Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
MADISON, WI and NEW YORK, NY ¨C August 26, 2009 ¨C Cherry Lane Music, one of the world¡¯s leading independent music publishers, has entered into a worldwide licensing and distribution agreement with Musicnotes.com, the market leader in downloadable sheet music.
Under this newly minted agreement, Musicnotes.com will sell downloadable digital sheet music and guitar tab created by the print division of Cherry Lane Music. This includes songs from songwriters and artists such as: The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The White Stripes, Metallica, John Mayer, David Cook (American Idol winner), Leslie Bricusse (¡±Jekyll & Hyde ¨C The Musical¡±), Jason Howland (¡±Little Women ¨C The Musical¡±) and John Denver.
Songs from the Cherry Lane catalog will also be available to learn through Guitar Guru, Musicnotes¡¯ popular guitar teaching software.
¡°Musicnotes is a leader and an innovator in sheet music delivery,¡± said John Stix, Senior Vice President of Rights Acquisition and head of the Cherry Lane print division. ¡°Cherry Lane is excited to join forces with them and looks forward to exploring how our companies can work together to reach music makers everywhere.¡±
¡°The Cherry Lane catalog represents some of the greatest music ever written. It contains both classics from the past and the most popular hits of the present and Musicnotes is honored to be their digital distributor,¡± said Kathleen Marsh, CEO of Musicnotes.com. ¡°We look forward to a partnership that will blend Cherry Lane¡¯s publishing expertise with our leadership in digital distribution to bring their songs to our ever-growing worldwide customer base.¡±
About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an online catalog of 100,000 digital sheet music titles, built on the strength of content agreements with Alfred Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Faber Music Ltd, Sony/ATV Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Disney Music Publishing, Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Peermusic, Word Music, EMI Christian, Bug Music and many others. Musicnotes is included in Internet Retailer Magazine¡¯s list of the Top 500 Online Retailers and was recently selected by Internet Retailer as a ¡°Hot 100¡å site for 2009.
About Cherry Lane Music:
Milton Okun founded Cherry Lane with a few copyrights and the desire to attain success by applying the values of integrity and reliability to creating musical product. We have achieved quality in our printed music through a steadfast commitment to providing the finest arrangements, engravings, design, paper stock and printing. Our reputation for the precision of our guitar tablature books is an indication to that commitment, as is the playability of all of our transcriptions and arrangements. The print company is known for its wide assortment of folios and sheet music for a diverse group of artists from Barbra Streisand, Keith Urban and the White Stripes to the Dave Matthews Band, Metallica and Jack Johnson.
On the web: Cherrylane.com