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Wavegroup Brings Steve Vai, Widespread Panic, Reverend Horton Heat to the Rock Band Network

January 19, 2010

Wavegroup Brings Steve Vai, Widespread Panic, Reverend Horton Heat to the Rock Band Network

Top Recording Artists Partner with Veteran Game Audio Production Group to Distribute Playable Music Tracks through Innovative Rock Band Network

WaveGroup 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."

WaveGroup is currently working with the following artists as well as other well-known acts to be announced:

  • Steve Vai

  • Widespread Panic

  • Gov't Mule

  • Reverend Horton Heat

  • Stroke 9

  • Galactic

  • Rebelution

  • Bif Naked

  • Assembly of Dust

  • Nick Gallant

  • Kid Beyond

  • RX Bandits

  • Jet Black Kiss

  • Doug Doppler

  • Austin Willacy

  • The Humans

  • Rain Dogs

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.

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