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SYNC-ALONG DVD Piano debuted at the Kentucky Derby
4/30/2003

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - - April 29, 2003 - - Tom Dolan, President and CEO, QRS Music Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: QRSM), announced today that the recently introduced “SYNC-ALONG” technology will be shown at the Kentucky Derby Saturday. This new “SYNC-ALONG” technology will permit the QRS Pianomationâ system to play commercial DVD’s. The “SYNC-ALONG” technology is the “marriage” of an automatic playing piano and watching a DVD musical performance in perfect harmony.


Dolan said, “Sauter Pianofortemanufaktur, Spaichingen, Germany and Unique Pianos of Boca Raton, Florida, have teamed up with QRS to display the first DVD player system built into a Peter Maly Upright piano. As spectators enter Churchill Downs for the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby they will see and hear the Peter Maly Upright piano and the QRS Pianomationâ system using the “SYNC-ALONG” technology.



Dolan said, “Currently, if you purchase any CD/DVD at the store (with piano accompaniment) and put it in your Pianomationâ controller and expect it to play your piano - it will not. The reason is that all QRS Pianomationâ CD/DVD’s are specially coded so that the keys on your piano will “play (the keys move and strike the cords just as if played by a person) plus provide vocal and other instruments heard through your speakers. However, with ‘Sync-Along’, you will hear the CD or hear and see the DVD as well as the piano playing.”



He added, “I believe that one of the obstacles for many potential customers was that they could not hear and play their favorite artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, Frank, Sinatra, etc. Now that objection is a thing of the past. This new technology fits into a new marketing focus of the company. Customers that are purchasing pianos with the Pianomationâ system are increasingly non-piano players and are planning to use that system as part of a home entertainment system.”