November 28, 2022 I Distribution
Alfred Music to Be Exclusive Distributor of The FJH Music Company
Alfred Music has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with The FJH Music Company. The FJH Music Company agreements are twofold. First, effective Jan. 1, 2023, the FJH catalog will be exclusively distributed by Alfred Music in both print and digital forms. Additionally, FJH’s educational catalogs will be exclusively available for interactive practice on MakeMusic Cloud, formerly SmartMusic, the reference online platform for music practice from MakeMusic.
“This alliance is a dream come true,” said Brian Balmages, director of MakeMusic Publications and digital education for Alfred Music and MakeMusic. “Everyone knows how passionate I have been about the FJH catalog over the last two decades, and to see their popular instrumental, piano, and guitar catalogs joining forces with Alfred Music represents a huge win for music teachers, dealers, students, and the wonderful composers represented by both companies. The addition of this respected catalog is a natural fit across all of our product offerings, and we are proud to be their exclusive distributor going forward.”
Kevin Hackinson and Kyle Hackinson, vice presidents of The FJH Music Company, put out a joint statement, which read: “Everyone at FJH is excited about this collaboration and the opportunity it provides to further grow the FJH catalog in both print and digital formats. For over 20 of FJH’s storied 35-year history, we have worked alongside Brian Balmages to build one of the world’s most exciting instrumental catalogs, paralleling our success in piano and guitar. This relationship builds on the FJH legacy in new and exciting ways, expanding the reach of our existing catalog more broadly throughout the world with an eye on developing new innovative publications and growth for the future.”
Alfred Music has been a leader in music education for more than 100 years and produces educational, reference, pop and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style and difficulty level. Alfred Music is located in Colorado, with offices in Germany, Singapore and the U.K.
The FJH Music Company was founded in 1988 by Frank and Gail Hackinson. Their children, Kevin Hackinson, Kyle Hackinson and Kerry Hackinson Giorgi, have been with the company since its inception. As president and CEO, Frank Hackinson has built best-selling educational catalogs for piano, instrumental and guitar.