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We invite you to join with us as we look back at the significant milestones in our history that led to the global media company we are today.

In 2020, a quarter of a millennium after it was founded, Schott Music is one of the leading music and media publishers for classical and contemporary music, and incorporates over twenty music publishing brands. Since its beginnings in 1770, Schott Music has been family-owned and today, the parent company in the historic city of Mainz, along with its international subsidiaries, is headed by Dr. Peter Hanser-Strecker as president and managing director.

With its broad and international publishing programme, ranging from performance and educational literature, urtext editions, teaching methods, six specialist journals, choral music, jazz, study scores, complete editions, books on music, and CDs, Schott Music has influenced all areas of musical life. This range of products is augmented by innovative digital products such as music apps, eBooks and eScores. Schott also provides theatres, opera houses and orchestras around the world with performance material for almost 10,000 concert and stage works.

Around 150 employees in editorial, production and distribution contribute to the international success of the publishing house and, together with the composers and authors, help to create new music. They give fresh impetus to musical life and meet the demands of customers from all over the world.

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Use Newzik to discover treasures from our 250-year publishing programme

In challenging times like these we want to encourage you to make music by offering all users of the iOS sheet music app Newzik the opportunity to get to know our anniversary volumes Joy of Music – Discoveries from the Schott Archives free of charge. The volumes are published for piano, violin, violoncello, flute, and clarinet. If you like, upload your performance using the hashtag #youandschott on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We are looking forward to many musical contributions, which we would like to share with the world.

Here’s how it works:

Just send an email to, indicating the email address of your Newzik account and your instrument. We will then unlock the sheet music for your account and you can try it out free of charge until 31 May 2020. If you do not have a Newzik account yet, you can set up an account free of charge by downloading the app from the AppStore and registering with your email address.

Stay healthy and still enjoy making music!


>>> Musical milestones from our publishing history: Schott Archive – New editions of historic treasures <<<