September 21, 2006 at 08:00 AM EDT
'You Raise Me Up' Surpasses 20,000 Downloads at Musicnotes.com

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicnotes.com, the online leader in digital sheet music, announced today that it has sold over 20,000 downloads of sheet music for the song "You Raise Me Up."

Written by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland and made popular by a performance by Josh Groban, "You Raise Me Up" is the first song to break the 20,000 download mark for Musicnotes.

Sheet music for the song was first made available for download in October of 2003. Musicnotes.com now offers the song in over 30 different downloadable arrangements, the most popular of which is a piano/vocal/guitar arrangement that sells for $4.95 a download.

"This is yet another amazing milestone for this timeless song. Our thanks go to Musicnotes for their vision in providing such a valuable economic link between music publishers, songwriters and the general public," said Kathy Spanberger, President & Chief Operating Officer, Peermusic, USA.

"More and more consumers are discovering the joy of digital sheet music downloads," said Musicnotes CEO, Kathleen Marsh. "It has never been easier to find and learn how to play that special song. We believe the day is coming soon where select songs will sell 100,000 downloads and generate significant incremental royalties for publishers and their songwriters."

About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an impressive online catalog of over 50,000 digital sheet music titles, built on the strength of content agreements with Alfred Publishing, BMG, Famous Music, Peermusic, Word Music, EMI Christian, Bug Music, Sony/ATV Publishing and others. Internet Retailer Magazine, who selected Musicnotes as one of the Top 50 Retail Web Sites for 2006, recently designated Musicnotes as one of the top 500 online retailers. On the web: http://www.musicnotes.com

Source: Musicnotes.com

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