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The Beatles music headed to 'Rock Band'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2008 22:03 User comments (4)

The Beatles music headed to 'Rock Band' Marking the first time their music will ever be available legally online digitally, The Beatles and MTV are expected to announce a deal tomorrow that will allow for the use of the band's music in the hit game 'Rock Band 2'.
Viacom, MTV's parent, and The Beatles have been in negotiations for months and Viacom has issued media invitations to a "a global music project" teleconference tomorrow when the deal is expected to be announced.

The Wall Street Journal has cited "people familiar with the matter" in saying that the teleconference is absolutely about the Beatles music being licensed for Rock Band.

The Beatles have never licensed their music for digital distribution online and if the report is true, this deal would be a huge win for Rock Band which is in hot competition with Activision Blizzard's Guitar Hero series.

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4 user comments

130.10.2008 10:18

Beatles?

Meh. Empty care cup.

230.10.2008 11:34

regardless of how one feels about the music of the beatles,
a huge name like theirs could easily do wonders for a game.

thing is, they have further announced rock band downloads aren't the plan

the idea, apparently, is an entire separate music game about the beatles.

they have, on the other hand, announced exclusivity to harmonix.
i don't think it's the best thing, because exclusive content isn't great.
it definitely isn't the worst, because i don't want activision in charge.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Oct 2008 @ 11:35

330.10.2008 11:44

Originally posted by snowlock:
regardless of how one feels about the music of the beatles,
a huge name like theirs could easily do wonders for a game.

thing is, they have further announced rock band downloads aren't the plan

the idea, apparently, is an entire separate music game about the beatles.

they have, on the other hand, announced exclusivity to harmonix.
i don't think it's the best thing, because exclusive content isn't great.
it definitely isn't the worst, because i don't want activision in charge.
Thank you for that link, I will write an updated article later today.

430.10.2008 17:22

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Marking the first time their music will ever be available legally digitally, The Beatles...
Really??? All my Beatles CDs are analog??? ;)

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