All About Copyright Law

Your Questions Answered: How Does Copyright Law Work?

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is why you can only print one copy of most sheet music titles after you purchase them. Well, the short answer is because we have an agreement with sheet music publishers to sell their property (the arrangement of a song) while fully protecting their rights under the law. Copyright law can be a tricky subject. It affects any tangible form of expression, including sheet music, recorded music, books, newspaper articles, movies, images and more. In addition to it ethically being the correct thing to do, adhering to copyright law obviously also has legal implications that, if aren’t followed properly, can have
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New Feature: Browse All Arrangements of a Song

As a musician, you know not every arrangement is the right one for your particular needs. Perhaps you need a song arranged for a particular instrument, as performed by a certain artist, or in a specific notation like tab or leadsheet format, etc. With all these different possible iterations of a song, finding the right one in our search results can be a rather involved task. Sure, the categories on the left side of search results are useful for helping to narrow things down, as are the descriptions in the search results and the instant previews of the sheet music, but even then it can be difficult to find the
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Had a Song Suggestion? Here’s a Few of Your Requests!

Seems like only yesterday when we posted about our continued efforts to help you find your song. We’re not ready to make our big announcement yet, but we can tell you that we’ve made significant changes on the back end to get ready a change. Before we revisit the song suggestion tool for those of you who are new to Musicnotes, here’s the Top Five most requested songs that are now available on Musicnotes.com. These are songs that YOU asked for, and are now available through our site for the US and Canada. One Pair of Hands by Carroll Roberson Never Say Never by The Fray Where the Story Ends
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Announcing the December YouPerform Contest Winner

We are thrilled to announce that fourteen-year old Daniel was the winner of Musicnotes.com YouPerform contest for December. Performing a challenging Nutcracker Medley, Daniel arranged the selections from The Nutcracker for the organ. Let’s listen to Daniel as he talks about his love for the organ and a bit about his musical background. I arranged the music for the organ and performed it on my Allen Home Organ. I love Theatre Organ and wanted to give the medley a Theatre ending so the last part is my own special arrangement. The organ is more versatile than a piano and the the different sounds and pedals that I chose made the
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How to Get More Personalization through Musicnotes.com with RSS

Last week, we had mentioned four reasons to fill out your customer preferences on Musicnotes.com, and told you about the coupon we offer if you haven’t filled them out before. Today I’d like to talk to you about another way to get more personalization through our site. As you know, we upload approximately 200 to 300 new sheet music downloads for songs every week. Our inventory spans period music to contemporary, ranging from classical to country, death metal to Christian rock. With almost 90,000 sheet music downloads, if you have a song you need sheet music for, we probably have it. To stay in touch with your preferred type of
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October Free Sheet Music Download is “In the Hall of the Mountain King”

We’re really excited about this month’s free sheet music download, because it’s perfect for Halloween! At first, I didn’t recognize "In the Hall of the Mountain King" until I listened to it. After three or four notes, I immediately thought of several cartoons, commercials and movies that I had heard this song in. When you listen to this popular song composed by Edvard Grieg, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Usually, this song is lingering in the background during a chase scene. Download Free Sheet Music We also have In the Hall of the Mountain King available as a Guitar Guru free tab and the corresponding guitar sheet music.To learn
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Ferras: “Hollywood’s Not America” Sheet Music (Musicnotes Premiere)

We’ve gotten a lot of requests for sheet music to be added for the new Ferras song, "Hollywood’s Not America."  So, we did what we do best, and went ahead and arranged the song (through our licensing agreement with Universal Music-Careers publishing) and have made it available to buy and download. If you’d like to learn to play this hot new piano track, you can see a free preview or order the full piece here. Haven’t heard the song? Check out the music video: Hollywood’s Not America