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Press Release

Yamaha Launches Interactive Sheet Music iPad App for Keyboard Players

- Yamaha’s NoteStar allows users to experience playing with a band using professionally recorded audio tracks complete with vocals -

New York, NY – January 17, 2012 – Yamaha Music Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation, today announced the launch of NoteStar, Yamaha’s iPad app designed to provide keyboard players with the experience of playing their favorite songs with a real band. The app provides smooth flowing, easy-to-read sheet music, accompanied by real backing bands and vocals. The app is a free download from the App Store and each song sells for $3.99 USD. The app is available immediately in 29 countries including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The project is the initiative of the YMH Digital Music Publishing Company, a partnership between the Yamaha Corporation, Hal Leonard Corporation and The Music Sales Group. Yamaha led the development effort and licensed sheet music-rendering technology from the music technology company, Noteflight, LLC.
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Press Coverage

"...unleash your inner keyboardist in time for the Grammys with its recently released NoteStar iPad app."
- RollingStone
"NoteStar provides a playing experience that feels like you're actually in the band - restoring the fun to learning and performance."
- Appolicious
"... high quality and full of features that make learning fun and effective!"
- MacWorld
"...great place to learn new songs."
- ReadWriteWeb