Music Sales Group

Music Sales Group is a global music publisher, with headquarters in Berners Street, London. In March 2017, Music Sales Group has acquired disco publisher Bleu Blanc Rouge from Belgian record producer and songwriter Jean Kluger.[1] In April 2018, Music Sales sold its physical and online print divisions, including Musicroom, to Milwaukee-based publisher Hal Leonard for $50 million. Hal Leonard will continue to distribute Music Sales' publishing catalogue worldwide.[2]

Music Sales Group
IndustryMusic publishing
HeadquartersBerners Street, London, United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
Robert Wise (Chairman and Managing Director)
Chris Butler(Head of Publishing & Rights)

Music Sales' catalogue of music includes US rights to "The Twist" (as made famous by Chubby Checker).[3]

Novello & Co

Novello & Co is a London-based printed music publishing company specializing in classical music, particularly choral repertoire. It was founded in 1811 by Vincent Novello.[4]

Chester Music

Chester Music is a British publisher of printed music specializing in classical composition and educational music of the 20th and 21st centuries.[5]


MusicFirst is the Digital Education Division of Music Sales Group, specializing in educational music software.

Selected imprints

  • Acorn (pennywhistles)
  • Amsco Publications
  • Ariel Publications (classical guitar only)
  • Ashley Publications Inc.
  • Schuberth & Co., Inc.
  • Larrabee Publications
  • Lewis Music Publishing Co.
  • Heritage Publications, Inc.
  • Kammen Music Co.
  • Bosworth Music GmbH, Berlin
  • Carlanita Music Company LLC, founded after the death Carlos Chávez by his daughter, Ana Chávez Ortiz), G. Schirmer, selling agent
  • Chester Music Limited
  • E. J. Arnold & Son, Limited (recorder books)
  • G. Schirmer Inc. (subsidiary)
  • J. Curwen & Sons Limited London
  • Boston Music Company, founded in 1885 by Gustav Schirmer, Jr. (1864–1907)
  • Schirmer Trade Books
  • Éditions Alphonse Leduc
  • Éditions Choudens (fr)
  • Éditions Musicales Transatlantiques (fr), acquired in 2009 by Music Sales Group
  • Le Chant du Monde
  • Nancy Music Company Inc., books of Chez "Bugs" Bower; Maurice D. Bower; born 1922
  • Novello & Co., Ltd., London
  • Oak Publications, folk music and pennywhistles books
  • Omnibus Press
  • Passantino Manuscript Papers
  • Rhinegold Education, a division acquired from Rhinegold Publishing by Music Sales Group in 2010
  • Shawnee Press, acquired by Music Sales Group. in 1989; sold, with Music Sales Group., in 2009 to Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Storyville Records
  • UME (Unión Musical Ediciones S.L.), founded in Bilbao in 1900; acquired by Music Sales Group in 1990
  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen
  • Wise Publications
  • Yorktown Music Press


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