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Course Technology PTR - Alfred Music Publishing

Alfred Music Publishing, a leading provider of high-quality music products since 1922, today announced an exclusive agreement to distribute Course Technology PTR titles for music technology. Course Technology PTR, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of professional, technical and reference materials, is the publisher of Avid’s Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware titles, which will be distributed by Alfred as part of the agreement.

“Our agreement with Course Technology PTR brings new products to our portfolio for our customers, complementing our existing offerings in the music technology space,” said Alfred’s COO Bryan Bradley. “The expanded product line not only makes more music technology material accessible to customers, but it also gives them the ability to buy both the software and educational tools in one place.”

With a strong distribution network, Alfred’s ability to reach a broad range of customers yields benefits to both the music retailer and customer alike. Many retailers sell music hardware and software that is not often user-friendly, however, by providing access to Course Technology PTR’s music technology titles, retailers will ensure their customers have the necessary reference material to fully understand how to use the products they have purchased, which will in turn save them and consumers valuable time.

“We are pleased to partner with Alfred Publishing in order to place our music technology titles directly in the hands of professionals and consumers who want to learn more about production, mastering, recording, notation and the music industry in general,” said Stacy Hiquet, publisher and general manager, Course Technology PTR.

About Alfred Music Publishing

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.

About Cengage Learning and Course Technology PTR

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Course Technology PTR, was formed in 2001 as the retail division of Course Technology. It is comprised of the former imprints Premier Press, Muska Lipman, ArtistPro and Charles River Media. The company provides learning solutions for professionals interested in learning more about business, music technology, game development, animation, graphic design, programming or certification. For more information please visit www.cengage.com or www.courseptr.cengage.com.