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June 18, 2009

Hal Leonard acquires Nashville music publisher

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI):

Milwaukee-based print music publisher Hal Leonard Corp. has purchased Shawnee Press Inc., a publisher of choral music. The acquisition increases Hal Leonard's catalog by almost 10%, to about 120,000 publications, and will add several jobs at the firm's offices here and in Nashville, Tenn. Shawnee is based in Nashville. The company's roots go back to a music publishing firm formed in the 1930s by the late bandleader and choral master Fred Waring.

Hal Leonard declined to disclose terms of the acquisition.

Hal Leonard employs about 400 people and had sales last year of $150.3 million. The firm describes itself as the world's largest print music publisher, turning out songbooks, sheet music, reference books and other products.

The 600 pound gorilla gets bigger still

Posted by acapnews at June 18, 2009 10:20 PM


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