Faber Music

+44 (0)20 7908 5310

Bloomsbury House, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom


Faber Music Ltd was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber and Faber. Seeking a publisher that would offer the highest score production standards and tailored services to promote and disseminate his works, it was Benjamin Britten who triggered the venture. The principles on which it was founded have been the company’s hallmark ever since. Shortly after its birth, The Times newspaper called Faber Music “the new champion of quality in music publishing”. Fifty years on, the company is now one of the leading independent British publishers of classical, contemporary, media, and printed pop and educational music, enjoying a reputation as one of the most influential publishers of serious contemporary classical music in the world.

At the core of Faber Music’s print catalogue are tutors, repertoire and educational publications by world-renowned figures in their respective fields, including Fanny Waterman, Paul Harris and Pam Wedgwood. Most recent is the launch of the Lang Lang Piano Academy, a learning method created by one of the most influential pianists the world has ever seen.

Besides repertory works by Vaughan Williams, Arnold, Holst and Britten, Faber Music’s performance catalogue features one of the most distinguished lists of internationally recognised house composers, including George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, Oliver Knussen, Jonathan Harvey and, most recently, Anders Hillborg. The company’s established British core (Colin and David Matthews, Julian Anderson, Nicholas Maw, Tansy Davies) is complemented by a strong Australian connection, (Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Matthew Hindson), and a growing catalogue of young talent (Francisco Coll, Martin Suckling and Tom Coult).

Faber Music also handles Carl Davis’s renowned scores for great films of the silent era (including NapoleonThe General and the Chaplin Mutuals), Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the concert works of Paul McCartney, Howard Goodall and Jonny Greenwood, and the classical/electronic composer Anna Meredith.

The company’s substantial media division represents outstanding internationally established composers of music for film and television, including Howard Goodall (Vicar of DibleyMr Bean), Jonny Greenwood (There will be blood) and Carl Davis (Pride & Prejudice, Cranford). Through its subsidiary Rights Worldwide Ltd it offers a specialist service of copyright administration to media composers and production companies. Award-winning composers include Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), Jeremy Sams (Enduring Love), Simon Rogers (Hustle) and Dan Jones (Any Human Heart).

Following an exclusive European print licence deal with Warner Chappell in 2005, the catalogue now encompasses some of the most famous names in popular 20th-century music: Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, an array of Broadway and West End musicals and some of the biggest names in contemporary pop and rock, including Radiohead, Elbow and Muse. As the exclusive agent for the Warner Chappell rental catalogue outside North America, Faber Music handles a vast array of musicals (including Bugsy Malone), operas, operettas and popular concert works (including Gershwin, Bax, Coates and Loewe).

Faber Music’s philosophy is to identify and support outstanding composing and other creative musical ability wherever it is to be found, and to provide supreme service for all of its partners and customers by nurturing a close working relationship with each. The company continues to build up and promote its music copyrights internationally, and is proud to provide distribution and administration facilities of unrivalled excellence.

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Tido Music

+44 (0) 207 553 4001

2-6 Bache's Street, London N1 6DN, United Kingdom


Tido is a platform for discovering, learning and playing music. Unlimited access to a growing range of piano sheet music, expert video tutorials and performances, and much more. 

Transform your piano playing with Tido Music:

  • No more page turns! Tido Music listens to you and turns pages automatically
  • Real, professional recordings – not MIDI – synchronised with sheet music. Adjust the tempo and jump to anywhere in the music
  • Personalise your scores with annotations such as fingerings and dynamics
  • Watch performances from leading pianists in 3 close-up views
  • Improve your technique with exclusive guidance, practice tips and advice
  • Learn more about the composers and their music with expert commentary and analysis
  • With music from Bach, Mozart and Debussy to Gershwin, Radiohead and La La Land.


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Sing Up

+44 (0)20 7908 5148

74-77 Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom

Sing Up places singing at the heart of education by providing a complete singing package through a digital music platform, termly magazine and training.

With over ten years’ experience at the forefront of music education, we have created Membership packages that are flexible and well-loved by teachers and vocal leaders across the world.

Whether you are a teacher, a freelance music educator, a music service or a music education hub, Sing Up will enable you to cultivate strong communities and healthy, happy and confident students.

Sing Up resources

Membership includes access to over 850 fantastic songs, from pop to classical, arranged to promote good vocal health in young voices.

Our resources are designed to help you use singing for cross-curricular learning in the classroom or to act as a complete foundation for musical learning across the school – from Early Years to age 18 and beyond.

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Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML)

+44 (0)20 7400 3100

The Copyright Licensing Agency, Barnards Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN, UK


The Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML) covers copying from printed music.

The licence provides annual blanket permission to copy and reuse content from printed music in the following ways:

  • Make photocopies and scans of entire works of printed music or up to 10% of an anthology or choral work
  • Use score-writing software programs to arrange print music
  • Make notations by hand on copies of print music
  • Make new arrangements to suit any instrumentation your school has available
  • Share print music on a school VLE

The school must own at least one original copy of the sheet music and the copy must be for use in school activities.

Schools Printed Music Licence exceptions

Although you are free to copy the vast majority of musical works under the licence, there are a few exceptions and exclusions that you need to know about.

Am I covered by the Schools Printed Music Licence?

Details of which institutions are covered are shown below:

  • State maintained schools in England
    All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Department of Education
  • State maintained schools in Scotland
    All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Scottish Government
  • State maintained schools in Northern Ireland
    All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Education Authority
  • State maintained schools in Wales
    Schools are licensed through local councils. If your school is in Bridgend, Conwy, Denbighshire, Merthyr Tydfil or Vale of Glamorgan, you should view the list of licensed Welsh schools to check if it is included. If your school is in any other council area, then it is not licensed and you should ask your council if they will arrange a licence on your behalf
  • Independent schools in England
    Contact The Independent Association of Prep Schools for more information
  • Independent schools in Scotland
    Contact The Scottish Council of Independent Schools for more information

Support resources

Please click on the links below to view user guides and licence terms.

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+49 561 31 05-0

Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35-37, Kassel, Germany

Beginning with the participation in the German singing movement during the 1920s, Protestant church music and the burgeoning interest in early music, Bärenreiter quickly developed its distinctive profile.

Close contacts with musicological research led not only to the publication of the milestone encyclopaedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (now in a second, completely revised and expanded edition), but also to a host of new critical complete editions, used extensively by both scholars and musicians all over the world.

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Theodore Presser Company

+1 610-592-1222

588 North Gulph Road, Wayne, PA, USA

In October 1883, with $250 in cash, Theodore Presser began publishing The Etudemusic magazine in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The immediate success of this magazine for piano teachers prompted him to seek larger publishing facilities in Philadelphia the next year, and to invent mail-order subscriptions for national sales.

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The School Musicals Company

+44 (0)1 483 503050

11 Stoke Road, Guildford GU1 4HW, UK

The School Musicals Company is a family business and, like you, we want the very best for our children.

We feel passionately that all children should be given engaging resources that will help them to grow and learn, and have a huge amount of fun along the way! We want to spark the imagination and nurture a love of drama, singing and musical theatre that will last a lifetime.

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Trinity College London

+44 20 7820 6100

AMP House, 4 Dingwall Rd, Croydon CR0 2LX, UK

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877.

We specialise in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts and English language.

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Edition Peters

+44 (0)20 7553 4000

Peters Edition Ltd, 2-6 Bache's Street, London N1 6DN, United Kingdom

Edition Peters is one of the world’s leading classical music publishers with a distinguished publishing history stretching back to 1800.

The Edition Peters Group was formed in August 2010 and consists of Peters UK, Peters Germany and Peters USA.

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Oxford University Press Music (OUP)

+44 (0) 1536 452657

Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, United Kingdom

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

They offer sheet music for multiple instruments as well as a music hire library.

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Jolly Music

+44 (0)20 8501 0405

Tailours House, High Road, Chigwell IG7 6DL, United Kingdom

The Music Handbooks
Provide teachers with step-by-step lesson plans and accompanying CD’s for teaching music skills to a class.

The Music Handbook Beginners
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way.

The Music Handbook Level 1
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way. Follows on from Beginners level.

The Music Handbook Level 2
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way. Follows on from Level 1.

The Music Handbook Level 3
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way. Follows on from Level 2.

Jolly Music Big Books
These full-colour big books, with integral fold-out stand, are suitable for whole class singing. The ideal accompaniment to the Music Handbooks.

Jolly Music Big Book Beginners
The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook Beginners, containing the complete collection of 5 rhymes and 24 songs in a large easy-to-read format.

Jolly Music Big Book Level 1
The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, Level 1, containing the complete collection of 7 rhymes and 29 songs in a large easy-to-read format.

Jolly Music Big Book Level 2
The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, Level 2, containing the complete collection of 4 rhymes and 25 songs in a easy-to-read format.

Jolly Music Big Book Level 3
 The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, Level 3, containing the complete collection of 4 rhymes and 25 songs in a easy-to-read format.

South-East England

Teach music in school with Jolly Music

Get your class singing!

Jolly Music has been developed so that any primary/elementary teacher, whether they are a musician or non-specialist, can effectively teach music to schoolchildren and help them learn to love music! The carefully developed primary/elementary music resources offer clear step-by-step guides to singing lessons, accompanying Audio CDs for additional teaching support, and illustrated Big Books with song lyrics, giving teachers the confidence to teach music in an effective and enjoyable way.

Teach music skills in a fun & effective way with Jolly Music!

Jolly Music is based on the tried and tested principles of Hungarian composer and music educator, Zoltán Kodály. Using this philosophy, Cyrilla Rowsell and David Vinden, both experienced practitioners and teachers of the Kodály method, have developed the Jolly Music programme.

Jolly Music is a structured and progressive programme for teaching music skills to children. It is a multi-sensory programme, with all the teaching done through singing. This approach enables children to become instant music makers without the need to learn how to play an instrument.

How does Jolly Music work?

Through a repertoire based on playground rhymes and songs, children become aware of musical elements including pulse, rhythm, pitch, loudness and speed. Activities and musical games support multi-sensory learning and make the lessons fun. The singing lessons are carefully structured to build the key musical skills of listening, singing in tune, inner hearing, and ultimately reading and writing music. Taught in this way, classroom music will build children’s motivation, enthusiasm and confidence, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment.

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Online scores

Musica Piano

H-1021 Budapest, Budenz út 1, Hungary

Musica Piano offers free online access to tens of thousands of pages of classical music scores in top quality edited by Könemann Music Budapest and other publishers.

Musica Piano comes with thousands of recordings by renowned artists in audio and even in video. The recordings are synchronised with the scores – we call these Syntunes.

The Könemann Music Budapest scores have been available in print since the 90s and have been academically edited mostly in Urtext quality by the finest Hungarian and some international musicians. Könemann scores earned the highest reputation in the music world due to their excellent quality.

Our scores have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and now we have transferred the high quality of our printed scores into the digital world and created: Musica Piano.

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