News: Sheet Music Download Sales Increase 25% at Musicnotes.com In 2010

MADISON, WI – January 18, 2011 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today sales of digital sheet music at its online store grew 25% in 2010, accelerating from the 21% growth recorded in 2009 and exceeding $10 million in yearly sales for the first time. “Musicnotes added great content in 2010 – both new song releases as well as back catalog – and made marked improvements to the customer shopping experience, resulting in a solid increase in our conversion rate,” stated Musicnotes Chairman, Tim Reiland. “We are expecting further conversion gains in 2011 as we introduce significant site enhancements currently in development.” Other important developments
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Musicnotes.com Logs Two-Millionth Customer; Digital Sales Growing At 25% Year-Over-Year

MADISON, WI – May 20, 2010 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today it has now sold downloads to more than two million customers, breaking that mark late April. The two-millionth customer downloaded several songs including “Ave Maria” performed by Beyonce. Musicnotes also announced 2010 digital sales are growing at a 25% rate through mid-May versus the same time period in 2009. The company is seeing both strong traffic and an increasing sales conversion rate. Growth outside the US is modestly higher than overall growth, continuing a trend Musicnotes has experienced over the past few years. “We have recently focused a lot of energy on
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“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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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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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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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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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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