. RB3 takes a couple minutes to even load them all. I want to be able to play a Beatles song, then some other song, then another Beatles song without having to swap out the disc every single time. I literally haven't touched TB:RB since I beat it because it's just too much of a hassle. Maybe the rumored release of Beatles songs to iTunes will usher in a more sane licensing policy on the part of Apple Corps. I don't really care about the dreamscapes, I just want the songs in RB3.
    Well, seeing as The Beatles are my all-time favorite band, I have no problem just playing their songs in a RB game. Honestly, I'm already feeling the same way about RB3 that you feel about TB:RB -- now that I've accomplished the tours (with the maximum amount of spades) I've lost a lot of my desire to play. Whereas the first 2 RB's were more about the world tour, this one is more about achievements. :confused: Plus, there aren't as many songs I absolutely love. It's totally different for TB:RB for me -- I've Gold-Starred all 73 tracks with a Full Band (as well as on both Solo Vocals and Harmonies), and am also ranked in the Top 35 on the PS3 Leaderboards on all 73 tracks band-wise, yet I still want to play more. :eek: To each his own, I guess.
  • geo731geo731 Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    60 dollars. I want all my rockband music in 1 easy to access space. Much like my ipod. Not lazy, just believe in technological progress rather than antiquatedness.
  • Amadeus0Amadeus0 Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    I would pay $20... no up to $30 for the export. Would need Pro drums, and it would be sweet icing to add Keys, but not necessary. If Pro guitar/Bass would be available for an extra $1-$2 per track, I would buy those as well.

    Same for Beatles DLC.
  • txchoutxchou Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    Amadeus0;4181219 said:
    I would pay $20... no up to $30 for the export. Would need Pro drums, and it would be sweet icing to add Keys, but not necessary. If Pro guitar/Bass would be available for an extra $1-$2 per track, I would buy those as well.

    Same for Beatles DLC.
    I haven't put Beatles: Rock Band back in the slot because I mostly play drums and it has taken me a while to get used to the cymbals and I don't want to confuse myself by going back to playing sans-cymbals.

    I'm sure Harmonix could patch Rock Band 3 to satisfy the issues Apple Corp would have such as removing the booing when a song is failed if it's a Beatles song and adding in Beatles characters for Beatles songs.

    I think it would be probably be worth the effort as adding in Beatles to the Rock Band 3 Music Store should boost the sales of Beatles DLC significantly (I would imagine).
  • SystemSCSnakeSystemSCSnake Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    Anything, granted we would get track updates
  • deadpool247deadpool247 Rising Star
    edited November 2010
    Between 10 to 15 bucks. Maybe 20...
  • CaptainHarlockCaptainHarlock Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    RockBandProDrums;4179586 said:
    I'd actually pay up to $60 to have this. It isn't lazy to not want to pop in another disc, and anyone that makes that argument clearly has very little or no DLC. I have 1200+ songs. RB3 takes a couple minutes to even load them all. I want to be able to play a Beatles song, then some other song, then another Beatles song without having to swap out the disc every single time. I literally haven't touched TB:RB since I beat it because it's just too much of a hassle. Maybe the rumored release of Beatles songs to iTunes will usher in a more sane licensing policy on the part of Apple Corps. I don't really care about the dreamscapes, I just want the songs in RB3.
    Their licensing policy is "sane". Apple and the people who represent them want to protect their image, music, and they don't want their songs sitting side by side with other artists. When you're the BIGGEST act in the history of music you get to call your own shots, and this is one of them. Video games are not the Beatles and Apple Corp.'s main business. It's quite literally "small potatoes". So you would be hard pressed to convince them otherwise.

    Like I've been saying all along, the real issue here is that in the digital age with everything being "fair game", I really think most of you guys aren't used to the idea of someone being protective of their work. With iPods and downloading, now everyone is so used to the convenience of making playlists and only listening to "one or two songs". The Beatles and the people who represent them have done business this way for the last 40 years. They're not about to change.

    I'm sure if you stated your case to personally Paul McCartney he'd say to you "get your arse of the couch, you lazy git!".
  • MostSpartan14MostSpartan14 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    CaptainHarlock;4194730 said:
    The Beatles and the people who represent them have done business this way for the last 40 years. They're not about to change.
    Except for the fact that that DID change just a couple weeks ago when they came to iTunes. Just sayin...
  • gamegyro56gamegyro56 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    MostSpartan14;4194871 said:
    Except for the fact that that DID change just a couple weeks ago when they came to iTunes. Just sayin...

    Well they don't change unless they're about to change.
  • DatasmurfDatasmurf Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    I'd pay up to a $100 for just the songs, I don't even need the dreamscapes.
    I'm a broke student, but it would be worth it, so I don't mind spending all my food money on that and live off beans and ramen for a month or two. :P
  • XxIronManxX1XxIronManxX1 Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    Only if they add pro guitar/bass keys and pro drums where and option, then I would pay well over $30!
  • SirDavidTLynchSirDavidTLynch Headliner
    edited November 2010
    MostSpartan14;4194871 said:
    Except for the fact that that DID change just a couple weeks ago when they came to iTunes. Just sayin...
    Or, for that matter, when they released singles 40 years ago, most of which were never included on the albums.

    And about Apple Corps refusing to let The Beatles share space with other artists, do you have any idea how elitist that sounds?
  • WellsshWellssh Unsigned
    edited February 2011
    I would pay a premium to have the beatles and beatles DLC added to my RB3 library. Pragmatically, when my friends are over to jam, I have 100s and 100s of songs to pick from in RB3, so RB3 disc goes in.

    I think we would all enjoy being able to play beatles songs or make beatles setlists all in one place. I would pay for that ability.

    Not only would I pay for the export, but now that RB3 has introduced PRO modes. I would absolutely love learn PRO guitar for beatles songs.

    That said, $30 to export Beatles to my RB library (dreamscapes or not) is fine. And I would fill harmonix coffers even more if PRO mode upgrades or RB3 versions (ala Queen tracks).
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