learned the music by ear but can't make out all the lyrics. Can you
email, fax or read me just the lyrics?
The lyrics of a song are as much under copyright protection as the
melody, chord progressions and arrangements. Email and fax, like
photocopying, constitute "electronic
storage, retrieval and reproduction", which is specifically banned in the
copyright laws. It is important that people respect the "intellectual property" rights
of composers and lyricists, if we want them to continue to make the product of
their musical creativity available to us. We urge everyone to abide not only
by the letter of the law but by the spirit in which it was created. Ignoring
the copyright laws only causes higher prices, fewer new titles published, increases
the number of items put Permanently Out of Print and fewer publishers and retailers
to provide the remaining publications.
I'm not sure that I have enough information about the music I want to order.
Can you find it for me anyway?
The amount of information needed to locate a publication varies with the type
of music. For example, a popular song can often be located simply by it's title,
while a classical piano solo may not be found if the composer is unknown. Sometimes
a staff member will recognize works from limited information simply because
of popularity or personal familiarity. It is best to call our staff if the
that you have is insufficient. Our staff members will be able to tell you what
additional information is needed and offer suggestions of how you may be able
to obtain or verify that information. A complete list of "information
is: Title (including Opus # and key when appropriate), Composer, Arranger,
Instrumentation or Voicing, Publisher, Publisher's catalog number.
I need this music right away. How fast can you get it to me?
Orders are shipped by US Postal Services (USPS) or United Parcel Services (UPS).
Shipping time can vary from 1 day to 1 week depending on your location and
the class of shipping used. Next Day UPS and Express Mail can be quite
however if an order is placed before 3:00 PM Eastern Time for materials that
are in stock, these are options for obtaining the music the next day. Items
that are out of stock and must be ordered from the publisher normally take
to arrive at our location, before being shipped on to you. For this reason
it is best to try to place orders more than 2 weeks prior to when you will
the materials. Our sales staff will be happy to quote you the cost on special
shipments when 2nd Day, Next Day and Saturday Deliveries are nessecary. (Prices
will vary with the weight of the order.)
My favorite group just released a new album. When will the sheet music be available?
Occasionally a hit single or matching folio will appear within a few days of
the record album, though more often it is several weeks at best. Some albums
do not come out till months after the recording. Watch the Billboard Top 100
Hot, R&B and Country Single A-Z listings for a publishers initials at the
end of the title listing (such as WB, CLM, HL). This indicates that publishing
rights have been assigned, which must occur before a song is published. It does
not however guarantee that it has been or will be published.
I've looked over your Website but can't find a catalog. Am I missing something?
With publications from over 500 companies representing over 1100 publishers worldwide
our inventory numbers in the hundreds of thousand titles. Our goal is to have
our inventory searchable on the our Website. Please check back often for updates
to our Website.
I want to come to your store. How do I get there?
We're easy to find. Check out our map and driving
directions page for detailed
directions. We are open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM EST.