Major sheet music piracy site uncovered

Major sheet music piracy site uncovered


norman lebrecht

August 14, 2015

We’ve been sent links to a swap site where users illegally exchange works by living and copyright composers.

Music publishers are invited to contact us for details. Apparently, this is a revival of a different site that was shut down by the Music Publishers Association in the USA.


UPDATE: Since music publishers are even sleepier than usual in August, if you are a composer you might like to alert your editor to this menace.


  • Alistair Hinton says:

    It’s good that you’re drawing attention to this but it’s only one of very many, the principal exception in this case perhaps being that it has previously been shut down.

    As the copyright holder and sole authorised distributor of the music and literary writings of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988) as well as my own work, I have been encountering this kind of illegal activity for some years – see

    Many sites seem to be Russian or Chinese based but this kind of activity knows no bounds or boundaries.