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Alfred Music Publishing Offers Digital Sheet Music App for iPad

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, has released the Total Sheet Music App, a new app for the iPad® that instantly delivers hundreds of popular sheet music titles in digital form to tablet device users worldwide.

The Total Sheet Music App allows musicians to browse, purchase, and view sheet music on their mobile devices to play their favorite pop, rock, country or jazz standards from artists like Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Katy Perry, Van Halen, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, George and Ira Gershwin, and many more. Also available are favorite tunes from Broadway, movies, and TV hits, including The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, The Flintstones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings.

Sheet music titles for the app are available in various arrangement types, including piano/vocal/chords, lead sheets, guitar tablature (Guitar Tab, Authentic Guitar Tab, Easy Guitar Tab), and more. Over a dozen free songs are available immediately upon downloading the app.

The Total Sheet Music App is powered by the ACCESSTM Digital Publishing Ecosystem by ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. It is a complete end-to-end system that also includes formatting of the sheet music titles for tablet devices, a digital storefront for browsing and purchasing them, and a virtual bookshelf for organizing and viewing the sheet music titles on tablets.

To view a video demo of the app, click here: http://vimeo.com/22102809

“All too often, we’re hearing people ask for a way to instantly get the sheet music to their favorite songs wherever they go,” said Doug Fraser, Alfred’s Director of Digital Sales. “The app gives any user of these mobile devices immediate access to an enormous library of songs—it’s a powerful tool for learning and playing.”

"Alfred is leading the music publishing industry into its next evolution with the launch of the Total Sheet Music application for the Apple iPad," said Ivan Dwyer, Head of Digital Publishing Market Development and Content Alliances, ACCESS. "Consumers are rapidly embracing digital media, and musicians of all skill levels will now be able to organize and interact with their sheet music on mobile and tablet devices, just as they would listen to music, watch videos or read books.

The Total Sheet Music App was developed as an extension of totalsheetmusic.com, a service from Alfred Music Publishing that offers hassle-free, legal sheet music downloads that can be printed instantly. Alfred's print and digital catalog combined contains 85,000 titles from thousands of popular artists, Broadway shows, films, and TV shows.

The Total Sheet Music App is now available at the App Store: itunes.com. The app will be available on Android™ tablets later in the year. For more information on Total Sheet Music, visit totalsheetmusic.com. To learn more about Alfred Music Publishing, please visit alfred.com.