APRIL 12 I HAL LEONARD I DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard Strikes Deal
Universal Music Publishing Classical (UMPC) and Hal Leonard have announced that Hal Leonard will provide UMPC exclusive services for worldwide print distribution and for-hire (i.e. rental) rights fulfillment for UMPC's classical music catalogs, beginning July 1, 2011.
UMPC's Universal MGB Publications in Milan oversees publishing, sales, marketing and distribution of printed editions and hire (rental) parts for the music publishing catalogs, including Ricordi, Éditions Salabert, Éditions Durand and Éditions Max Eschig.
Under the terms of the new deal, Hal Leonard will manage print distribution and hire operations and jointly develop new publications with UMPC for global sale. Hal Leonard subsidiary De Haske will be integrally involved in the European operations. UMPC's Editio Musica Budapest (EMB) will continue its operations independently, with Hal Leonard assuming EMB printed music and hire distribution in certain territories.
"We feel confident entrusting the support of our printed music and hire rights for our classical music publishing catalogs to Hal Leonard," said David Renzer, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group. "Our companies have enjoyed a solid relationship for many years, and we have been very pleased with their representation."