RIFF RATERS: “What’s Hot” iPhone Application Donates 5% to Blue Star Music Camps

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Joy Entertainment LLC, developer of the "What's Hot" iPhone music application, Riff Raters, announced today that it will be donating 5% of all proceeds of Riff Raters to Blue Star Music Camps, a non-profit organization dedicated to “passing on” the legacy of music to the next generation. Top artists such as Carlos Santana, Bono, Bob Weir, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Klugh, Keith Richards, Craig Chaquico, BB King and Clarence Clemons to name a few have contributed musically and financially to the ongoing efforts of Blue Star Music Camps for kids.

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"A kid's musical talent should not be ignored. I believe Blue Star Music Camps does this and we welcome Riff Raters as an ongoing donor," says Bob Weir.

Joy Entertainment LLC, developer of the iPhone music application, Riff Raters, announced today that it will be donating 5% of all proceeds of Riff Raters to Blue Star Music Camps, a non-profit organization dedicated to “passing on” the legacy of music to the next generation. Riff Raters, an iPhone app that just hit the Apple “What’s Hot” application list is a perfect match for Blue Star Music Camps non-profit.

"One of our goals is to teach bullet-proof riffs…" says Jimmy Dillon, co-founder of Blue Star Music Camps, "and what’s more perfect than a donation from an iPhone application that gives my students an opportunity to share their riffs and skills with the world”. Top artists such as Carlos Santana, Bono, Bob Weir, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Klugh, Keith Richards, Craig Chaquico, BB King and Clarence Clemons to name a few have contributed musically and financially to the ongoing efforts of Blue Star Music Camps.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and member of legendary band Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, believes this helps more kids use music as an outlet and inspiration. "A kid's musical talent should not be ignored. I believe Blue Star Music Camps does this and we welcome Riff Raters as an ongoing donor," says Bob Weir.

Riff Raters founder and Joy Entertainment LLC CEO, Joy Glenwright, says the choice to donate 5% from its revenues was an easy one for many reasons. "This is one way for my business to give back to the community and world. And as a mom of teenagers, I believe music greatly influences our kids and Blue Star and Riff Raters provides an outlet for their creative energy and abilities.”

Riff Raters is an iPhone application that allows its users to record their riffs on their iPhone/iPod Touch with any musical instrument and in any genre. A riff is a 20 second melodic phrase like a musical “tweet”. Once the riff is uploaded, users can listen and rate each riff. The latest update gives each user the ability to put in their website address, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter username so that others can find out more about their music. This is a great feature for bands and musicians who want to reach a larger audience and expand their fan base.

For more information on the Riff Rates application and to download this press release, visit http://www.riffraters.com. To learn more about and how to make a donation to Blue Star Music Camps visit http://www.bluestarmusiccamps.com. Riff Raters is available for only $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.

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