Music Ed Supported through Phish Quizzes

Today, the first Phish-related iPhone app became available at the Apple store. iDIDN’TKNOW: Phish Games, which includes five Phish-related games, is also the first of two produced by Tour Buddy Systems that will Phish.net setlists data provided under license from the Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit that will direct 10% of net sales to music education for children.

As described by its developers, iDIDN’TKNOW Phish Games “will challenge your knowledge of Phish while keeping you and your crew entertained for hours” with five different games: Phinal Exam, Phanagrams, Phuzzy Math, Tour Libs, and Wookipedia. A portion of the sales (not just of the profit) will go to the Mockingbird Foundation, and the app has already been upgraded to v1.1.”

The Phish.net setlists are the definitive collection of information about Phish’s performance history, and the result of decades of all-volunteer work by untold numbers of fans, including ongoing interaction with band management and colleagues. The comprehensiveness, accuracy, consistency, and integrity of the current dataset surpass even the Foundation’s own 928-page book. The data is the core intellectual property of the Foundation, actively protected by copyright, and provided to third-parties in limited fashion through a set of APIs as well as comprehensively under a standardized licensing agreement.

The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about Phish and its music, both in print and online. It fundraises through books, innovative recordings, creative donation premiums, special events, and the Phish.net website. Operated entirely by volunteers since incorporation in 1996, the foundation has no paid staff, salaries, or office, and disburses more than 99% of funds raised to charity.

Funds solely support music education for children. Most are distributed through a two-tiered application process intended to add critical support for important and innovative programs serving diverse populations. Currently, only about 1% of the thousands of inquiries received each year can be funded. Please consider helping raise that percentage!

Phish is a rock band that started in 1983 and grew to become one of the highest-grossing live acts in the nation before performing a “final show” August 15, 2004. They returned last March, and are now as strong as ever. For more information about Phish, please visit http://www.phish.com.

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