International Demand for Sheet Music Propels Sheet Music Plus' Overseas Sales Beyond 20 Percent

By Sheet Music Plus, PRNE
Monday, January 18, 2010

Sheet Music Plus experienced more than 38 percent 4th quarter increase in sales in Portugal as consumers shop abroad for sheet music

EMERYVILLE, California, January 19 - Reflecting the timeless appeal of printed and bound sheet music in the
digital age, Sheet Music Plus (, the leading
online provider of sheet music, today announced its thriving global success.
In 2009, the U.S.-based company experienced 22 percent overall international
growth spanning several dozen markets, including U.K., Canada, Australia,
France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden,
and many more. Despite last year's tough economy, the company successfully
shipped nearly 600,000 orders worldwide, fortifying its position as the
industry leader in the online printed sheet music market. With a history of
extensive profitable growth, Sheet Music Plus ended 2009 with annual revenue
of almost US$25 million. Sheet Music Plus ships between 2,000 and 5,000
orders daily to destinations in 170 countries.

"Music is the universal language, but every country faces unique
challenges when locally sourcing printed music, especially when it comes to
less common instruments and obscure compositions," said Keith Cerny, CEO of
Sheet Music Plus. "As a result, music lovers have gravitated toward our site
since we offer the world's widest selection of printed sheet music combined
with the ability to ship to most corners of the world."

In order to optimize the shopping experience for both domestic and
international customers, the company launched a new, state-of-the-art data
center. The company also made extensive enhancements to its website,
including important improvements to its on-site search and provision of local
currency conversion in dozens of markets. Sheet Music Plus sells music for
all major genres - including classical and baroque, rock and popular, jazz,
Christian, choral, Broadway, and movies / TV. It also sells a wide range of
instructional materials for school bands, choirs and orchestras.

Illustrating the company's international success, the following is Sheet
Music Plus' percentage of year over year growth in select markets: Australia
(21%), United Kingdom (20%), Canada (16%), France (34%), Germany (14%), Spain
(39%), Japan (32%), Netherlands (22%), Italy (24%), Belgium (20%), Ireland
(14%), Norway (8%), Finland (34%), Greece (65%), Sweden (12%), Switzerland
(30%), and Denmark (30%). In addition, Q4 grew relative to Q3 in the
following markets, based on a number of site enhancements directed at the
international market: Mexico (27%), Israel (50%), Portugal (38%), Russia
(92%), and more than 100% in Poland, China, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia
and Croatia.

About Sheet Music Plus

Headquartered in Emeryville, California - part of the San Francisco Bay
- Sheet Music Plus provides the largest selection of sheet music to most
locations in the world. With annual revenue of US$25 million, Sheet Music
Plus has an industry-leading catalog of more than 555,000 titles spanning a
multitude of music genres from the most specialized to the most popular for
all types of musicians, teachers, and instruments. For more corporate and
product information, please visit our website:

Stephanie Jucar, +1-415-844-6290, sjucar at, or Kimberly Kaspar, +1-415-844-6291, kkaspar at, both of Access Communications for

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