jeccaneko;4309938 said:Don't get discouraged. You'll hear no a lot, but every time you get a yes, it is a step toward bringing great songs to Rock Band.
TubaDude49;4309976 said:Yep, from my personal experience..."That would be awesome, I love you man..." "We are not [Band Name Witheld], we are their publicity team. We don't give out contact information to anyone." "Client email [email witheld] not valid"(Website wasn't updated in five years either) "Sorry, there were negotions with HMX and [label witheld] last year that fell through" "We'd be happy to help whoever get that on to the RBN. Contact me at..." "I'd love to help you, but we don't own the rights to that song anymore" "Lets do it" So, while you'll go through a lot of dissapointment of rejection, sometimes the best thing you can hear, and what I hear most often is, "We're working on it"
TubaDude49;4310472 said:Yeah, a lot of that, especially from the labels. At least your rejections wern't jerks like some certain band that has a game in the opposite franchise...
SeymourDuncan17;4310518 said:Metallica? Just what did they say? I can't imagine them being that put off about the idea.
ThatAuthoringGroup;4310580 said:My favorite :Band : "Oh hell yeah! We can't wait to get started, this is awesome. Just contact the label to get the stems and we can do this."Label : "Are you kidding? Die in a fire.";)
jarodtoiletboy;4310786 said:Holy Crap!How rude!
Kariodude;4312593 said:I think the strangest thing I've run into with trying to get a song is the artist saying "We licensed that song to Harmonix in 2008. It's never been released but since I signed with them I don't think I can sign with you."One on hand, I'm excited the song might still be coming. On the other hand, it's been over 2 years.
Kariodude;4314826 said:Might be a dumb question, but how and who would I contact? Seems like it would be a tough thing to talk about. If there was an email where someone could just say "Hey I emailed _____ and they said they signed that song to you and was wondering if you were still going to release it?" Someone could just make stuff up and hope for a good response.
ThatAuthoringGroup;4314883 said:They won't reveal the band. I've also ran into at least three different bands that have said they already have music licensed to HMX, but it has yet to come out yet. So I'm pretty sure the wait list is fairly large to get your music in as DLC.
Kariodude;4307265 said:The response to my Mongrain announcement has been AMAZING!Speaking of amazing announcements, I'm happy to announce there might possibly be a Bed Intruder video later this week maybe.Probably.I'd also like to express my admiration for the other authors and authoring groups out there. When I took this on, I was not prepared for what would come my way. I have been in contact with some huge people. When I say huge, I mean like iconic rock icons from the 60s and 70s and even amazing 90s artists. Will something come from these communications, it's still possible. With all the excitement, there's also been a lot of let downs. Deals that fall through for whatever reason or artists that are totally into the idea but are restricted by Universal or Warner. It can be discouraging at times. I may only bring a few artists to the RBN, but at the end of the day, I still feel honored and privileged to be a part of such an amazing franchise. Look for more announcements and things and stuff and whatnot.
Kariodude;4330658 said:It was a combination of things. Some family issues got in the way of charting AND I ended up having a harder time with charting auto-tuned vocals than I thought I would. It's still coming, just not entirely sure when.Also, for the last couple of months I've been in negotiations to get Chuck Berry into the Rock Band Network. His management was completely on board but Mr. Berry doesn't want to do it. I completely respect the man so when I was informed of this last week I decided not to push it any further. They did say that if anything changed in the future they would be keeping my information handy, so keep your fingers crossed. Just thought I'd let people know this so they'd know I'm not just a YouTube talent focused person and that I'm still actively seeking more to do.