MTV Games will launch its Rock Band Network Store today, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The store will let artists and labels convert their own tracks into playable Rock Band downloads, and sell them in an official in-game store. Apparently even big-name artists have leapt at the chance. “We expected this to be an initiative that would appeal to unsigned artists,” says Paul DeGooyer, MTV’s SVP for electronic games and music. “What was surprising to us was how many artists with hit records have offered themselves up.” So how much does it cost to get a song converted? TuneCore says it will charge $2,500 per song, but is offering to do it for $999 as an introductory discount. Meanwhile, other contractors are charging around $500 per minute of music, according to the WSJ. Companies can choose a price of between $0.99 and $2.99 for the final download.

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