Alfred Music Publishing has partnered with Naxos, a leading classical music label, on a comprehensive multi-tier distribution agreement to include physical and digital distribution as well as future licensing and publishing projects.
Mel Bay has launched a new division dedicated to licensing its catalog that features thousands of songs and recordings in a range of genres. The division, headed by music business veteran, Julie Price, is anchored by a robust, web-based platform designed for music supervisors.
“After 86 years in music educational publishing, you would have thought there were no more ways to print music, but what the Shredhed guys have done is unique and revolutionary,” says Alfred’s Ron Manus. “They have found a way to improve on the way music is delivered. For certain types of music, their system truly makes learning and understanding music easier and more fun.”
“What we’ve done is maintain the integrity of these publishers’ work,” Steve Wilson, executive vice president, Business Development of Music Sales, says of the many companies that have been rounded up under the Music Sales banner in recent years. “We have made a strong effort to establish different publishing brands and imprints and have them maintain their own identity.” They have had a strong start, acquiring several well-known music publishing companies in the last few years: Boston Music, Bosworth, Wilhelm Hansen, Chester Music, Novello, and Shawnee Press, among others.