We’ve covered Rock Band Network before: due to launch in November, it will let any artist or label create downloadable tracks for MTV’s Rock Band games – as long as they can find a developer trained to use the system. More details have emerged now: tracks will cost between $1 and $3 with artists setting the price, but free one-minute demos will also be made available, inviting players to try before they buy. Interesting, given that you can’t get demos of existing tracks in the Rock Band store.Meanwhile, the game’s developer Harmonix will increase the number of genres available on the store, allowing artists to categorise their tunes as speed metal or rockabilly, among other new additions. It’s a fairly big deal, this network – right now Rock Band is a closed store, with Harmonix only able to create a handful of new downloads every week.Opening it up will vastly increase the number of tracks available, and help artists to make use of this new distribution channel for their music.

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