Celebrate 2010 With this Look Back at Music Trends from 2009

Susan Boyle. Les Paul. Michael Jackson. Twilight and New Moon. Legally Blonde: the Musical. Before you sing Auld Lang Syne and celebrate the birth of a new decade, take a look back at your favorite music news of 2009. In 2009, you fell in love with the music from several movies and television shows. From awards ceremonies like the Oscars to the highly-anticipated films WATCHMEN and NEW MOON, television and movie sheet music news was a hot topic. So hot, that one of our most popular Songwriter Spotlight posts, was an interview with Carter Burwell. Here are a few of the posts related to music on television shows and movies
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Musicnotes.com Revenue Growth Exceeds 20% Going into Holiday Sales Season

MADISON, WI – November 17, 2009 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today it is seeing better than 20% sales growth year-over-year as the holiday sales season begins. The site, which recently sold its six millionth download, is approaching 200,000 paid downloads per month and is receiving 120,000 visitors to the site daily.  A meaningful percentage of this growth in sales and traffic is due to Musicnotes’ international business, which now accounts for more than 20% of sales and is growing at a faster rate than overall business. As a result of the continually growing sales, Musicnotes is also approaching $15 million in total royalties
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Musicnotes.com Sponsors Night of Music and Fun for Women Rock for the Cure

MADISON, WI – October 20, 2009 – Musicnotes.com, a leading online digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today it is a proud sponsor of the Madison-based event called Women Rock for the Cure, as part of the national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday, October 23, 2009, the second annual Women Rock for the Cure will take place at several music and restaurant venues throughout Madison. Musicnotes is a proud sponsor of this event and will also be offering a night of musical entertainment called the Musicnotes Hootenanny at the Hemingway Lounge in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. For $3, music lovers will hear performances by Blue Beyond, Juice Jenkins, The Mudangels,
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Musicnotes.com Launches Guitar Guru 3 with $10,000 Give-a-way in Guitar Guru Sessions

Madison, WI – September 2, 2009 – Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music, announced today it recently launched Guitar Guru 3, the latest major upgrade to Musicnotes’ popular Guitar Guru software platform. To celebrate this release, Musicnotes.com is giving away $10,000 in Guitar Guru Sessions starting Thursday, September 3rd 2009 at 3:00 p.m. CDT. Guitar Guru provides an enhanced interface to help guitarists and bass guitarists learn to play their favorite songs through downloadable Guitar Guru Sessions. Currently, the ever-growing catalog features over 1,500 songs including artists such as Metallica, Jason Mraz, Green Day, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Ozzy Osbourne and more! Some of the new
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Alfred Music Publishing and Musicnotes.com Partner to Honor Les Paul’s Memory with a Free Guitar Lesson Download of “Over the Rainbow”

Musicnotes.com has partnered with Alfred Music Publishing to offer music lovers everywhere a free Guitar Guru Session and guitar tab download of “Over the Rainbow” to honor Les Paul‘s memory. Now through midnight on September 2, 2009, visitors to Musicnotes.com can download a free, interactive Guitar Lesson (including matching guitar tab that’s worth $7.95) for “Over the Rainbow.” This particular arrangement was arranged by Grammy award-winning artist Aaron Stang, from Alfred Music Publishing to match the performance recorded by Les Paul and Chet Atkins and featured on the album, ‘Masters of the Guitar – Together.’ “Les Paul closed every show at the legendary jazz club Iridium in New York City
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Cherry Lane and Musicnotes.com Enter into Online Sheet Music Distribution Agreement

MADISON, WI and NEW YORK, NY – August 26, 2009 – Cherry Lane Music Company, one of the world’s leading independent print 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 – The Musical”), Jason Howland (“Little Women –
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New Musicnotes Premieres and Sheet Music from Your Song Requests

Can you believe that summer is just about over? We’ve been getting through quite a few song requests and we’re happy to offer you a lot of new songs you’ve requested. For example, you might be interested in the song Only You Can Love Me This Way by Keith Urban. In addition to a lot of great, new titles, we’re pleased to announce several Musicnotes Premieres. For the first time, you can enjoy downloading digital sheet music for these favorite artists and songs that you’ve requested. You may recall a while back we told you that Musicnotes and Tunecore Team Up To Offer Artist Sheet Music. We just added sheet
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New Songs that You’ve Requested!

In our continued effort to offer you the songs you want to play, we have quite a few song titles that went live this week on our site. It really means a lot to us when we can offer sheet music for songs you like, and not just because we sell it. Many of us here are either musicians or music lovers in our own right, so we understand what it’s like to fall in love with a song. Here are quite a few, new songs that you have requested. Fly With Me sheet music by the Jonas Brothers. Lovegame sheet music by Lady Gaga. COMING SOON! The Calculation sheet
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Deciphering Singer Pro Sheet Music and Finding Your Vocal Range

Are you inspired to practice your singing? Want to sing one of the latest hit songs from your favorite performers? You may have noticed that we offer something called “Singer Pro” editions of our sheet music. This type of sheet music provides you with the ability to sing the vocal line for your favorite song with a piano accompaniment. Take a look: These measures are from the spiritual Wade in the Water. You can see that the vocal line is separated from the piano accompaniment, and that the accompaniment complements the singer’s voice. Our Singer Pro sheet music is a type of scoring where the melody line is not included
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Musicnotes and Tunecore Team Up to Offer Artist Sheet Music

TuneCore has teamed up with Musicnotes.com to provide yet another way for musicians to make money off their fame. Kicking off in May 2009, any TuneCore Artist selling over 25,000 songs within 90 days can have at least one of their songs professionally scored, translated to sheet music and made available for sale via paid download at Musicnotes.com, earning money from each sale. Musicnotes.com has sold over five million sheet music downloads since its inception in 2000 at an average price of $4.95. This relationship further democratizes the industry by providing, for the first time in the history of the music and publishing industry, a unique opportunity for artists based
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