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Willis Music partners with Hal Leonard in publishing and distribution deal.

Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired exclusive long-term publishing and distribution rights for North and South America and other territories for the catalog of Willis Music Company.

Willis retains ownership of all current and future Willis copyrights and will continue to manage key foreign publishing relationships.

Willis Music Company is known for its piano methods and roster of educational piano composers, including John Thompson's Modern Course far the Piano, Easiest Piano Course and Teaching Little Fingers to Play and Edna Mae Burnam's Dozen a Day. Boasting more than 12,000 total titles, the Willis catalog also includes everything from band and orchestra music and guitar solos, to operettas and manuscript paper.

Hal Leonard, the world's largest music print publisher, also will be responsible for the sales, distribution and marketing of the Willis Music catalog. Hal Leonard also will expand the Willis catalog. Immediate plans for new Willis titles include the creation of ancillary teaching publications, such as songbooks that correspond to the various levels of their popular methods. New publications featuring internationally known Willis composers such as Eric Baumgartner, Glenda Austin, Cheryl Finn, Eamonn Morris and Naoko Ikeda are also in the works.

For more information, contact Willis Music or Hal Leonard.
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Publication:American Music Teacher
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2005
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