Hal Leonard Corporation
Harold "Hal" Edstrom|
Everett "Leonard" Edstrom
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Publication types||Sheet music, Books, DVDs, software|
|Imprints||Amadeus Press, Backbeat Books, Limelight Editions, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books|
Hal Leonard is a United States music publishing company founded in Winona, Minnesota, by Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother, Everett "Leonard" Edstrom, and fellow musician Roger Busdicker. Currently headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the largest sheet music publisher in the world.
The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book (with CD) packs, and band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs, videos CD-ROMs, ShowTrax instrumental accompaniments, and music software.
In 2006, Hal Leonard acquired Backbeat Books, which publishes the AllMusic reference guide and other music-related publications.
- Amadeus Press
- Backbeat Books
- Limelight Editions
- Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
- "What We Learned In The New Economy". Fast Company. United States: Fast Company, Inc. March 1, 2004. p. 6. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
- "Hal Leonard Online - About Us". Hal Leonard. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
- "Hal Leonard buys Backbeat Books for $2.2M". Milwaukee Business Journal. United States: American City Business Journals. November 20, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2009.
- Berkovitz, Joe (April 15, 2014). "Noteflight is now part of Hal Leonard". Noteflight.com. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Official site
- Keith Murdak NAMM Oral History Interview (2003)
- Larry Morton NAMM Oral History Interview (2012)
- Dan Bauer NAMM Oral History Interview (2014)