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June 6, 2008
By Cam Wood


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June 6, 2008, New York – TouchTunes Corporation, the largest
interactive out-of-home entertainment network, has partnered with US
Air Guitar for the second consecutive year as the official jukebox
sponsor of the 2008 US Air Guitar Championship.

June 6, 2008, New York – TouchTunes Corporation, the largest interactive out-of-home entertainment network, has partnered with US Air Guitar for the second consecutive year as the official jukebox sponsor of the 2008 US Air Guitar Championship.  TouchTunes will promote the USAG regional competitions on its digital jukeboxes in each of the cities where the competitions are being held and will feature a special US Air Guitar playlist.  TouchTunes will also be showcasing its interactive digital jukeboxes and promoting and signing up members to mytouchtunes.com at the regional competitions and at the finals. myTouchTunes is the first social network that enables music fans to create and share playlists online and play them on any myTouchTunes-enabled jukebox. 
 
Each regional winner, along with defending champion William Ocean, will compete in the US Air Guitar Finals for the title of US Air Guitar Champion in San Francisco on August 8, and that winner will represent the USA in the World Championships in Oulu, Finland. Air guitarists from around the world including the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Arab Emirates will compete in the World Championships.
 
As part of its myTouchTunes promotion, TouchTunes is holding a sweepstakes to win a pair of tickets for the National US Air Guitar Finals and a free trip for two to San Francisco. The winner will be randomly chosen in mid-July from new and current myTouchTunes.com members.  Fans can learn more and register at www.mytouchtunes.com or they can stop by the TouchTunes station at any regional Air Guitar competition.  TouchTunes is running a sweepstakes for its operator partners as well, giving them a chance to win an identical prize package to the national finals.
 
“TouchTunes is all about terrific music, having a great time and providing the best in entertainment,” said Ron Greenberg, CMO of TouchTunes. “There are thousands of fans out there who love the US Air Guitar competitors – and the music they ‘play.’  This year, all of the contestants will create their own playlists on myTouchTunes, so anyone in one of the thousands of  myTouchTunes locations nationwide can see what’s hot and play these great songs, whether they’re at the event or not.  Plus, myTouchTunes members get a chance to win a trip to the finals in San Francisco.”
 
“myTouchTunes is the ultimate social network. It brings music fans together online and at places where they can actually have fun and interact in person,” said Vicki Saunders, TouchTunes Director of Music Marketing and Promotions. “We are excited to leverage our network as a way to build even more excitement for the competition.”
 
In its sixth year, the US Air Guitar will feature even more cities on its roster and is leveraging TouchTunes to build buzz.  For more information on locations, dates, and times, visit www.usairguitar.com.
 
“TouchTunes has been a great partner these past two years and no one else can get in the face of so many people looking to have a good time,” said Cedric Devitt, US Air Guitar Co-Commissioner. “We are a brand full of high energy and we look for partners with that same energy and same ability to get a crowd pumped up.”


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