Well folks it looks like we will see a major announcement concerning our beloved Fab Four tomorrow. It looks like we will be seeing/hearing a press conference from the folks at MTV and Apple (records) about the Fabs hitting a game console near you, in the form of the smash video game hit, Rock Band.
Hopefully this will be the first major announcement about The Beatles. The remasters cannot be too far behind. Tomorrow happens to be my birthday, and this would just be the icing on the cake of what looks to be a promising day!
If this announcement holds true, we may be able to extract some multi-tracked takes with separated drums, guitars, bass, and vocals from the game. That would be impressive as well. I nice bonus of some good things to come. We look forward to tomorrow.
- Check out this article as well for more info.
Here’s what we’ve read.
Could Beatles music be coming to Rock Band at last? Gamasutra has received an invite to a major press conference tomorrow that will join Harmonix owners MTV and Apple Corps — rights-holder to The Beatles’ music — and industry speculation suggests that’s just what they’ll announce.
Earlier media reports indicated that Apple Corps — along with EMI, who represents the band’s business interests and owns its master recordings — were “in discussions” with both Activision and MTV, according to a June Financial Times article reported by CNet.
At the time, it looked like those negotiations would result in the seminal music group’s songs making an appearance in either Activision’s Guitar Hero or MTV’s Rock Band.
The media alert announcing tomorrow’s press conference, to be held at 10:00am ET on Thursday, October 30th, simply reveals that Apple Corps and MTV will announce “an exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.”
No other information is currently available on the call, which will be presented by Apple Corps CEO Jeff Jones, MTV Networks chairman and CEO Judy McGrath, and MTV Networks Music/Logo Group president Van Toffler.
Gamasutra will update with more details following tomorrow’s press conference.