Hal Leonard Launches New iPad App

Add Backing Tracks to Sheet Music

Hal Leonard Corporation, the world’s largest music print publisher and digital content provider, today released Hal Leonard PlayAlong, an iPad app for amateur to professional musicians who want to learn, play, record, share and perform their favorite songs using the latest iOS technology. The new app is available now on the iTunes App Store for FREE with an in-app store for optional song title purchases.

Hal Leonard PlayAlong is the first mobile app that combines interactive sheet music, pro-quality audio tracks and powerful practice/performance tools along with premier songs from the Hal Leonard catalog. The app provides the most instrument options and the largest variety of musical styles; hits from artists such as Taylor Swift, Adele, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Coldplay, the Eagles and Pink Floyd as well as hundreds of other top artists are conveniently available.

Musicians can rest assured that they are learning to play songs correctly. Hal Leonard PlayAlong features only authorized, highly accurate music notation and professionally recorded backing tracks to provide a great user experience. The app is easy to navigate and allows musicians to organize songs by “Set Lists” or as part of their larger “Library.” There is also a section to store the musician’s own PlayAlong recordings, which can be easily shared.

“Our company mission has always been to help people learn and perform music better,” said Chris Koszuta, digital media product manager, Hal Leonard Corp. “Hal Leonard PlayAlong allows us to continue on that path and use the latest music technology to help musicians of all levels sound amazing.”

About Hal Leonard Corp.

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation is the world’s largest music print publisher and digital content provider, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, DVDs, magazines, eBooks, digital sheet music, apps and more. The company is also a major distributor of music technology products, selling and marketing the most popular software, hard goods and accessories available today, to musicians and recording enthusiasts around the world. In its more than 200,000 available publications and products, Hal Leonard represents many of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; New York; Nashville; and Boston, and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.halleonard.com.