Music Publishers Worldwide
Music publishing is how Songwriters earn the bulk of their income, allowing them to monetize their compositions and earn royalties for their usage on terrestrial radio, satellite and internet radio, TV, in live venues, and more. While the Songwriter usually owns their Songs, music publishing companies issue licenses for the use of a Song, collect royalties, do the accounting, and so on.
- A-R Editions, Inc.
Publishes modern critical editions of scholarly music and a computer music series and provides a full range of typesetting for books and journals.
- ABKCO Music, Inc.
ABKCO Music & Records is one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies. It is home to iconic music catalogs that include compositions and recordings by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, Eric Burdon, The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Marianne Faithfull, The Kinks, the works of Norman Luboff (Yellowbird) as well as the current songwriters Ben Margulies (co-writer of Mariah Carey), Devvon T McLeod (pka Devvon Terrell) and the Cameo Parkway masters by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Clint Eastwood, The Dovells, ? & The Mysterians, The Tymes and Dee Dee Sharp.
- Alan Publishing Group, Inc®
Christian Music & Media Publisher. Octavos, musicals, media, accompaniment tracks, orchestrations, and more!
- Alliance Publications, Inc.
In 1989, Anita Smisek and Joel Blahník established Alliance Publications, Inc., a publishing house for the production of quality music for school, church, and community ensembles specializing in ethnic music, particularly Czech and Slovak. Building a bridge with composers, performers, and publishers of the Czech Republic and other international groups, Alliance Publications focuses on classical, traditional, and contemporary music, providing great latitude for various musical mediums.
- Alphonse Leduc
A modern and independent record and publishing group for forward thinking and entrepreneurial artists and songwriters powered by partnership and creativity.
- Atlas Music Publishing
Atlas Music Publishing fills the void that consolidation and overgrowth amongst larger, inefficient companies has left by creating a truly proactive home for their clients. Their veteran music publishing executives lead our passionate team to create the perfect home for writers and catalogs looking for more than the "norm.".
Bayard-Nizet is a young European company, based in Belgium, dedicated to music publishing. Since 1993, they have published more than 1000 pieces of classical and contemporary music, mainly by belgian composers. french, italian ans spanish composers are also published. They offer a wide range of computer-assisted music-engraving services for composers, music publishers, orchestras or performers: page lay-out, part extraction; transposition, etc.
- Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Beckenhorst Press provides traditional music of excellent quality that blends effectiveness in worship with the strongest creative ideas and finest craftsmanship. Every Beckenhorst piece has been honed and refined to allow efficient rehearsal and to achieve "maximum impact without unnecessary difficulty." The catalog is primarily comprised of sacred music for choir, handbells, voice, piano and organ, contributed by more than 150 composers and lyricists over the years. With an emphasis on quality rather than quantity, twenty-five to thirty choral titles are released yearly, as well as ten handbell titles and occasional piano, organ, vocal, and instrumental collections. At present, Beckenhorst Press offers over 2000 titles in its catalog and is committed to the continuation of the best in sacred music.
- Beggars Music
Beggars Music is completely focused on its writers and determinedly independent, administering its own rights in a full-service office backed with uniquely experienced management. They believe strongly that a publisher’s role is to add value to a writer’s life and career and that in order to do so they must remain at the forefront of developments in both technology and the industry itself.
- Big Loud Shirt Publishing
Tailor-made by GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman in 2003, the man in the "big loud shirt" has inspired the same bold, creative statement that cements Big Loud Publishing as one of the most successful independent music publishers in Nashville. Their stable of top-tier songwriters includes Wiseman, Joey Moi, Jamie Moore, Morgan Wallen, Madison Kozak, Ernest Keith Smith, Griffen Palmer, Tiera, John Byron, Jacob Durrett, Mark Holman, Mark Trussell, Rocky Block, Jordan Dozzi, Jake Worthington, Grady Block, Lauren Watkins, and Ashley Cooke. To date, the Big Loud Publishing lineup has penned over 150 singles including three GRAMMY Award winners (Tim McGraw’s "Live Like You Were Dying," Carrie Underwood’s "Before He Cheats" and "Blown Away"), and over 60 #1 hits for artists like Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and more
- Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes is the largest specialist classical music publishing company in the world. They own an unrivalled catalogue of music copyrights including the works of such distinguished 20th century composers as Stravinsky, Bartók, Copland, Britten, Prokofieff, Strauss and Rachmaninoff.
- Bärenreiter´s World of Music
German classical music publisher. Bärenreiter is known worldwide for their scholarly-critical editions that aim to present a musical text as close as possible to the composer’s intentions and that at the same time satisfy the needs of the performer. Bärenreiter’s large catalogue comprises vocal and instrumental music of all genres.
Concert music for student and professional musicians. Solos, duos, and chamber music for all instruments. Site includes catalog and contact information.
- C. Alan Publications
Percussion music including solo and ensemble, ranging from middle school to college level.
- CanticaNOVA Publications
Catholic music publishing firm that specializes in music for the contemporary Church. Online catalog, and liturgical planning pages.
- Caritas Music
Home of Eschenbach Editions, Caritas Music Library and Caritas Records; music publishing, recording, and media supplies.
- Carl Fischer
Family owned music publishing and distribution company. Searchable database of publications.
- Carlin America
Independent music publishing conglomerate, with a catalog of pop, rock, country, showtune and standard Song classics for the entertainment industries.
[Stuttgart-Germany] Classical music publisher.
- Chester Ltd.
Novello & Company Ltd.
Classical music publishers. Site offers information on the composers they represent (including Lutoslawski, Maxwell Davies, Tavener, Nyman, Weir, Henze) and their works.
- Colla Voce Publications
Colla Voce Music LLC, established in 1996, is dedicated to publishing quality music literature from around the world, and now boasts a catalog of over 2,500 titles by some of the industry's most talented musicians.
- Concord Music Publishing
Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its a&r, synchronization and marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house copyright, licensing, income tracking and royalty departments.
- Cortelu Music
Specializes in contemporary classical music: site includes information about the composers, and the catalog.
- CWJEF Music Publications
Distributors of scores, books, reference and instructional materials on music, art and the cultures of Central-West Africa. Catalogue and ordering information.
- David E. Smith Publications
Sacred instrumental music for church and school musicians, graded solos and ensembles all instruments.
- Dellamano Music Publishing
Publishing new original music in the following categories: cantatas, octavos,vocal solos, piano and pipe organ. Ranging from traditional to contemporary styles.
- Devachan Music
A music publishing company owned by Mark Simos, a tunesmith, Songwriter, dance fiddler, and traditional accompanist on piano and guitar.
- ECS Publishing
Parent company of E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Galaxy Music Corporation, Highgate Press, Ione Press, and the record label, ARSIS Audio.
- Edition HH Ltd
Critical editions of primarily Italian, 18th century concertos, and ontemporary scores.
- Edition Samfundet
The Society for the Publication of Danish Music, one of Denmark's oldest publishing houses. Site includes catalog, company history, and contact information.
- Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Edition Wilhelm Hansen was established in Copenhagen in 1857 after Jens Wilhelm Hansen decided to expand his engraving business into music publishing. Today Chairman of the board Tine Birger Christensen is a fifth-generation member of the Wilhelm Hansen family. Her daughter Loui Törnqvist heads the Copenhagen-based company, now the largest music publisher in Scandinavia.
- Eighth Note Publications
Printed music for concert band, wind solo and ensembles, strings, keyboard, choral and percussion.
- Elkin Music Publisher
Music supplier of foreign and U.S. publications, printed music, and books on music.
- Euro American Music Distributors
International publishers of classical music.
- Fatrock Ink
Offers a specialty catalogue focusing on repertoire for solo harp, chamber music with harp, music for harp and/or string students, and works by 20th Century American Composers.
- Gordon Music
Christian music publishing of piano/keyboard music, choral music, and lead sheets.
- G. Schirmer, Inc.
It is a member of the Music Sales Group of Companies. Publishes sheet music of opera, orchestra, band and wind ensemble, chorus and chamber music.
- Hal Leonard Online
Sheet music, music books, software and videos.
- Harmonic Progress,
Christian music publisher.
- Hawthorns Music
They specialise in music for recorders and editions of early music.
- International Music
Publishes a wide catalog of music for all instruments; catalogs are available for downloading.
- LarAsh Music
Featuring the music of the American composer Greg Sanders.
- The Lorenz Corporation
The publishing home for today’s leading choral composers, elementary music educators, and church musicians of all disciplines.
- Learn To Play
Instructional books, CDs, DVDs and videos for a wide range of musical instruments and styles.
- Leisure Planet
Publishes contemporary and experimental music. Site includes catalog and information about the composers.
- Masters Music Publications
Their mission is to publish sheet music by today’s finest musicians and provide everything you need to master music. Their ever-expanding catalogue has been performed in the worlds most prestigious venues, respected radio stations, and featured in magazines and newspapers. Each composition is considered in minute detail and beautifully presented in our unique house style. Their scores are available in print on the worlds best environmentally friendly paper and download. To aid the learning of new music they provide invaluable resources, such as video interviews, performances and articles. Their work in promoting our artists has led to hosting their music festival, taking place annually in Hertfordshire, England. Above all, they proudly give their artists possibly the highest royalties in the industry.
- Mayfair Music Online
Classical, adult contemporary and folk music.
- Mel Bay Publications,
Publishes a wide catalog of sheet music for all instruments and styles.
Publishes religious and educational music. Includes dealer and reselling information.
- MPL Communications
Publishes popular music.
- Musica21 Publishing
Contemporary classical music; engraving services.
- NERA Publishing
[UK] Sheet music for piano, strings, wind, voice, orchestral, musicals.
- On Jordan's Banks
Specializing in liturgical church music, they have printed sheet music and recordings.
- PCH Publishing
unique modern editions of select baroque chamber works
- Peer Music Classical Europe
Peermusic Classical was formed in New York City in 1948 as the “serious music” division of the Peer-Southern Organization. With the counsel of Henry Cowell, it acquired many works by Charles Ives and a number of young American composers of the day, including Ned Rorem, David Diamond, and Harold Shapero. In the years following, works by landmark American composers such as Lou Harrison and Virgil Thomson were added to the catalog. Seeking a balance of delight, beauty, and challenge in new concert music, Peermusic Classical has in recent years extended its catalog through such significant voices from the U.S. and Latin America as Morten Lauridsen, Derek Bermel, John Musto, Mohammed Fairouz, Michael Daugherty, Ingram Marshall, Tania León, Arturo Márquez, and Miguel del Aguila.
- Peters Edition
After 200 years of music publishing, they can offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of sheet music currently in print.
Vanity music publisher based in the UK, dealing with inexperienced artists worldwide. Service details and prices, contact information.
- Queen's Temple Publications
Queen's Temple Publications was founded in 1995 to make available interesting and useful wind chamber music, such as Sir Malcolm Arnold's important Wind Quintet Op. 2. Since then we have expanded to include music for piano, guitar, choral music and much more. Their publications have been selected by the major examination boards worldwide. Their composers also include James Rae, Iain Hamilton, Charles Camilleri, Paul Harris, Timothy Bowers and many others.
Honor code source for solo and choir music, musical dramas, and recordings. Audio samples provided.
- Schott Musik International
International publisher: corporate information, dealer contact information, and catalogs.
- Shawnee Press
A publishing imprint of Hal Leonard, it is one of the world's largest choral and instrumental music publishers
- SongAria Publications
Arrangements of classical music for a variety of instrumental combinations that can be played back on line. (it requires the Scorch Plug in)
An internet based music publishing company for artists, and producers.
- Spacewave Music
Specializing in instrumental music. (ASCAP)
French company publishing contemporary and ancient music. Site includes catalog, and information about other services offered.
- Tap Space Publications
Contemporary music for marching and concert percussionists and educators.
- The Music Makers
[London, UK] Offers a catalog of liturgical music for the Roman Catholic church.
- Theodore Presser Company
Serving musicians, music educators and music dealers since 1783.
- Tonos Music Publishing
German publisher of Argentinean Tango music (Piazzolla etc.), new/contemporary music, choral music, with secure online ordering.
- Transcontinental Music Publications
A division of the American Conference of Cantors, Transcontinental Music Publications isthe leading publisher of Jewish music since 1938.
Publishes individuals musical works.
- Verlag Neue
Musik / Edition Margaux
Based in Berlin (Germany), specializing in contemporary music, offering printed music, books, CDs, rental material for chamber ensembles and orchestras. Also music for classical guitar.
- Vivace Press
Publishes works from unknown classical women composers.
Publishes an extensive collection of Popular Music, Instructional Videos for all levels, Performance Music, and Educational Methods.
One of the world's largest music publishers.
Small publisher with over 200 titles in various styles for chamber ensembles, from solos to wind ensemble.
- Wildcat Music
Music from the 50's and 60's. A history of what made them hits letters to and from the writers, artists and publishers as the Songs were being composed and marketed.
- Wise Music Classical
Publishing today's leading composers and classical works of the 20th century.
A classical music publisher whose mission is the publication of piano music that has been previously unavailable in modern notation.
- Last updated: 3/31/2023