Today, WaveGroup announced licensing agreements with INgrooves artists Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Bif Naked & RX Bandits, as well as other major recording artists and acclaimed rock bands including renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, 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.
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.”
WaveGroup is the undisputed leader for audio production in the music game genre, playing an integral part in the creation of many award-winning projects including Harmonix’s Rock Band™, winner of the Best Soundtrack award at the 2007 Spike TV Video Game Awards; Guitar Hero™ II, winner of the Best Soundtrack award at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards; the original Guitar Hero™, winner of the Best Soundtrack for both the 2006 BAFTA Games Awards and the Spike TV Video Game Awards, 2005 Best of Show at E3, along with 5 D.I.C.E. awards.
For more information on WaveGroup please visit www.wavegroup.com.