Hal Leonard massively expanded ArrangeMe, which lets musicians legally and easily upload sheet music of original works or arrangements of popular songs and sell them on market-leading music websites. The self-publishing platform provides a service for composers, arrangers, indie bands, educators, and anyone else who wants to sell sheet music of their own compositions or arrangements for all instruments and ensembles.
Through ArrangeMe, composers can upload their works for free and set their own sale price for the piece to be sold on sites including SheetMusicPlus and Noteflight. ArrangeMe takes care of paying the appropriate fees to the copyright holders and also pays commissions on each sale to the composer/arranger who uploaded the works.
“We know the creative process has changed over the years, and we’re happy to provide new tools to help composers and arrangers get their music to the market,” said Larry Morton, president of Hal Leonard. “We’ve all seen great YouTube artists playing unique new arrangements of songs. Now those artists can legally sell sheet music of their arrangements thanks to ArrangeMe.”
The ArrangeMe program will continue to expand to provide more opportunities for musicians to self-publish their music, including via other Hal Leonard and third party digital sites, and through the company’s in-store digital retailer network that will allow music stores to print the music on demand.
“For years, our most common customer service question has been, ‘How can I publish my arrangement of this hit song?’ and we are happy to now have a quick and easy answer for them,” said Morton. “Arrangers no longer need to worry about hunting down copyright permission and they don’t have to struggle with the challenges of making their music available to the consumer.”