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OUP named printed music publisher of the year

OUP named printed music publisher of the year

02 December 2011

Oxford University Press’s music publishing was recognized at a prestigious UK music industry awards ceremony on Wednesday.

OUP was awarded the Printed Music Publisher of the Year Award 2011 at the Music Industries Association Awards at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London, which honours the best products, organizations, and individuals in the music industry.

The award is given annually to the publisher which has achieved outstanding all-round service standards in various fields: range of publications, consistency of brand, quality of support materials, information, and promotional campaigns, as well as an innovative approach.

OUP also picked up two other prizes at the ceremony. The award for Best Educational Publication went to Violin Globetrotters by Ros Stephen, while the Best Classical Publication 2011 went to Anne Marsden Thomas’s Oxford Service Music for Organ: Manuals and Pedals, Book 1. Violin Globetrotters was published in September 2010 with 12 original tunes in different styles from around the world, while Oxford Service Music for Organ is part of a series of six books suitable for students and church musicians of all abilities.

Music is an important part of OUP’s publishing, and it produces a range of sheet music for various combinations of voice and instrument, for choirs, and concert performance. David Blackwell, Head of Music Publishing, said “I’m immensely proud to have scooped these three awards, and they are a tribute to the whole music team. We’ve won a number of publication awards in recent years, and it’s very satisfying to crown this, in a very competitive field, with the Printed Music Publisher award.”

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