“The Climb” Wins Musicnotes.com 2009 Song of the Year Award

Madison, WI – April 21, 2010 – Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music, announced today that Jon Mabe, Jessi Alexander, Music of Stage Three and Disney Music Publishing are the recipients of the seventh annual Musicnotes Song of the Year Award for the song, “The Climb.” The Musicnotes Song of the Year Award is presented each year to the songwriter and publisher of the best-selling sheet music for a song made popular in the previous calendar year. In 2009, this song was “The Climb.” The song “The Climb” was released in March 2009 as the leading single performed by Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana: The Movie. In
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What Musicnotes.com Has Been Working On For You

If you’ve been a customer of Musicnotes.com for some time now, you’re probably aware that we’re continually making changes to improve your shopping experience when you order songbooks or download sheet music.  Over the last few months we’ve made quite a bit of changes to the site that we feel you’ll be really interested to learn about. Many of these changes came as a result of a survey thousands of you filled out to share your thoughts about our business. Easier Ways to Shop One of the biggest changes we’ve put in place over the last few months is something geared toward our new customers. When you browse our site,
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Irish Songs Announced Including New Celtic Woman

Thank you to everyone who requested songs from our Irish Suggest-a-Song Contest! We were overwhelmed with your comments and reviewed hundreds of song suggestions and entries. Many of the songs you requested were already on our site in digital sheet music or guitar tab format. Be sure to check our original post Love Irish Music? Suggest a Long Lost Song To Win a $25 Gift Certificate! to see if your song was already part of our extensive Irish sheet music catalog on our site. The first announcement we would like to make, is that we were able to fulfill several requests for one of your favorite artists from the Emerald
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Introducing Catherine Walker to our Musicnotes.com Customers

Hi Musicnotes.com Customers! My name is Catherine and I am delighted to start 2010 by joining the Musicnotes.com team as their UK/European blogger!  I come to the site with a background in writing and a huge passion for music of all genres and from all eras. What I love most about Musicnotes.com is the sense of community.  As one of my American colleagues said “Everything [at Musicnotes.com] …  is done with the customer in mind first”.  I’d like to build on this foundation and help extend this community to the UK and beyond into Europe.  In order to do this I’ll need your help, so, if you have any comments,
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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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