The main thing is most likely organization, though, just aesthetics kind of reasons. "These are the ones we made, and these are the ones made through the RBN."
There will be great songs to be found in both music stores, but most people (including you and me) will prefer to keep them separate rather than shuffle through a TON of user-generated content to get to the bigger-name bands you might be looking for.
Awe, I was kind of excited to see $.50 (40MSP) songs, too bad that was a mistake.:p
Also, the ten minute cap seems...limiting. At least for the music I like. That's a little unfortunate.
Also, that US-only this sucks big time. Get working on including the world, HMX!
I have a band and we have a lot of questions. What will happen with the rights of the songs? We should give them to Harmonix? What happens with the tax, and the legal issues? Can we upload songs in Japanese, or Spanish? Well, if you want to check our music, go to www.myspace.com/thmkm
We love the idea, but we need more information!
And why are you limiting this only to USA and Europe? We are from Mexico and we know a lot of bands wanting something like this! Japan has a lot of indie bands...
When do you think people all over the world can upload songs? That would add very different styles, really.
D'oh, I was excited about the possibility of long songs. Why would there be a 3 dollar option then? I thought the point was for songs that require significantly more effort to chart.
If there's no way we can show we have rights to a cover??? How can we show we even have rights to our own songs??