Using Rock Band Songs With Rock Band 2 Comes at a Price

Harmonix PR guy John Drake has explained more about how gamers will be able to use songs from Rock Band in the upcoming Rock Band 2, for a small price. This explanation only covers the Xbox 360 version of the game, but should work in a similar fashion for the PS3 as well.

According to the MTV Multiplayer blog, a patch adding an “export” feature to Rock Band will be available on the Rock Band 2 launch date. When players export their selections, they will have to enter as code provided with their Rock Band 2 disc and pay a small fee to initiate the transaction.

Drake said that the fee should be no more than $5 which I think is reasonable considering gamers have already laid out cash to use the songs the first time around. There has been buzz around Harmonix that not all songs will be transferable. Drake wasn’t able to confirm or deny this so Gaming Today will be keep a look out for specifics to be confirmed.

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9 Comments on Using Rock Band Songs With Rock Band 2 Comes at a Price


On August 21, 2008 at 3:25 pm

there shouldn’t be a additional fee if we already bought them the first time. Whats up with that ?

Shawn Sines

On August 21, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Well the explanation in the post is that it is a licensing fee.


On August 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm

licensing fee….go figure…

when will any of these game companies get fed up with the RIAA bull and acquire some indie music instead?


On August 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm

As much fun as the game is, $5 is reasonable -if- it is a one time fee.

If all of this means I can put my RB1 disc away in storage, I’m copacetic.

Buddy "The Truth" Love

On August 21, 2008 at 6:10 pm

The word is copasetic, you proletarian idiot.

Taco Tila

On August 22, 2008 at 9:15 am

…… and Buddy is a jerkass 90% of the time :roll:

Learn spelling and grammar rules before you run your mouth dude:

it is a variant…


On August 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm

They probably don’t want people to rent it from Gamefly and then Export the Songs for free.


On August 23, 2008 at 7:16 pm

@ Buddy “The Half-Truth” Love’s Himself

Proletariat? What are you? Communist?

Wipe your nose, kid.


On September 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

sooooo, after i export my songs, what’s stopping me from selling Rock Band 1 on ebay?