Leading sheet music publisher and distributor Hal Leonard Europe (HLE) has today announced that it has signed a new agreement with ABRSM, the world’s largest music examination board. Under the deal, HLE will distribute ABRSM’s 2021 & 2022 piano syllabus via its digital channels, including SheetMusicDirect.com, Musicroom.com, SheetMusicPlus.com, and an extensive network of online and in-store digital retailers around the world.
For the very first time, ABRSM candidates will be able to purchase pieces for their exam preparation as digital downloads. The piano syllabus pieces are now available as individual scores to download and use on any device, as well as to print out.
‘In the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen digital distribution of sheet music become more and more popular. It is hugely exciting that ABRSM have made the leap to digital, and we are thrilled to be working together as a major distributor of the new piano syllabus.’Tom Farncombe, Strategic Partnerships Director, Hal Leonard Europe
‘ABRSM is delighted that Hal Leonard Europe will distribute our first ever digital sheet music products through their extensive retail channels and networks. With the choice and added convenience of digital sheet music, ABRSM can support teachers and learners exploring our new Piano syllabus more fully than ever before as they progress on their musical journeys.’Robin Barry, Publishing Director, ABRSM Publishing Limited
Established in 1889, ABRSM is one of the UK’s leading music education organisations, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year. ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. It does this globally by supporting music teaching and learning worldwide in partnership with four Royal Schools of Music: the Royal Academy of Music; Royal College of Music; Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.