New Artists 2015

Our Top Sheet Music by New Artists of 2015

Every year, a group of breakthrough artists provides new sheet music hits that we and our fellow music lovers get particularly excited about, and 2015 was no exception. This year’s top new artists span the globe, and cover a wide array of genres including R&B, pop, country and even EDM sheet music. We’ve selected our top 10 new artists of 2015 based on their sheet music popularity. You’ve likely heard of many of the musical men and women, however some of the new artists on this year’s list may be new to you! Simply click on their name to browse officially licensed, instantly downloadable sheet music by each musician. Happy
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Star Wars

The Force is Strong with New Star Wars Music (Including The Force Awakens Sheet Music)

You don’t need to visit galaxies (or sheet music shops) far, far away for Star Wars music arrangements, because Musicnotes has the very best selection of instantly downloadable sheet music from the beloved Star Wars saga right at your powerful fingertips. Not only will you find officially licensed sheet music for John Williams‘ instantly recognizable film scores (every instrument and skill level included),  we’ve also got a few special Star Wars music arrangements that you can’t find anywhere else, plus NEW sheet music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, Musicnotes is honored to be your exclusive source for the astonishing NEW Star Wars music compositions by world-renowned piano virtuosos Player Piano feat. Sonya Belousova and Jarrod Radnich!  Check out both
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Choral Update: New Advent/Christmas Sacred Choral Selections from World Library Publications

By Jonathan Miller, Director of Choral Catalog Remember, you can preview full scores before purchasing any of the terrific sacred choral pieces highlighted in this article on the Musicnotes website. Or, choose from a huge selection of secular Christmas choral scores from Pentatonix, Straight No Chaser and many more of today’s leading arrangers. Musicnotes is pleased to have recently added a set of Advent and Christmas titles – 15 in all – from World Library Publications (WLP). WLP focuses on meeting the needs of Catholic and other liturgical churches, where they have a strong presence and an excellent catalog. These works can enhance seasonal programming for a wide variety of
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Popular High School Musicals

The Shows Go On: Most Popular High School Musicals

School musical auditions will soon be upon us, which means directors are finalizing this year’s show selections. There’s no doubt that each year’s production leaves a lasting impact on all involved, after all, you can’t just erase thousands of hours of running lines and mastering  choreography. The Musicnotes team got to talking about our most memorable productions, and noticed quite a few of us, from all over the country, had performed in the same shows during our school days. That got us wondering: what are the most popular high school musicals of all time? Well, a quick internet search pointed us to this article, which compiles 75 years of data
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Like-This

Like This? Play That! Discover Popular New (To You) Sheet Music

Are you lovin’ John Legend? Head-over-heels for Hozier? Dedicated to One Direction? Find something new to listen to and play with the help of your friends at Musicnotes. We’re recommending new-to-you titles based on today’s most popular sheet music artists. Browse popular artists below, and see our suggestions for lesser-known sheet music of similar styles, subjects and sounds. We’ve also created  handy YouTube and Spotify playlists of all the popular sheet music titles and recommended new selections. Who knows? You might just discover your next favorite song. If you like John Legend… If John Legend has been dominating your piano and iPod, try “I Need a Dollar” by Aloe Blacc.
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New Exclusive Choral Editions

New Exclusive Pop Choral Sheet Music Editions at Musicnotes

From Jonathan Miller, Director of Choral Catalog I’m particularly pleased to let you know about a new series of exclusive choral arrangements that we’ve created. These are choral versions of the hottest pop tunes, set by skilled and experienced choral arrangers. We are happy to provide these for you now, so you can get a jump on performing them. Use them in your spring concerts, your summer showcases, any time you want. These are not available anywhere else—only at Musicnotes.com. In addition to giving you great music to perform, we’ve gone the extra mile to provide you with demo recordings for six of these arrangements. Paul Langford, the brilliant musician
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Easter Choral Arrangements

Our Top Suggestions for Easter Choral Sheet Music

Does your choir have its Easter season program(s) chosen yet? Looking for a unique or well-known piece to round out your Lenten repertoire? We’ve been very busy adding even more Easter choral sheet music to our ever-expanding choral catalogue. Check out officially licensed professional arrangements for songs both traditional and contemporary, each available to download, print and start practicing instantly. In addition to the recently added Easter choral arrangements below, there are many, many more at Musicnotes.com, covering every service and choir type. I Will Rise Chris Tomlin SATB + Piano Cornerstone Hillsong SATB + Piano In Christ Alone Keith Getty SATB + Piano In Christ Alone Keith Getty SAB
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Anti-Valentines Day

13 Anti-Love Songs for the Anti-Valentine

Walk down any store aisle the first few weeks of February and you’re bound to be inundated with an array of balloons, flowers, pink and red hearts, cards, teddy bears and just about every other super-sweet-lovey-dovey thing you can think of. It’s enough to make people who aren’t feeling the love this time of year want to go into an all black room, crawl under a blanket and hibernate for the next 30 years. But , there is a way to fight back – and it’s with music! Yes, there are more love songs out there than you could ever count … and there are just as many songs about
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Grammy Music

Your Ultimate Grammy Music Guide, WIN a $25 Gift Card!

There will be celebrities, there likely will be a wacky outfit or two, and there will most definitely be some unforgettable musical performances at this year’s Grammy Awards on Sunday night. While Monday’s water coolers will buzz with the first two topics on Monday morning, we’re here to talk about the latter. Check out our ultimate Grammy music guide below, complete with sheet music from all your favorite nominees, as well as performance predictions and a fun quiz about the Grammys (psst… you could WIN a $25 Musicnotes Gift Card)!  The Nominees Record of the Year (click title for sheet music) Fancy, Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX Chandelier, Sia Stay
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Valentine's Day sheet music

Songs for Valentine’s Day 2015. See What Hits Made This Year’s Must-Play List!

Every February 14th sparkling rays shine down from parted cotton candy clouds and little balloon hearts appear above our heads, right? Hmm… maybe not. If you’re anything like us, Valentine’s Day can cause a bit of anxiety. Sometimes you fall short of ideas trying to make the holiday extra special for your special someone. Fear not, we’re here to help with the top 10 most romantic songs for Valentine’s Day 2015. These tunes are guaranteed to impress your sweetheart and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. 1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (See the Video) “And, darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70 And, baby, my
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