Backbeat Books

Hal Leonard Corporation
Status Active
Founded 1947
Founder Harold "Hal" Edstrom
Everett "Leonard" Edstrom
Roger Busdicker
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Milwaukee
Publication types Sheet music, Books, DVDs, software
Imprints Amadeus Press, Backbeat Books, Limelight Editions, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
Official website

Hal Leonard Corporation is a US 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, WI, it is the largest sheet music publisher in the world.[1]

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.[2]

In 2006, Hal Leonard acquired Backbeat Books, which publishes the Allmusic reference guide and other music-related publications.[3]

See also

  • Rubank, Inc.


External links

  • Official site