Carl Fischer Music

Media Contact:

Heidi Vanderlee
Marketing Assistant
Tel: (212) 777-0900 x230
Fax: (212) 477-6996
heidiv@carlfischer.com

NEWS FROM CARL FISCHER MUSIC
For Immediate Release November 2009

Carl Fischer Musicís Band and Orchestra Catalog
Now Available Digitally Through Freehand Music

New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music has announced a licensing agreement with FreeHandMusic.com, Inc. owner of the leading online digital sheet music website, www.freehandmusic.com. FreeHandMusic is the elite digital sheet music company whose revolutionary technology - the MusicPad Pro® Plus – has been re-shaping the distribution and performance of sheet music worldwide. They are the provider of the exclusive retailer site, FreeHand SheetMusicNow™ (www.fhsmn.com) with more than 1200 retailers, throughout the world. This agreement is for Carl Fischer’s band and orchestra music and will initially include all publications released since 2007, and will then begin adding backlist items.

Kim Lorz, CEO of FreeHandMusic said, “Carl Fischer's Instrumental Ensemble Music is a significant addition to FreeHand's digital offerings. It complements our library and enhances our position as the leader in digital sheet music publishing.”

Added Larry Clark, Editor in Chief at Carl Fischer Music, "We are proud to partner with Freehand Music to provide our band and orchestra titles in digital format to our valued customers. This is the next step in the evolution of publishing and the immediate access to our outstanding selection of ensemble music creates numerous benefits to both retailers and educators."

Carl Fischer Music has a growing and diversified catalog of musical products, now expanded to include DVDs and compact discs, as well as its traditional print music product lines. For more information about new publications from Carl Fischer Music or to locate a dealer near you, log on to www.carlfischer.com or e-mail us at cf-info@carlfischer.com. For additional information about this release, please contact Heidi Vanderlee at 212.777.0900 ext. 230 or send an e-mail to heidiv@carfischer.com.

Freehandmusic.com is the Internet’s largest online sheet music catalog, which offers over 125,000 titles. Its website provides musicians immediate access to all titles for printing and immediate use making physical deliveries and exhausting retail searches a thing of the past. FreeHandMusic.com online users are able to digitally download music to their hard drives, printers or to FreeHand’s MusicPad Pro - the first digital music tablet - in a matter of seconds. FreeHand is the global leader in digital sheet music publishing and the elite digital music company whose revolutionary technology is shaping the future of the distribution and performance of sheet music.

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Carl Fischer Music – 65 Bleecker St. New York NY 10012
Media Contact: Heidi Vanderlee (212) 777-0900 x230

  Note to editors: Additional information at FreeHandMusic’s website, www.freehandmusic.com. FreeHandMusic.com, Inc., MusicPad Pro®, MusicPad Pro® Plus, MusicPad Maestro™ are trademarks of FreeHandMusic.com, Inc.