Rock Band Network Launches Music Store

Rock Band Network Launches Music Store

Rock Band Network Launches Music Store
Gaming developer Harmonix and MTV Games have launched the Rock Band Network Music Store, which allows independent artists to submit their music as downloadable, add-on content to the game without a formal licensing process. Artists will choose their own price points with MTV retaining 70 percent of all sales. A beta trial was released earlier this year and has since acquired more than 100 songs available for "Rock Band" owners to purchase from artists including the Hold Steady, Of Montreal, the Shins, and Steve Vai, among others. (3/4)

UN Labor Agency Honors Shakira
Two-time GRAMMY-winning and seven-time Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Shakira was honored Wednesday in Geneva with a medal from the United Nations labor agency for her work to help impoverished children. The artist was recognized for her involvement with the ALAS Foundation, UNICEF and for helping to provide nutrition to more than 6,000 children in Colombia through her Barefoot Foundation. (3/4)

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