Social Music Game Rock Rivals teaches anyone how to become a Rock Star

Toronto, Canada (January, 12, 2012) - Music edutainment company, Stagename, announced today the launch of Rock Rivals, a mobile social game designed to teach anyone how to compose music. The experience is more social and more rewarding then previous attempts to motivate music learning and composition. The game appeals to novice music makers who want to dive-in and learn the fundamentals, while more savvy music makers can put their skills to the test and even develop skills needed to thrive in the music business. 

"Composing music is overwhelming for the majority of people. Rock Rivals makes it a fun, social experience that rewards players for sticking with it and for continuous improvement”, says Stagename CEO, Josh Barkin. 

Players learn how to compose music through an interactive music adventure. Once they create an avatar, they work in a virtual studio to learn how to mix and record music. Challenges allow players to put their skills to the test as they are matched up in voting battles against other players. A “Lounge” enables players to get feedback from each other, challenge each other, and build an audience for music they create. As players gain more experience, they earn Rock Rivals Cash and Respect, which they can use for in-game upgrades. Players unlock 24 virtual achievements, while real world rewards are provided by national brands to players that accept and win music challenges. All players can track progress in the game’s charts, which ranks players on a number of dimensions.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • Requires iOS 4.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:

Rock Rivals is free, with the ability to purchase in-game currency and upgrades. Rock Rivals is available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Music Games category. Learn more about Rock Rivals by visiting

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Stagename, Inc. is a music edutainment company founded in 2009 with a mission to help anyone develop music skills in more fun and addicting ways. Built by a veteran mobile team who previously built social music apps for brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Sprint and AT&T and led by a music tech entrepreneur with 15 years of formal music education, Stagename is leading a new generation of mobile music games designed to both educate and entertain.  Copyright © 2012 Stagename, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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