Alfred Publishing CompanyThe Alfred Publishing House
About Alfred Music
For 94 years a leading educator of classical guitar instruments, Alfred has been producing teaching, referencing, popular and performing material for educators, undergraduates, pros and amateurs, covering all styles, instruments and levels of proficiency..... The Alfred Musics home base is in Los Angeles, with branches in Miami and New York and international branches in Germany, Singapore and the UK.
Alfred Muzic has been devoted to learning, teaching and making musi. With over 150,000 tracks currently playing, Alfred Musics presents a broad spectrum of well-known works ranging from Alfred's Basic Guitar, Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations and Suzuki to Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Cole Porter, f..,
As well as its own tracks, Alfred Music is selling more than 150 firms, among them Advanance and Belwin, Cengage Learning, Dover Publications, Drum Channel, Faber Channel, Guitar World, Highland/Etling, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Kalmus, MakeMusic, Penguin, Schaum Publications and WEA. Now Alfred Musik is also partnered with MakeMusic, which is part of the Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolios of corporations to change the way people compose, publish, teach, learn and perform and bring together the market leader in the field of musical publishing and musical tech.
Alfrred is a publisher of musical works. Established in New York in 1922, it is based in Van Nuys, California, with offices in Miami, New York, Germany, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The story of Alfred began in 1922 at Tin Pan Alley in New York City, when Sam Manus, a fiddler and distributor of ambient sound recordings for still movies, established a publishing house and called it Manus Muzic.
Most of the company's publications were of a high popularity. 1930 Sam bought Alfred & Company, a publishing house established by Alfred Haase. It was Sam who chose to summarize the name and shorten it to Alfred Metal, as the company is still called today. Sam's sophomore Morty (née Morton Manus; 1926-2016), clarinettist and piano player, began working for Alfred at the end of the 40s and got to know his Iris woman in the company when the accountant Rose Kopelman took her daugther to work one year.
The clarinettist and musician Morty, who, inspiring by the need for high-quality products for musical instruction, supervised the creation of a teaching cycle for accrual, followed by a number of textbooks for guitars, pianos and recorders. Now Alfred was more than just a banknote publishing house; the company took its first step towards becoming the market leaders in musical schooling.
The company was internationalized in 1980 with increasing turnover.