Earns Spot on Hot 100 Internet Retailer List for 2009

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Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music and guitar tablature, announced today that Internet Retailer has named as a Hot 100 Internet Retail Web Site for 2009.

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Even though 2008 has proven highly successful for Musicnotes, we are even more excited for what lies in our future

This year's Hot 100 list for 2009 is a 10th annual recognition of e-commerce leaders chosen by Internet Retailer. Other retailers selected include: iTunes,, and

According to the December 2008 issue of Internet Retailer, was selected because of its continual enhancement to its customers' ability to buy and interact with sheet music. Chris Vicente, senior manager, Products Consumer Markets Group, for consulting firm BearingPoint was quoted as saying that, "Shoppers want to interact with digital music before they purchase it and has enhanced the interaction with sheet music."

Traffic to currently exceeds 120,000 visitors per day and sales of downloadable sheet music continue to grow at more than 30% year-over-year. Musicnotes attributes this success to its devoted customers, its adaptation to trends in technology and an enriching experience, including:

Interactive sheet music with matching audio New Mac compatibility for Guitar Guru, a guitar teaching software Music news, special offers and freebies through their company blog Broad selection of sheet music for almost 90,000 songs in downloadable format Excellent, on-hand customer service Personalized customer profiles on Customer product reviews New biodegradable gift cards, 100% environmentally-friendly "Even though 2008 has proven highly successful for Musicnotes, we are even more excited for what lies in our future," said Musicnotes' Director of Marketing and Customer Experience, Bill Aicher. "Several new initiatives for 2009 are already underway, all of which are focused on further improvement to the experience."'s listing in Internet Retailer's Hot 100 for 2009 is available here:

About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an online catalog of almost 90,000 digital sheet music titles, built on the strength of content agreements with Alfred Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Faber Music Ltd, Sony/ATV Publishing, BMG/Universal, Disney Music Publishing, peermusic, Word Music, EMI Christian, Bug Music and many others. Musicnotes is included in Internet Retailer' list of the Top 500 Online Retailers and was recently selected by Internet Retailer as a "Hot 100" site for 2009.

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About Internet Retailer: Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer publishes a monthly national business magazine, operates the largest web site in the retailing industry and the largest conference in e-retailing and publishes directories, all serving the retailing community. The Internet Retailer family of products focuses on the Internet's vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including web merchandising, supply chain management and multi-channel integration.

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