• EMEA, North America
  • Consumer Technology
  • Minority, Partnering with Founders, Private Credit

Francisco Partners backed the combination of Muse Group, an industry leader in music content and creation, and Hal Leonard, the legendary sheet music publisher and music-learning provider. The partnership of the two companies creates a leading global music learning content platform, solidifies its competitive position in the music creation industry, and allows for significant growth potential to lead content and education in both the traditional and digital form.

About Muse Group

Muse Group is a visionary, international team of music lovers and audio obsessives, empowering millions of creatives to play, produce and compose every day. The company began life in 1998 as Ultimate Guitar, a tab sharing site that grew into the world’s most popular online musician community. Muse Group now includes products such as MuseScore, Audacity, StaffPad and more (

About Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard is a world-leader in sheet music publishing, and boasts a storied history of providing music learners with the very best arrangements of popular music for over 70 years. With experienced teams based all over the globe, Hal Leonard also supplies books, instruments, gear and software to millions of educators and learners worldwide (

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