Susan Boyle Phenomenon Resonates in Sheet Music

Madison, WI – April 20, 2009 – Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music, announced today that Susan Boyle, the singer who stunned viewers the world over with her performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ TV show, has influenced sales of sheet music as well.

“We have never encountered anything like this in the history of Musicnotes,” indicated Marketing Director, Bill Aicher. “This one song is even outselling songs from the hit movies ‘Twilight’ and ‘Hannah Montana: the Movie.'”

Sheet music sales for “I Dreamed a Dream” have surpassed sales for the Miley Cyrus song “The Climb” from ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie.’ In absence of the record-breaking popularity of “I Dreamed a Dream,” “The Climb” would be setting sheet music sales records of its own.

In addition to “I Dreamed a Dream,” Boyle’s first recorded song, the Arthur Hamilton standard “Cry Me a River,” is also rising in’s list of top downloads due to the Boyle’s recent Internet stardom.

“Shows like ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘American Idol’ are having a definite impact on more than just fans of the show,” commented Aicher. “These talent shows are inspiring musicians and singers as well.”

About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an online catalog of almost 100,000 digital sheet music titles, built on the strength of content agreements with Alfred Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Faber Music Ltd, Sony/ATV Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, 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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