Stingray Introduces Piano Academy, a New App to Learn the Piano

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Montreal, December 13, 2018 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B.), a leading music, media, and technology company, has great news for those who are tickled pink by tickling the ivory. The company today launched Piano Academy, an innovative mobile app designed to teach anyone how to play the piano.

Many people want to learn to play the piano but are put off by the idea of spending long hours with an instructor learning music notes. Piano Academy makes learning fun and accessible to all by acting as a patient, private teacher that is available anywhere, anytime. Users simply place their phone or tablet on a piano keyboard and follow the lessons that were professionally designed for both beginners and experienced musicians.

“For many of us who received piano lessons as children, learning was anything but fun, quite the contrary,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “Having received such positive customer response for our music game apps Yokee Guitar and Yokee Piano, we were convinced that we could transform music instruction for the mobile age. By combining high-quality professional instructions with an interactive lesson plan and the latest machine learning technology, we have created the definitive music learning app that will motivate students 8 to 88-years-old. ”

 

Piano Academy Highlights

  • Developed by the team behind Yokee, the world's No. 1 sing-along mobile app, Piano Academy uses machine learning technology to recognize every note and provide instant, real-time feedback on accuracy and timing
  • Learning supported by colorful graphics, animations, and walkthrough videos on a range of topics including notes, chords, and piano theory
  • Practice of ear training, hand coordination, and the sense of rhythm through a selection of fun games
  • Piano Academy invites users to practice their new skills by playing popular songs and classical pieces, and reading real sheet music

Piano Academy has been launched worldwide in English. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese versions are expected to launch in the coming months.

Special Holiday Offer

End the year on a high note by learning to play the piano. As a special introductory offer, Piano Academy will be offered free for the holidays and until mid-January.

The app is available for download from the Apple Store.

About Stingray

Montreal-based Stingray Groupe Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 101 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin

Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Stingray

1 514-664-1244, ext. 2362

mpeloquin@stingray.com