Musicnotes on the Scene in 2008

Earlier this month, we reflected on all the things we’ve done this past year for our customers and music fans everywhere. Our marketing director was kind enough to pop by and talk about these efforts in this post entitled, “2008: Highlights from Musicnotes.com. We’ve also took a look at what your favorite songs were from 2008, and found some interesting examples of how great songs are truly timeless. In addition to all the things we strive to do for you, our customers and fans of music, we also support the songwriter whenever we can. To this end, we started seeking out songwriter interviews so you could learn a little bit
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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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2008: Highlights from Musicnotes.com

Whew! We’re already a few weeks into 2009, and it’s only just now starting to sink in.  2008 was a tremendous year for us at Musicnotes and, as usual, the holiday season was extraordinarily hectic (in that good kind of way, though).  Now that I’ve had a chance to finally take a step back and catch my breath, I’ve also had a chance to take a good, long look at everything that happened in 2008 – and there was a lot.  So much so, that there’s no way I could do everything justice.  There were quite a few highlights though, and if you haven’t been keeping a close eye on
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How to Suggest Your Song to Musicnotes.com

From weddings to funerals to the holidays and changes in your mood, there is a song for everyone. Musicnotes.com prides itself on offering a variety of songs that span a wide range of musical genres including everything from Broadway sheet music to movie soundtracks like the sheet music from Lord of the Rings. Even though we’re rapidly approaching 90,000 songs available for you to download instantly and offer almost 200,000 sheet music and songbooks, you may not find the song you’re looking for. There may be a number of reasons why we don’t offer the song you’re looking for on our site. The world of music publishing is a complicated
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How our Data Team Helps You Find Your Song

Did you know that our Data Team starts researching Christmas sheet music in July? Our Data team (pictured here with some geeky robots ordered from the fine folk over at Think Geek) researches a song’s origin, arrangement, history, lyrics, style and copyright holder well before the song can be turned into a sheet music download. As you can imagine, the older a song gets, the harder it is to research — especially if there are different versions of lyrics in other languages. You might understand why they have to research all the information they can about the song, but do you know why they need to track down the copyright
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Musicnotes.com Earns Spot on Hot 100 Internet Retailer List for 2009

Madison, WI – December 17, 2008 – Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music and guitar tablature, announced today that Internet Retailer has named Musicnotes.com as a Hot 100 Internet Retail Web Site for 2009. The Hot 100 list for 2009 is the 10th annual recognition of e-commerce leaders chosen by Internet Retailer. Other retailers selected include: iTunes, Amazon.com, Overstock.com and Thinkgeek.com. According to the December 2008 issue of Internet Retailer, Musicnotes.com was selected because of its continual enhancement to its customers’ ability to buy and interact with sheet music. Traffic to Musicnotes.com currently exceeds 120,000 visitors per day and sales of downloadable sheet music continue to grow
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Music Gift Ideas for Kids

Do you have a child that loves music? Are you shopping for your nephew or godchild for Christmas and have no idea what to get them? We put our heads together to come up with a list of musical gift ideas that are great for kids. Not only will these gifts foster their music abilities, but they can be as fun as they are educational, too! You’ll notice that some of these music gift ideas are perfect for kids that are younger than ten years old. If your child is taking music or theory lessons, we encourage you to double-check with them to see if they have any other ideas
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And Now Customer Service Would Like to Say…

…Happy Holidays! We recently extended our appreciation to our Customer Service department for all their hard work. With a little… okay a LOT of chocolate… we managed to break them away from the phones for a few minutes to take this picture. You can see they are keeping themselves warm with some hand-knitted scarves that were made by one of our fabulous customer service team members. This time of year is exceptionally busy for them, as it is for many people who work in customer service. Not only are they working hard to answer your questions, but they’re often helping new customers, too. Our customer service team loves this time
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How Are you Enjoying the New Musicnotes.com Blog? :)

We’ve been very grateful to you, our customers, over the years because you have always given us excellent feedback that has helped us create a better experience for you on our site. We read every comment you make and love your suggestions for sheet music. Many of the fine folk located in our customer service department have been sharing your wonderful stories here in the office, too. Would you be so kind as to let us know what you enjoy reading or listening to on this blog? It would mean a lot to us, and will help us further understand how we can be helpful to you in your musical
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