Questions and answers

What happened to Boosey and Hawkes?

What happened to Boosey and Hawkes?

Both were involved in music publishing and the manufacture of musical instruments. From 1930 the merged company continued this twin business activity for many decades until 2003 when the instrument division was sold, leaving Boosey & Hawkes focusing solely on music publishing.

Who bought Boosey and Hawkes?

Boosey & Hawkes, the music publisher with rights to works by famous composers from Benjamin Britten to Wynton Marsalis, has been sold by its private equity owners for £126m. HgCapital bought classical music specialist Boosey & Hawkes for £75m four years ago, taking it off public markets.

Do Boosey and Hawkes still make instruments?

Sadly, instrument making no longer takes place at Boosey and Hawkes. The company began in the 1790s when Thomas Boosey set the business up as a bookseller and lending library but instruments were probably first sold by Boosey and Sons around 1850.

Is Boosey and Hawkes a good clarinet?

I’ve owned 3 boosey & hawkes clarinets in my time. A pair of edgwares and a 1010. They have a reputation for using good quality wood , I’ve never had any problems with cracking or splitting and my clarinets were much neglected during my teenage years, the keywork was also very solid.

Where is Boosey and Hawkes located?

Boosey & Hawkes is a British music publisher purported to be the largest specialist classical music publisher in the world….Boosey & Hawkes.

Parent company Concord
Headquarters location Aldwych, City of Westminster London, WC2
Key people John Minch Janis Susskind OBE
Official website

How can I publish my classical music?

Publish your work in a few steps

  1. Register as a composer. Go to the comportal and make your account.
  2. Upload or update your biography. When your works are already published by Donemus, you should find your biography here.
  3. Submit a new composition.
  4. Fill in all fields.
  5. Upload your files.

How can I publish my own music?

The first step to publish your own music is to register as a publisher with a Performance Rights Organization, also known simply as a PRO. PROs collect royalties for songwriters for both the publisher and the writer, and they are simple to sign up for. The three main PROs are BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC.

How much does it cost to publish a song?

In the United States, for example, you can submit a digital or physical copy of your album to, pay the fee (currently $35), wait several months for processing, and receive a copyright registration that will protect the ownership of your musical creation in U.S. and many international courts of law.

Where should I publish my music?

The Top 5 Places to Publish Your Music

  • YouTube. Posting videos is an excellent way to share your talent with viewers around the world.
  • SoundCloud. Soundcloud first made its appearance in 2007 and has grown to attract as many as 175 million visitors per month.
  • Audiomack.
  • iTunes/ Apple Music.
  • Spotify.

How do I sell a song I wrote?

Upload your songs to SoundCloud, YouTube, and Instagram. Submit them to Internet radio stations. Make an inexpensive lyric video and start collecting fans. If listeners are excited by what they hear, you’ll soon attract the attention of the music industry.

Can you publish your own music?

Self-publishing means that you’re not only registered as a writer but also set up a body to serve as your publisher. When self-publishing your music, you hold all the rights, IP, publisher’s credit, and songwriter’s credit. You get all the royalties and full control of the compositional copyright.