In addition to announcing Rock Band Network, MTV Games and Harmonix have launched the official website for Rock Band Network, which explains the concept behind their approach to user generated content, allows users to sign up for a newsletter that will alert them when the open beta begins and includes the step-by-step process for having a song added to Rock Band Network.
Obviously, the actual process will be much more complicated, but according to the Rock Band people, here's the five-step process for getting your music from an MP3 file on your desktop to a sellable product in the Rock Band marketplace.
Step One: Author Your Track
You'll be able to take the stems from any master recording* and create MIDI charts for each instrument using the Reaper Digital Audio Workstation equipped with our free authoring plugins. Audition the track on your Xbox 360 console to make sure it rocks properly. When it’s good to go, you'll package everything up and share your track with the RBN community.
Step Two: Upload
When you’re satisfied with your track, upload it to this site so that your peers can evaluate it. Anyone in the Creators community will be able to download and audition the track on their own Xbox consoles, and they’ll give you valuable constructive feedback that will help you revise your work and make your track as fun and challenging as possible.
Step Three: Review
When you upload your song to the Creators site, it will be immediately available for any other Creator with a Premium Account* to download and audition. Your peers will post valuable, detailed feedback on your song. Once you and your peers agree that your song is ready for primetime, you’ll submit it for peer review. Once it passes peer review, your song is released into the world.
Step Four: Publish
All your hard work will have paid off, literally. Once your song is approved, it will go straight into publication, available for purchase to millions of Rock Band fans in the Rock Band store and on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. And you'll get a cut of every sale.
Step Five: Promote
Getting your music into Rock Band is a huge deal—we’ll help you tell the world about it! Stay tuned for more information.