No success so far on our end, but yea we've attempted a few. We were working on one before Japanese became available, since they're instrumental, but we have gone after some J-Pop and Japanese New Wave since then.
Although arguably we already have the first Japanese group on RBN.
Since they were one of the 20 Free DLC from RB2, it would be awesome to get more X Japan
Aside from the language barrier Bravo pointed out, there's also the fact that most Japanese bands you know are on major or semi-major labels, and the bigger the label the harder they are to get involved in RBN. So it's a real uphill battle.
I tried getting Guitar Wolf, but the label said they only go through HMX for RB releases.
I went to Harmonix and ordered a pepperoni pizza. Instead, they gave me a cheese pizza and told me that I could buy one pepperoni slice every week.
I imagine it would be hard for any RBN group to get K-On songs, honestly. K-On is a hot commodity in Japan, and the fees they'd want would probably be fairly high, especially for what is ultimately a more niche DLC sale. Them being in Japanese automatically will make some people not buy, plus being on RBN limits the audience a bit since it doesn't get as much attention and only 360 players have full access. I'd certainly buy if they came out but... just sayin'.
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Anyone willing to try and contact PONY CANYON? I'm pretty sure they have the rights to the music from K-On. (On the back of all the CDs it says PONY CANYON INC)
It's a long shot but hey, that would be an awesome start to having Japanese songs on RBN.
Not sure if the 2nd link is them or not but I'm 100% sure the 1st link is.
Last edited by BravoGangUS; 04-28-2011 at 04:36 PM.
Pony Canyon has the rights to the Mario Kart 64 soundtrack (assuming Wikipedia is to be trusted). Get to work, people!
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Orange Range and Nobody Knows would be great, in my opinion.
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