PDF Importer

Now Import ANY Sheet Music PDFs Into the Musicnotes Player App for iPads and iPhones

By popular demand, we’ve added one of the most sought after app features to our iOS Musicnotes Player app, and it’s FREE for everyone to use! Now you can import all of your own sheet music PDFs into the Musicnotes Player to have your entire sheet music library on-hand anywhere the music takes you. Organize your entire Musicnotes.com and imported PDF sheet music libraries into folders and set lists, markup your digital sheet music and PDFs using pen, highlighting and text tools, and view your sheet music on any iOS device with the Musicnotes Player app installed. As always, enjoy a fully interactive sheet music experience with all of your
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MPA

Scholarship Opp from the National Music Council and Music Publishers Association

Calling all music-loving students! Can you creatively tell our friends at the Music Publishers Association why copyright is important? If so, you could win up to $5,000!* The National Music Council and the Music Publishers Association are looking for students to creatively present their viewpoints, in video format, on ‘The Importance of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law.’ Submissions are due by the end of May, and the top prize is $5,000. Here are some questions you might want to think about when making your submission: Who does copyright protect? Why is it important to protect intellectual property? What would the world be like if there were no protections for intellectual
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Mary Did You Know

25-Year-Old Seasonal Classic Named Musicnotes’ 2015 Song of the Year

Madison, Wis.– January 26, 2016 – You could say that the Musicnotes 2015 Song of the Year is a sign of our musical times. The world’s largest downloadable sheet music retailer and publisher today released its annual award to the top-selling title of 2015. However, unlike previous years in which top-selling titles mirrored pop charts, this year’s #1 sheet music download wasn’t featured in Billboard or a big screen blockbuster. “Mary, Did You Know?” is a modern Christmas classic, written a quarter-century ago, that has been recorded by more than 30 genre-spanning artists, including stars Kathy Mattea, Rascal Flatts, Cee Lo Green and YouTube a cappella sensation Pentatonix. The latter inspired more
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Meet the Musicians of “Wayfaring Stranger” + Download Your Free Sheet Music

How do you celebrate spreading the joy of music to more than 5 million people around the world? Well, if you’re the world’s leading digital sheet music company, you give away free sheet music, of course! Not only are we offering a variety of vocal, piano, instrumental and even choral “Wayfaring Stranger” sheet music for free through the end of November, we also filmed a beautiful video featuring the piece, which we think demonstrates the unifying power of music. If you haven’t yet seen it, take a moment to watch now. We shot the video at a local historical theatre here in Madison, Wis. and enlisted the help of four
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Superman

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Player Piano With a Brand NEW Arrangement & Video

MADISON, WI — October 6, 2015 — Musicnotes.com, the world’s leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, is excited to announce the release of a brand-new digital sheet music and video package by Player Piano, the award-winning digital series that pairs virtuosic piano compositions with elaborately themed videos. Debuting today, Player Piano’s “Superman March” is one of composer Sonya Belousova’s most technically challenging arrangements to-date. The video, directed by the other half of Player Piano, renowned filmmaker Tom Grey, features Belousova cosplaying as journalist Lois Lane while performing the latest in Player Piano’s catalogue of pop culture musical reimaginations. The “Superman” music video follows in the footsteps of previous Player Piano cinematic tributes including the Doctor
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macPlayerBlog

News: Play Faster, Play Better with New Musicnotes Sheet Music Player for Mac

MADISON, WI — September 22, 2015 — Musicnotes.com, the world’s largest digital sheet music publisher and the leader in downloadable sheet music technology, today announced the release of its first-ever Digital Sheet Music Player app for Mac. The Musicnotes Mac app allows musicians to benefit from many of the same innovative features and functions available in Musicnotes’ top-rated Android and iOS mobile apps, plus even more. Not only can users enjoy audio/visual playback, custom audio mixing with tempo control, and key transposition of their digital sheet music, they also can print digital sheet music files right from their Mac desktop. Jon Higgins, Musicnotes’ Director of Technology, said his goal is
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Apps

News: New iOS and Android Apps from Musicnotes Modernize the Sheet Music Experience

MADISON, WI — September 9, 2015 — Musicnotes.com, the world’s leading publisher and retailer of digital sheet music and digital sheet music technology, today announced the official release of its next generation of free apps for iOS and Android devices. The release includes full redesigns and enhancements of the company’s top-rated tablet and phone apps, providing musicians a streamlined, interactive sheet music experience across major mobile platforms. Among the most notable features of the company’s new iOS and Android app overhaul is fully functional audio-visual playback with audio mixing and adjustable tempo. Using the new audio mixer, musicians can control and/or mute the volume of any instrument, voice or part
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Choral sheet music

See Your Choral Sheet Music Headquarters in Action!

Feeling a little blue or even downright sad? Looking for a fun way to boost your heart health? Want to help set future generations up for academic success? Singing with a choir has proven to benefit your overall well-being in these ways and more! According to a 2009 Chorus America study, there are nearly 270,000 choruses in the U.S. alone, with at least 42 million people participating in choral singing weekly. That’s a lot of voices, not to mention a whole bunch of choral sheet music. It’s no secret we here at Musicnotes are huge proponents of choral participation. In fact, our Director of Choral Catalog, Jonathan Miller, has traveled
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Royalties

Your Questions Answered: Why Free Sheet Music Costs More Than You Might Think

A question that comes up from well-meaning customers now and again is why all of the sheet music at Musicnotes.com isn’t free. The (very) short answer is, because we love music. Like, really, really love music. And we want to be able to ensure future generations are able to fall in love with music, too. We’re aware that there are websites that claim to offer ‘free sheet music.’ The problem is, not only are these sites illegal, the unlicensed, unprofessional arrangements they’re advertising come at a much higher hidden cost, the burden of which is put on music’s greatest supporters. Often these sites ‘sell’ advertising space, so they’re making a
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honor flight donation

Musicnotes’ Annual Honor Flight Drive Soars Again

MADISON, WI — July 13, 2015 — More than a dozen military veterans will be honored with a trip to their respective war memorials, thanks to the help of Musicnotes customers who purchased patriotic sheet music between Memorial Day and Independence Day this year. The annual six-week Musicnotes Honor Flight donation drive provides $1 from every patriotic download to local chapters of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s war veterans through tours to Washington D.C. memorials. Exceeding previous years’ sales and reaching this year’s goal, 2015 proved to be the most rewarding drive yet. A total of $8,200 will be divided equally between the Badger
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