It was a substantial technical hurdle to get the entire Hal Leonard music download system operational, but it’s a great customer innovation. People expect downloadable sheet music these days, and we are Music44 are happy to be able to provide it.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 23, 2010
Online sheet music retailer Music44.com has the latest releases from music publishing giant Hal Leonard Corporation, thanks to its state of the art auto-updating system. Sheet music downloads are updated daily and new sheet music hard goods, including loose sheet music, books, book/CD and DVDs are imported monthly. (Hal Leonard releases monthly updates for these new items.)
Very few online dealers offer Hal Leonard sheet music downloads, as the system is highly complex to integrate. Music44 software engineer Gary Osborne, who wrote and debugged the auto updating system, says “It was a substantial technical hurdle to get the entire Hal Leonard music download system operational, but it’s a great customer innovation. People expect downloadable sheet music these days, and we are Music44 are happy to be able to provide it.” Music44 currently offers approximately 40,000 sheet music downloads—the entire Hal Leonard sheet music download catalogue.
The popular Hal Leonard Essential Elements 2000 series for school band and orchestra is also continuously expanding, and now up to a robust 715 titles. Music44 customer service specialist Michele Oleck says, “A strong portion of our annual sales is to schools and Essential Elements 2000 by Hal Leonard is definitely the biggest seller here. Hal Leonard has managed to publish these Essential Elements book/CD packs with a retail price of only $7.95, which is an amazing deal. Some customers didn’t believe it came with a CD for that price, but it does!”
Hal Leonard is also the major publisher of movie and television show songbooks. The most recent additions are songbooks from the popular shows Glee and the Twilight Saga. A quick search for “Hal Leonard songbook” at Music44 pulls up roughly 3000 titles, containing more than 40,000 individual songs!
Finally, Hal Leonard Publishing also recently acquired the exclusive distribution of FJH Music’s Piano Adventures series. Next to Hal Leonard’s only piano education series called Hal Leonard Student Piano Library, the new Piano Adventures series cements Hal Leonard’s dominance in the piano instruction area as well.
Hal Leonard has grown very quickly from a small company founded in the 1950s by two friends, into the world leader in music print. The company not only publishes many titles, but also distributes for thousands of other small publishers, which cumulatively boasts nearly 90,000 music titles. Music44 is proud to make every title by Hal Leonard available in an easy to search system, which, in many cases, gives users detailed information including an inside view of the songbooks formats and other information.
For more information about Hal Leonard products available at Music44, please contact Troy Mulander.
Music44 is a privately held corporation and online retailer of sheet music, music books and instruments. The company has been in business since 1999 and grown steadily to become one of the top retailers in its niche.
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