MELBOURNE, AUSTRLAIA - Effective January 1, 2016, Hal Leonard Australia will assume distribution of the esteemed Willis Music catalog featuring well-established piano methods and supplementary materials from composers such as John Thompson, Edna Mae Burnam, William Gillock, Glenda Austin, Eric Baumgartner, Naoka Ikeda, Wendy Stevens, and many more. Founded in 1899, Willis Music Company is one of the oldest and most successful publishers of all time, with their catalog currently containing over 12,000 titles and distribution around the world in 13 languages. Willis has been distributed in North America and several other countries by Hal Leonard Corporation since 2005.
Richard Snape, Head of Sales and Marketing for Hal Leonard Australia, says, "Hal Leonard Australia is absolutely delighted to be distributing the prestigious Willis catalogue to the Australian and New Zealand territories as of January 1st, 2016. Since Hal Leonard began its association with Willis Music in 2005, we gained a deeper understanding of the growth opportunities with the catalogue in the Australian market."
Kevin Cranley, President of Willis Music Company added, "We're very excited to be working with our partners at Hal Leonard Australia. Our relationship with Hal Leonard in the United States has been one of mutual teamwork and growth and we're happy to extend the relationship even further around the world!"
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