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  • 5,000 Songs in Rock Band…Clarified

    Posted on January 29th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    Straight from the desk of Sean at Harmonix:

    Default Regarding the 5000 songs comment

    Hi there,

    There has been a lot of discussion over a recent article that stated “MTV said it plans to increase the number of available songs this year to as many as 5,000.”

    In an effort to clarify and put some context around that number, please see the original quote on ArsTechnica.com from an interview with Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix, during this year’s CES.

    In that article, Alex stated:

    “That said, one of the great promises of the (Rock Band) catalog moving forward, as the catalog expands from 500 songs to 5,000 songs or whatever in the coming years, is that we’re going to be less constrained from a genre standpoint, and I think you will see us starting to branch out into… whether it’s country or R&B and jazz or funk, or things of that sort. With the critical mass of the “rock” core covered, of course we’ll keep expanding it, but the critical mass is covered, so now we can start to branch off in ways that haven’t made sense in the past but will make sense moving forward.”

    We hope this clears up any confusion.

    Thanks.

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