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Today in WMH: Music Publishing Then and Now.

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5/15 Today in Weird Music History: 1501.  Venetian publisher Ottavino Petrucci founds the fist music publishing company after creating the first full book of polyphonic music from movable type.  Today, 500 years or so later, his namesake is used for the Petrucci Music Library, the largest collection of online classical music available for free download.  http://imslp.org/

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