JUNE 23 I HAL LEONARD, MUSIC SALES I DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard Joins
With Music Sales
Hal Leonard Chairman and CEO Keith Mardak and The Music Sales Group Chairman and Managing Director Robert Wise have formed Music Sales America (MSA). The new joint venture between the two companies aims to expand the availability of Music Sales publications in North America. Hal Leonard will serve as MSA’s exclusive distributor.
As part of the long-term deal, Hal Leonard will also gain exclusive distribution rights to Music Sales’ entire catalog, along with the publishers it represents. Barrie Edwards will remain as president of the U.S.-based Music Sales.
MSA will also distribute publications from the classical imprints within The Music Sales Group, including Bosworth & Co., Chester Music, Novello & Co., J. Curwen & Sons, Edition Wilhelm Hansen and Unión Musical Ediciones.
“Music Sales is the largest print publisher in Europe, with a distinguished history and a vigorous output of new titles,” Mardak said. “We are thrilled with this new deal, which will help two thriving and distinctive publishers create new products and make the most efficient, cost-effective use of their respective resources.”
Hal Leonard's Keith Mardak