Alfred Music

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Alfred Music
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Founded 1922
Founder Albert Joseph Piantadosi
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
Official website

Alfred Music is a family-owned and operated music publishing company. Founded in New York in 1922, it is headquartered in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, with additional branches in Miami, New York, Nashville, Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.


The company was founded in New York by composer and musician Albert Joseph Piantadosi in 1922 and purchased in 1928 by violinist Sam Manus. When clarinetist and pianist Morty Manus began working for his father's company in the 1950s, he began focusing company efforts on education.[1] In 1975, it moved to larger offices in Los Angeles. In 1980, with growing sales, the company went international.

In 2002, the company partnered with Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, and in 2005 it acquired Warner Bros. Publications from the Warner Music Group, again expanding its business.[1][2]

In 1996, Morty Manus's son Steven Manus became CEO of the company. In 2008, he was followed in that role by his brother Ron Manus.[1]

Behind the Player[edit]

Behind the Player is a series of DVDs from Alfred Music Publishing, consisting of conversations with and bona fide song instruction from hard rock guitarists.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Ferrisi, Dan (29 May 2012). "Ron Manus • CEO, Alfred Music Publishing". The Music & Sound Retailer. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Our History". Alfred Music. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "George Lynch: 'Behind The Player' Dvd Available". 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  • American Music Teacher (April–May 2005) "Alfred to purchase Warner Bros. Publications"

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