…At least according to Rock Band Network Executive Producer Jeff Marshall. And I would think he probably knows what he’s talking about.
Billboard caught up with Jeff at the Liverpool Sound City music and business conference, who was able to get some very cool RBN details out of him.
Throughout play testing, peer review, and available for sale, there’s approximately 400 songs in the Rock Band Network, based on a user base of about 700 people who have signed up for the ‘premium creators membership’ with Microsoft’s Creator’s Club. Jeff mentioned that interest and subscription to the Rock Band Network has been “growing at a pace that we’re really happy with,” and that for every two people that access and interact with a free demo track, one purchase is made.
Billboard is also reporting that besides the PS3, content from the Rock Band Network Music Store will soon be made available on the Wii, as well as the Rock Band mobile application. I’m assuming he means the currently available iPhone app, but possibly something else entirely…
Jeff also stated that approximately 24 million people worldwide play Rock Band, with over 70 million downloads from the regular Rock Band store.