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Hal Leonard Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired CMP Technology's (New York) Backbeat Books (San Francisco, CA) division, a producer of music reference books, for $2.2 million.

Hal Leonard Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired CMP Technology's (New York) Backbeat Books (San Francisco, CA) division, a producer of music reference books, for $2.2 million. Under terms of the agreement, Hal Leonard has purchased the existing Backbeat catalogue and will continue to create new titles under the Backbeat name. The catalogue contains nearly 200 publications, including references, instructional books for musicians, band biographies and memoirs, and books on equipment, music software, recording techniques and the music industry. The catalogue also includes a number of titles associated with three magazines CMP recently sold to Newbay Media (New York), including "Bass Player," "Guitar Player" and "Keyboard." Hal Leonard produces songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, references and related CDs and DVDs for the music industry.
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