Alfred Music and MakeMusic, Inc. Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal
LOS ANGELES, CA
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Alfred Music is pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement with MakeMusic®, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Alfred Music will be the sole distributor in North America, India, Australia, and New Zealand for Finale® and Garritan® products. This agreement pairs the leader in music notation software with the leader in music education. MakeMusic products distributed by Alfred Music will offer a wide range of music software solutions for educators, pro-audio professionals, and musicians ranging in skill level from novice to professional.
“We see a powerful synergy in partnering with the world’s largest educational music publisher, both in terms of vision as well as markets and distribution,” said Karen VanDerBosch, MakeMusic CEO. “Our mutual commitment to innovation will continue to drive both companies in exciting new directions as we help musicians around the world enjoy the creation and performance of music.”
For 25 years, Finale® has been internationally recognized as the industry standard in music notation software, empowering musicians to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. Finale offers composers, arrangers, teachers, students, and publishers complete control over every aspect of the printed page, breathtaking playback, and more ways to share their music.
Garritan® is the world’s leading provider of quality virtual software instruments. Garritan provides high-quality, expressive, and affordable sound libraries, which are widely used in television, film, game audio, and on the world’s greatest concert stages.
“Alfred Music has been licensing content with MakeMusic for many years and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with them,” said Ron Manus, Alfred Music CEO. “They have developed an incredible line of music technology products that play an instrumental role in the way the world composes, teaches, learns, and performs music. With our state-of-the-art Distribution Center and our amazing sales and marketing staff, Alfred Music is able to offer a dynamic environment that will distribute these physical and digital products to a wider audience.
Alfred Music’s distribution of MakeMusic products in North America will be fully launched by November 2, 2013. MakeMusic products will be available in retail music stores and at alfred.com.