Steve Vai Joins The Rock Band Network
January 20, 2010
Top Recording Artists Partner with Veteran Game Audio Production Group to Distribute Playable Music Tracks through Innovative Rock Band Network
WaveGroup (www.wavegroup.com), best known for it’s long history in music game development, including it’s contributions to the original Guitar Hero and Rock Band games, today announced licensing agreements with major recording artists including renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai as well as acclaimed rock bands such as Widespread Panic, Reverend Horton Heat and Gov’t Mule, to distribute their music in Rock Band.
WaveGroup will work with the artists’ original recordings, transforming them into playable Rock Band tracks, then releasing the music through the Rock Band Network Music Store. WaveGroup brings years of experience in music game development to the Rock Band Network initiative, and is working closely with Harmonix Music Systems during the beta period to develop this new way of distributing music to the masses.
“WaveGroup is the premiere production team for interactive music videogames and I was thrilled to partner with them on my songs,” said guitar icon Steve Vai. “Now I can jam with people in the comfort of their own plastic!”
Will Littlejohn, President/CEO of WaveGroup commented, “We’re honored to be working with such amazing musicians, and bringing their music to RBN. Our job is to make the music look and feel authentic in the Rock Band environment. As musicians ourselves, we go to great lengths to make the experience of playing these songs fun and engaging.”