Sign up for special offers and exclusive content!

Welcome to Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group Online, home to the Amadeus Press, Backbeat Books, Limelight Editions, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, and Hal Leonard Books imprints, as well as many distributed books. Browse our sites for the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more.

More about our books

Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio
The Spirituality of Richard Gere
Richard Strauss � An Owner's Manual: Unlocking the Masters Series
Music 4.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age
Songs and Solos: Creating the Right Solo for Every Song
Steal Away the Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day
Stella! Mother of Modern Acting
Acting on the Script
Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show (Eighth Edition)
Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical
Johnny Cash FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Man in Black
South Park FAQ: All That's Left to Know About The Who, What, Where, When and #%$ of America's Favorite Mountain Town
The Room: The Definitive Guide
Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Time-Travel, Alien, Robot, and Out-of-This-World Movies Since 1970
The Art of Gothic: Music + Fashion + Alt Culture
The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014 - Tenth Annual Edition
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Brian May's Red Special: The Story of the Home-made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World
In Character: Opera Portraiture
Robert Plant: The Voice That Sailed the Zeppelin
The Pensado Papers: The Rise of Visionary Online Television Sensation, Pensado's Place
Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book
The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen - Libretto, Background, and Photos
Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World
Southbound - An Illustrated History of Southern Rock
Excess All Areas: A Lighthearted Look at the Demands and Idiosyncrasies of Rock Icons on Tour
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro - Libretto, Background, and Photos
A Field Guide to Actor Training
Music Marketing for the DIY Musician: Creating and Executing a Plan of Attack on a Low Budget
A Friend in the Music Business: The ASCAP Story
Zen and the Art of Mixing: REV 2
Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny

What's New?
More About Closer Look
Music Pro Guides
FAQ Series
Moses Avalon
GuitarInstructor.com
LyricStore.com