- Alfred Publishing
Alfred Publishing is a
US sheet music publisherspecializing in educational music.
It is one of the largest US sheet music publishers, second only to
Hal Leonard. It is the largest educational music publisher in the world.
Alfred was started in 1922 and remains dedicated to helping people experience the joy of making music. The company is made of hundreds of expert composers and authors as well as talented staff members in seven offices worldwide. Alfred publishes a variety of music genres for all levels of difficulty, from novice to expert. The styles include educational, reference, pop, and performance pieces for teachers, students, hobbyists and performers.
Composer and musician Alfred Piantodosi originally found Alfred Publishing Company in
New Yorkin 1922. His modest Tin Pan Alley pop song catalog included hits like "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" and "Waiting for Robert E. Lee." These songs are still in the company catalog to this day.
In 1928, Sam Manus bought the company. Sam had provided background
violinmusic for silent movies for years, and to this day, three generations later, his family still owns the company. It was in 1950 that Sam's son Morty, a clarinetistand pianist, and his wife Iris, began working for the company. The two discovered a need in the industry for quality education products and began to develop an instructional series for accordion, follow by piano and guitar.
In 1975, Alfred outgrew its New York headquarters and moved its offices to
Los Angelesand its warehouse to upstate New York. John O'Reilly came on board as an editor and oversaw the addition of a plethora of band and orchestra titles.
In the 1980s, overall sales doubled to $12 million and sons Steven and Ron Manus joined the company. Then in the 1990s, Alfred expanded into the international market with offices in
Australia, Asia, the U.K.and Germany. Sales doubled again to over $25 million.
June 1, 2005, Alfred Publishing took a giant step toward further growth in acquiring Warner Brothers Publications from the Warner Music Group. Overall sales increased substantially to $60 million.
Currently Alfred has over 45,000 active print, DVD, audio CD, enhanced CD, software, and general MIDI titles in international circulation. Titles represent a variety of musical styles, including works by
George and Ira Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Led Zeppelin, Jim Brickman, the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Nickelback, Madonna, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, Van Halen, Green Day, Evanescence, and hundreds more.
Alfred is headquartered in Van Nuys, CA. Additional branches are currently open in Miami, New York, Cologne, London, Singapore, and Sydney.
In addition to publishing sheet music, Alfred is a partner of
Daisy Rock Guitars, a girl guitar company founded by Tish Ciravolo.
*Piano:Alfred's Basic Piano LibraryThe Premier Piano CourseMusic for Little Mozarts
*Guitar:Alfred's Basic Guitar LibraryThe 21st Century Guitar Method
*Drums/Percussion:Alfred's Drum MethodAlfred's Drumset MethodUltimate Realistic Rock
Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method
*Band Methods:Accent on AchievementBand Expressions
*String/Orchestra:String ExplorerOrchestra ExpressionsSuzuki
*Theory:Essentials of Music Theory
*Alfred also distributes titles from the National Guitar Workshop, Studio 4 Productions, the Dover Music Catalog,
Faber Music, and Myklas Music Press.
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