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QRS Music receives million dollar Pianomation order from Baldwin
5/27/1997

("QRS") announced today that it has received an order from Baldwin Piano & Organ Company ("Baldwin" NASDAQ: BPAO) in excess of $1 million for its Pianomation(tm) system. Delivery is scheduled during the next three months. The QRS Pianomation(tm) patented technology system permits pianos to play "automatically". Baldwin has chosen the QRS Music Pianomation(tm) system to operate their recently introduced ConcertMaster(tm) Complete Player System. The ConcertMaster(tm) is the first computerized player system to bear the Baldwin name.

Richard A. Dolan, QRS Chairman and President said, "The selection of QRS' Pianomation(tm) equipment by Baldwin is a reconfirmation that QRS is producing the finest computer driven automated piano player available. We are extremely delighted that Baldwin has chosen our technology to automate their pianos."

QRS announced last month that its Story & Clark Piano manufacturing division signed a contract to build a 13,000 square foot addition to the main 26,000 square foot facility. Dolan said construction has begun and occupancy is planned for middle of the summer. The new facility was needed for the new Hampton line of grand pianos and the assembly and distribution of Pianomation(tm).

The QRS Pianomation(tm) system can turn any piano into a reproducing player piano. A patented hardware and software process can store and transport Musical Instrument Digital Interface ("MIDI") information as an analog signal. This process gives QRS the ability to store, and wirelessly transmit, MIDI performance data in an analog format from a controller (CD, video, cassette, DAT or Minidisc) to the receiver on the piano. This creates numerous possibilities. For example, most off-the-shelf audio equipment has a left and right channel available for use. State of the art technology permits QRS to store the digital signal in an analog format on the left channel of the software which operates those players. This leaves the right channel available for live prerecorded audio music, even vocal recordings. Pianomation(tm) blends them together in perfect harmony and perfect synchronization. The Pianomation(tm) MIDI System is the first product of its kind to "marry" analog and digital technology.

Baldwin will use QRS' extensive catalog of MIDI music for its customers. The QRS Pianomation(tm) library has over 1000 titles in CDs. Current titles cover a wide range of musical formats including: country, Jazz, classical, musicals, Disney film songs and many others.

QRS Music's World Wide Web site is http://www.QRSMusic.com . Sample audio selections are available at the Web Site. QRS is also on America On Line (Keyword: QRS). RS Music, Inc. stock is traded on the NASD Electronic Bulletin Board market system with the symbol QRSM.