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Music firm benefits with rights to big hits from Adele, ‘Star Wars’

Larry Morton, left, president of Hal Leonard Corp., and Jeff Schroedl, executive vice president, are excited about recent additions to their print music rights to most popular music, including the sheet music for both the new Adele album and the new Star Wars soundtrack. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/TNS)

January 25, 2016

By Rick Romell Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS) MILWAUKEE — They’re jazzed over at Hal Leonard Corp. The firm already is the self-described biggest print music publisher in the world — $170 million in annual sales, 550 employees worldwide, and a Milwaukee headquarters team that includes 45...

Adele’s ‘25’ hit the stratosphere in 2015, eclipsing news of music streaming gains

January 12, 2016

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) The story of the year in the music industry should have been music streaming, as consumers almost doubled their use of streaming services in 2015. But then along came Adele. Just six weeks before the curtain fell on a year in which audio and video streaming...

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