Zinfonia was born at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in April, 2009 when four of the world’s most prestigious classical music publishing houses; Boosey & Hawkes, Music Sales (now Wise Music), Peters Edition and Ricordi & Co. partnered with Peter Grimshaw and BTM Innovation (BTMI) to create a website where performers, librarians and academics anywhere in the world could locate and acquire performance materials. Since then, Zinfonia has grown to become a unique and popular repository of information representing more than 115,000 concert music titles by 11,000 composers from 620 imprints serving almost 77,000 users in 147 countries.
Last week, the original publisher partners transferred ownership of their shareholding in the Zinfonia Holdings Pty Ltd company to BTMI, a change that will allow us to integrate Zinfonia into all of BTMI’s suite of offerings created to serve the industry: HLMSW, the UIC, in© and our latest addition Chordata.
This marks the beginning of a considerable investment in Zinfonia to enable significant enhancements through a complete overhaul using the latest technologies. New versions of both Zinfonia and in©, scheduled for early 2024, will demonstrate the power of this new marriage.
Zinfonia will remain as the free central point for customer interaction with an updated, fast, secure and mobile-friendly interface which will offer all of the same features currently enjoyed while in© will become the central hub for publishers to manage their Zinfonia presence, as well as providing other services like paperless contracts, distribution and link management tools. Chordata and HLMSW will continue to work with all of these offerings, and HLMSW users will benefit from the option of new workflows to improve the way you interact with your Zinfonia customers (more on this a little closer to the time).
Stay tuned for lots more Zinfonia news to come.