School of Rock has entered into a worldwide agreement with Hal Leonard whereby the latter, via its website SheetMusicDirect.com, will be the preferred supplier of digital sheet music for all of the former’s students and faculty. School of Rock is a rapidly growing international franchise operating more than 200 schools in 10 global markets, teaching and preserving rock n’ roll in the next generation with more than 27,000 students.
The program will make customized charts available to School of Rock’s students and teachers for classes taught in their programs and camps. The students will have access to the content in the school, at home, or via mobile devices through subscription and à la carte programs. The two companies are partnering to create customized teaching materials as well.
“Our unique performance-based music education program relies on a vast catalog of high-quality sheet music. Our students and instructors will now have unparalleled access through SheetMusicDirect.com as well as a conduit for our own content distribution,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We are also excited to be a strong voice in support of copyright protections for the composers we so admire. We invite all music educators to stand with us on this effort.”
The companies plan to launch the program this spring.
“Hal Leonard is thrilled to be working with an innovator like School of Rock through this unique program,” said Doug Lady, senior vice president of Hal Leonard. “Our collective goal is to make more music makers by providing accurate, legal print music to their students to help them learn the songs, jam together and then perform!”