Music Forte Inc. Presents 60,000 Hard-Copy Song Books and Sheet Music

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Old-fashioned hard copies vs. digital printing Â? which is better?

Music Forte Inc. welcomes Hal Leonard, the world’s largest music print publisher, to their online storefront ( is elated to provide hard copies of 60,000 titles in sheet music and songbooks. In a world that is becoming more digital, printing sheet music from home computers has taken a more prominent role - but will it succeed? prefers the “old-fashioned” way.

Chicagoan Greg Percifield (CEO of Music Forte Inc.), has played piano since childhood. "In those days, I'd ride my bicycle down the block to the nearest music store and search through the archives of my favorite artist. It was thrilling to take home an authentic publication. In fact, I still have them - almost 30 years later!"

Today, that excitement is a rarity. Online music storefronts are switching to "instant printing" methods. These new publishing outlets believe that the consumer would prefer to save a dollar and some time, by printing their music from their home computers - instantly.

“Having recently purchased a digital print of Bruce Hornsby’s ‘Mandolin Rain,’ I’ll admit that I was impressed when the music was in my hands in less than five minutes. The results, however, were extremely disappointing,” says Greg.    

For many people, their archives of hard-copy sheet music still remain in nice condition, proudly displayed on their piano’s music stand. Hard copy sheet music often displays pictures of the artist, with the titles formatted just as they appear on album sleeves, cassette tapes, CDs, and DVDs. One thing is for sure, it is authentic. That is why people handle it with care. They want to keep it. It is memorabilia. Just as readers are proud of the books they store in their bookshelves, many musicians feel the same pride about their hard copy music.

"As for my digitally-printed score, the thin paper has already been scattered about. A phone number has been scribbled on the back, treated like regular scrap paper. The only sure way to keep it organized is with a staple in the top-left corner." It’s no surprise that these digital outlet stores cannot provide complete songbooks. The result would be nothing short of disastrous.

Music Forte Inc. is proud of the music they provide, and you should be too. Come browse our shop of over 60,000 hard-copy publications in sheet music and songbooks (

About Music Forte, Inc.

Founded in 2003, Music Forte Inc. ( ) provides musician services ranging from introductions to clients for the commercial jingle industry, CD promotion, and now is a leader in hard copy sales, providing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, children’s music products and more. The online storefront represents in print some of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, writers and arrangers. Music Forte Inc. is headquartered in Chicagoland’s Naperville, IL and also has an office in Scottsdale, AZ.

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