MADISON, WI – May 18, 2010 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today the company has launched the Musicnotes Sheet Music Viewer application for the iPad, enabling musicians to instantly connect their Musicnotes.com digital sheet music library with their iPad.
This free app provides Musicnotes.com’s customers with the ability to interact with their sheet music on the iPad by synchronizing it with their existing Musicnotes.com account. Once songs are downloaded to the iPad, they are stored locally on the device, allowing musicians to play their sheet music even if they are unable to access the Internet.
The Musicnotes Sheet Music Viewer app was developed internally at Musicnotes.com. This first implementation is centered on displaying digital sheet music with exceptional quality and definition and was designed with existing customers in mind. Current features on the app include the ability to type comments on the sheet music as well as zoom in and quickly jump to any page in the song.
For future updates of the app, Musicnotes plans to offer the ability for musicians to transpose downloaded sheet music and organize their sheet music into set lists. In addition to these features, Musicnotes will also offer other tools that will enable musicians to get the most out of playing and learning songs digitally. For example, Musicnotes will release pen-and-highlight and bookmark tools that will help musicians learn how to play and perform their favorite songs.
“When we were designing this app, our approach was to view the iPad as a replacement for the traditional paper-based sheet music experience. As such, our focus was on using the iPad to allow our customers to do everything they could already do with printed sheet music, and then grow from there,” said Bill Aicher, Director of Web and Marketing at Musicnotes.com.
Anyone who downloads the app will also receive sheet music for five free bonus songs, allowing any musician the opportunity to learn a few classic songs while they try out the free Musicnotes Sheet Music Viewer app and all of its features.
“The technology of the iPad device has facilitated a better playing and learning experience for all musicians,” Aicher added. “With the iPad, musicians don’t have to carry around folders of paper, risk losing or damaging a page, or deal with other nuisances that can interfere with their performance like clumsy page turns.”
The Musicnotes Sheet Music Viewer App for the iPad is available for free from the App Store on the iPad or through iTunes. Currently, only songs arranged in the Musicnotes format are available through the app. Musicians can discover more about the app and sign up for updates by visiting http://www.musicnotes.com/ipad/.
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 Company, 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 selected by Internet Retailer as a “Hot 100″ site for 2009.
On the Web: http://www.musicnotes.com