Another year has come and gone, and it’s now the second anniversary of the Rock Band Network Store! Since launching in 2010, the RBN has added more than 1600 songs from more than 800 artists to the Rock Band catalogue*. That’s more than 15 songs a week!
Some key statistics from the past year (March 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012):
- Number of RBN songs released: 663
- Number of RB3 versions released: 13
- Number of 2x Bass Pedal versions released: 105
- Number of RB3 2x Bass Pedal versions released: 1
- Most popular genre: Metal (294 songs)
- Most popular genre runner-up: Rock (107 songs)
- Most popular song: “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65
- Most popular song runner-up: “Country Song” by Seether
- Longest song released: "Solar Winds" by Devin Townsend (10:00 minutes exactly!)
- Longest song runner-up: "Veil of Illumination (Part 2)" by Andromeda (9:40)
- Shortest song released: "!I!" by !I (0:42)
- Shortest song runner-up: "Flight of the Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Version" by Thomas Walker (1:19)
- Most prolific artist: Amberian Dawn (25 tracks released)
- Most prolific artist runner-up: Halcyon Way (20 tracks released)
- Most prolific authoring house: RockGamer (161 songs authored)
- Most prolific authoring house runner-up: ThatAuthoringGroup (109 songs authored)
If you’ve ever thought, “I love band X - how can I bring them to Rock Band?”, then consider getting involved with the Rock Band Network. The RBN is a way for all artists to bring their music to Rock Band and for all musical fans to help bring their favorite artists, genres, and songs into the game. With two years of experience under their belts, the experts of the RBN community are a skilled, friendly bunch ready to welcome new authors into the fold.
And if you’ve ever thought, “I love genre X - why isn’t there more of my favorite music in Rock Band?”, then try searching for your favorite genre in the RBN store. Whether you’re looking for pop-rock or punk rock, hip hop or hair metal, or classical, nerdcore, symphonic metal, rockabilly, and chiptune - the RBN has options for you. Many songs are in English, but the RBN welcomes international artists and there are songs available in French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Additionally, many RBN songs are available for only 80 MSP ($0.99 on PS3), so you won’t break the bank!
Overwhelmed by your options? Just ask for recommendations in the RBN forums on RockBand.com. Someone will be certain to point you in the right direction!
For more information on joining the RBN, go to creators.rockband.com.
For more songs from your favorite genre, check out the Rock Band Network store in Rock Band 3.
* The full Rock Band Network catalogue is only available for Xbox 360. Select songs are submitted to the PS3 by Sony and Harmonix at the rate of 5 songs a week, as determined by factors such as popularity and community interest. To request future songs for the PS3, go to the forum thread here. We're always interested in hearing what songs our PS3 customers would enjoy!