Welcome to Onstage & Backstage, the blog of the book publisher, Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. Here, you will find guests posts by our authors, author interviews, excerpts of our books, and more!
Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation, publishes performing arts books under five imprints. Click on the names of the imprints to visit their websites.
Established in 1991, Backbeat Books offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music. These include musician biographies, Backbeat’s Handbook Series, Rikky Rooksby’s songwriting series, Tony Bacon’s guitar books, music FAQ books, collections from Guitar Player and Electronic Musician, the music If You Like… books, and much more.
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Hal Leonard Books
An imprint for music enthusiasts, professionals, and students, Hal Leonard Books includes Bobby Owsinski’s Handbook Series, the Music Pro Guides series, the Quick Pro Guides series, Moses Avalon’s music business books, the Hal Leonard Recording Method, and software guide books.
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Founded in 1987, Amadeus Press offers a full line of books on classical music and opera. It includes the Unlocking the Masters series, Opera Bios series, and the Classical Hour at Steinway Hall.
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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
Now in its third decade, Applause is America’s foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books. The catalog covers the film and television FAQ books, Theatre World, Screen World, the Applause Libretto Library, the Playbill Broadway Yearbook, Best American Short Plays, Charlotte Chandler’s celebrity biographies, and much more.
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For more than 20 years, Limelight Editions has been one of the world’s leading publishers of books on the performing arts, now with series like Music on Film and If You Like…. Limelight is also home to acting books from Robert Blumenfeld, Bruce Miller, and more.
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