Talent Shows like American Idol, YouPerform Contest Winner in the Whole Note

In this week’s wrap-up, we talk about how talent shows are inspiring musicians everywhere to sing or play their instrument and provide you with some sheet music suggestions. We also reveal the winner of our own “talent” show, the Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest for March 2009. Britain’s Got Talent! Do you? As we mentioned earlier this week in our press release entitled Susan Boyle Phenomenon Resonates in Sheet Music, “Britain’s Got Talent” singing sensation Susan Boyle has had a definite impact on sheet music. You’ve been so inspired by Susan Boyle’s performance of I Dreamed a Dream, that this single song from Les Miserables sheet music is one of your top
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Susan Boyle Phenomenon Resonates in Sheet Music

Madison, WI – April 20, 2009 – Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music, announced today that Susan Boyle, the singer who stunned viewers the world over with her performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ TV show, has influenced sales of sheet music as well. “We have never encountered anything like this in the history of Musicnotes,” indicated Marketing Director, Bill Aicher. “This one song is even outselling songs from the hit movies ‘Twilight’ and ‘Hannah Montana: the Movie.’” Sheet music sales for “I Dreamed a Dream” have surpassed sales for the Miley Cyrus song “The Climb” from ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie.’ In
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Susan Boyle Singing I Dreamed a Dream Inspires Music Lovers Everywhere

Have you heard Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables? Earlier this week we sent our Twitter followers a “tweet” about Susan Boyle. We had said: Morning music lovers! Here’s a wonderful story about a singer on “Britain’s Got Talent” TV show. http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92464. 8:45 a.m. April 13th Just a few days after our “tweet,” the story of this forty-seven year old, unemployed singer from West Lothian in the UK has circulated the globe faster than you can say “I Dreamed a Dream.” A fansite located at http://www.susan-boyle.com has dubbed the phenomenon with the catch phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” It seems no one
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Sale on Coldplay Sheet Music and Grammy Award Winners!

Did you watch The Grammy Awards last night? We did, and were very excited to watch your favorite bands and musicians take the stage in a spectacular show. Some of the highlights from this year’s Grammy’s include: Adele winning both the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance award (for Chasing Pavements) as well as many awards won by Robert Plant and Coldplay. You’ll recognize a lot of your favorite songs on the list of Grammy Award winners: Ne-Yo won the award for Best R & B Male Vocal Performance for his version of Miss Independent. You may recall that American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson had performed that
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Follow this List of Your Favorite Musicians and Bands on Twitter!

Are you using Twitter to interact with your friends and family? Twitter is a micro-blogging service where you can send links and brief bits of news to your followers, reply to “Tweets” and get the latest news from people you follow. If you are already using Twitter, then you might want to consider follow your favorite bands and musicians, too! (We hope that you “follow” Musicnotes! Our Twitter account is located at: @music_notes.) Well, we’ve scoured the web to find a nice, long list of musicians and bands who have embraced this medium. Bands and Musicians on Twitter This is a long list of bands and musicians who are on
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Free Music Playlist – UK Bands in Today’s Monday Melodies

Muse. The Verve. Kasabian. For decades, UK bands have influenced and shaped the face of rock-n-roll by giving us songs that surpass any country’s musical borders. In today’s Monday Melodies free playlist, we’re happy to bring you memorable music from UK bands. Many of these songs incorporate piano, guitar and drums to create more of an acoustic feel to them. Tonight by Hard-Fi, Sunburn by Muse and (of course) many of Coldplay‘s songs are great examples this concept. In Sunburn, for example, the song begins with a series of piano arpeggios, vocals and drums. As the vocalist continues, more and more instruments are added to intensify the effect of the
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