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Desk Copy Requests
Alfred Music is able to send desk copies in accordance with the following guidelines:
If you are interested in a free copy for review in determining whether or not you will use an Alfred Music book for a class, this would be considered a perusal copy request, not a desk copy request. Please see our perusal copy policy below.
One complimentary desk copy will be sent for each teacher who is instructing a class that requires the text. The desk copy will be the same as the student copies of the book- it will not be a teacher’s resource guide. Please note that we are unable to send desk copies of software, teacher handbooks, audio materials (such as CDs) or MIDI disks.
The desk copy will be sent with the intention that it shall remain the property of the school or institution that it is sent to and should not be taken with any teacher or graduate assistant upon their departure from the institution. The desk copy should then be transferred to the professor or graduate assistant who will be taking the former teacher's place.
Alfred Music will send new desk copies at its discretion if additional sections requiring a larger number of teachers are offered or in special situations.
All desk copy requests must be submitted in writing on school letterhead to:
Attn: Customer Service/Desk Copy
PO Box 10003
Van Nuys, CA 91410
Each request must include the title of the selected text(s), the ISBN if possible, the name(s) of all teachers who will be receiving the text, and the number of students expected to enroll in the class. All shipments must be sent directly to a school address.
Perusal Copy Requests
At this time, Alfred Music is not able to offer materials for review. Please contact your local music store for their perusal policy.
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How to submit to Alfred Music for publication consideration
Alfred Music will review unsolicited manuscripts in the following educational areas only: concert band, school choral, string orchestra, percussion methods, piano, and music classroom. If you are not familiar with our publications, please visit our website and acquaint yourself with our publications to help determine if your work might be a good fit for us. Submissions are to be original material or arrangements in the public domain. Arrangements of copyrighted material will not be reviewed.
Manuscripts are to be submitted in a manner consistent with the instrumentation, grade level and notation for our specific product types. Please keep in mind that while we do produce some music for higher level ensembles (community bands and orchestras, professional ensembles), much of the music we publish is intended for educational use. Appropriate difficulty levels, and a consistent level of difficulty between instruments/voices, should be considered. Click here to review the series guidelines for band and orchestra. It is always helpful to ensure that your submission matches the instrumentation, range, and difficulty of the music produced in our catalog.
Lead sheets or song lyrics will not be reviewed.
An audio recording is required, preferably in an MP3 format. A live recording is very helpful, however, synthesized versions created from notation software are also acceptable.
We prefer manuscripts be submitted electronically to the attention of George Field, Editor, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts should be addressed to the editorial attention of one of these areas in the subject line (e.g., Attn: Concert Band Editor). If sending a hard copy of a manuscript, please do not send the original or your only copy. Submit both a printed copy of the manuscript and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address listed below. Manuscripts lacking return postage will be discarded. Recordings without a copy of the manuscript (and vice versa) will not be reviewed and will be discarded.
PO Box 10003
Van Nuys, CA 91410
Alfred Music is to be the only publisher in current review of the manuscript.
All licensing and permission requests must be submitted in writing. Please note, first initial responses may take up to 7-10 business days. Please register online, visit: alfred.com/licensing.
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Enter your information in the form and click on the "Register" button.
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Fill out the pertinent information about the item you are requesting (i.e. Item#, Product Title & Song Title).
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If you need additional help with your online licensing registration, please email Permissions directly: email@example.com. In your email, please include the following: Your Name, Phone #, Item/ISBN #, Title, Author, Reason for the Request, and Date needed by.
The Alfred Music Rental Library has hundreds of works for your orchestral, band or choral event available for rent. Our catalog represents works from many of the world’s most beloved composers, with a strong selection of pops and Christmas titles such as Music from Harry Potter films and The Polar Express and The Many Moods of Christmas suites. The library is handled by Luck's Music Library. For additional information or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred Music provides a Limited One-Year Warranty for USA & Canadian customers for our Firebrand products. All products must be registered to activate coverage. For more information, view our warranty policy.
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