Welcome to our World of Music
Boosey & Hawkes is the world’s largest specialist classical music publishing company. Together with our sister company Sikorski, we own an unrivalled catalogue of music copyrights including the works of such major 20th century composers as Stravinsky, Copland, Britten, Bartók, Shostakovich, Prokofieff, Khachaturian, Strauss and Rachmaninoff. In the 21st century, we continue to publish the very best in new music and have exclusive agreements with many of the leading international classical composers of today, including John Adams, Unsuk Chin, Anna Clyne, Sofia Gubaidulina, Karl Jenkins, James MacMillan, Olga Neuwirth, Steve Reich and Mark-Anthony Turnage. For a full list of contemporary composers please view here.
Boosey & Hawkes is a global publisher, with offices in the cultural hubs of New York, London, and Berlin, as well as a network of agents in other countries. We promote our repertoire throughout the music world and seek to lead artistic and creative taste, and we continue to invest in development towards a fully digital future.
We serve many different customers: licensing and renting music for performance, recording and broadcast; licensing music for film, TV, advertising, video games and online use; and publishing sheet music for purchase.
Our extensive catalogue of printed and digital music for the professional, student and leisure markets ranges from instrumental, band and choral to market-leading tutor books and creative teaching materials. The Shop at Boosey.com offers the full range of classical music from all international publishers and a selection of CD recordings and gifts.
Further information about Boosey & Hawkes can be found on our Company History and Company Timeline pages. For a lively and detailed history of the company we recommend you read Boosey & Hawkes: The publishing story by Helen Wallace.
Thank you for taking the time to find out about our organisation.
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