The Node Records Story:
Node is a connection point. It connects artists with not only fans, but also with a network of services: recording, publishing, distribution, promotion, and licensing. It connects audiences with content curated uniquely for them.
We are more than just a record label. Coming from an international family of music companies, the Music Sales Group, and a proven track record spanning more than 150 years, Node, the youngest daughter, can offer you what no other record label can—connecting the dots!
Diverse cross-genre philosophy:
Our experience goes beyond the limits of genre. Many of the world’s most famous classical music publishing houses are part of the Music Sales Group. Novello & Company, Chester Music, J. Curwen and Sons, G Schirmer, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Unión Musical Ediciones and Bosworth are just some of the international publishers who together, form the world’s largest independent holdings of classical music and represent many of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our numerous song catalogues, including Campbell Connelly, The Sparta Florida Music Group and Bosworth & Co, reflect a continuum of popular music stretching from the 1920s to the present day. Additionally, we administer copyrights for various international sister companies and support our own roster of songwriters who generate original material.
To help maximize the value of your music, here are a few of the services that will be available to you as a Node artist:
We will promote the release to various markets, including our Film & TV licensing contacts. Additionally, we will mail physical copies to radio stations and media critics to garner airplay and reviews. We also offer good rates on display ads in various magazines and can share some of those costs with artists who wish to participate.
Film & TV synchronization:
The Film & TV division has international offices dedicated to helping promote media use of your songs and compositions. From the work of contracted composers to wholly-owned song catalogues, Music Sales Film & TV maximizes the value of all its music assets by vigorously promoting their use in advertising, movies, TV and radio broadcasting.
Music Sales Group publishes sheet music and songbooks for many of the major names and groups of contemporary and 20th century popular music. Artists and groups in print include Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, U2, AC/DC, Coldplay, Oasis and ABBA. Musical shows and film music are also published in a variety of themed collections. In addition to many collections of the Group’s composers – Einaudi, Yared, Glass, Iglesias, and Nyman – we publish an extensive range of Classical repertoire.
We promote and distribute our music to independent retailers worldwide using our international network of field representatives and telesales teams. Additionally, our high street stores serve professional and amateur musicians as well as educators and music students. Musicroom stores are often the main focus for music-making in the local community, hosting special events that feature composers, teachers and performers. In addition to printed music, all stores offer instant access to a virtual stockroom of some 45,000 pieces of sheet music – any of which can be printed out in high quality, on demand. Our e-commerce site ships products to customers in more than 100 countries from distribution centers in the US, UK, France, Germany and Australia. It offers one of the world’s largest selections of sheet music, music books and instruments as well as a wide variety of tuition books, CDs, DVDs, accessories and software.
The Music Sales Group offers online print on-demand sheet music service that delivers professionally engraved, legal and secure sheet music direct to consumers. It makes sheet music instantly available and offers a range of high quality audio backing tracks and video learn-how-to-play lessons. Music Sales has made its publications available in electronic form on all major eBook stores from Amazon’s Kindle to Apple’s iBook Store. Drawing upon our expertise in high quality sheet music and educational material, Music Sales has developed a global interactive sheet music app for iPad that provides access to its full product catalogue. The Orchestra – Reinvented for iPad is a ground-breaking iPad App giving unprecedented interactive exploration of orchestral music and instruments, presented by Music Sales, Touch Press and Rite Digital.