September 1, 2023—Louisville, CO
MakeMusic is thrilled to announce that they have signed an exclusive agreement with Keiser Productions, Inc.
Starting on July 1, 2023, Keiser Productions Inc., including the catalogs of LudwigMasters Publications, Southern Music, Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, and others, will be exclusively available for interactive practice on MakeMusic Cloud (formerly known as SmartMusic), the reference online platform for music practice from MakeMusic. New and best-selling works by Dion Morales, Andrew Balent, James Barnes, Jeremy S. Martin, George Walker, Lynne Latham, and many more talented composers are currently available on the platform, and many more will be available for interactive practice exclusively on MakeMusic Cloud starting the 2023–2024 school year. Printed copies of EFKalmus and LudwigMasters works will continue to be available exclusively through Alfred Music.
“We’re excited about the opportunities this brings to our composers, as well as the students and teachers that utilize the platform.” says Matt Keiser, President and CEO of Keiser Productions. “We have incredibly gifted artists and writers in our catalogs, and we think pairing that with the talented MakeMusic Cloud team will be a harmonious collaboration.”
Heath Mathews, SVP for Alfred Music and MakeMusic, said, “This further strengthens the partnership between Keiser Productions and MakeMusic. For many years we’ve had a productive relationship between the companies, and we’ve been privileged to offer many high quality titles from Keiser Productions in our platform. Going forward, MakeMusic Cloud will be the exclusive home for interactive practice of this outstanding and ever expanding catalog, including many new titles from all of the Keiser brands. We’ve very excited to include Keiser Productions in our ever growing family of exclusive partners!”
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed. MakeMusic Cloud, formerly SmartMusic, is an interactive music learning software that transforms the way students practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage MakeMusic Cloud to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. For more than 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is also the creator of Garritan® sound libraries, providing state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share music notation with a wide variety of software programs. Additional information can be found at makemusic.com.
Keiser Productions Inc. is a publisher of premier quality classical, symphonic, and educational works which include the catalogs of Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, Southern Music Company, EB Marks Classical, Edwin F. Kalmus & Co., and LudwigMasters Publications.