Alfred Music, an educational music publisher, has announced that it is joining the Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolio of companies, which includes MakeMusic, bringing together leaders in educational music publishing and music technology.
Alfred Music and MakeMusic will continue to operate independently, while sharing resources within the Peaksware group to advance innovations, provide additional content and leverage distribution channels. MakeMusic will remain steadfast in its long-standing commitment to work equally with all publishing partners to provide quality content for musicians and educators within SmartMusic.
“Our long-term goal at Peaksware is to build an end-to-end ecosystem that connects composers, publishers, educators, directors and musicians,” explained Peaksware CEO Gear Fisher. “Alfred brings additional distribution opportunities for artists and composers while expanding the repertoire within SmartMusic for teachers and musicians.”
“We are excited about working with the Peaksware portfolio of companies and more closely with MakeMusic to significantly enhance Alfred Music’s mission, since 1922, of helping the world experience the joy of making music,” said Ron Manus, CEO and Chairman of Alfred Music.
Alfred Music’s customers and industry partners should expect business to continue as usual with no immediate changes. The main office will remain in Van Nuys CA, and additional offices will stay in their current New York, Miami, U.K., Singapore and Germany locations.