Musicnotes Reviews

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Kathleen Marsh
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    Where great technology careers go to die

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI

    I worked at Musicnotes full-time (more than an year)


    Company culture, interesting coworkers, and they feed you a lot.


    If you are in the IT profession, you will want to steer clear. The management team has no interest in best practices, nor do they have a clear vision of how to update their 13 year old codebase (Classic ASP). Talented people are either fired or leave. Even though they may be bringing their codebase into the 21st century, prepare to be challenged or even scolded by management when they cannot wrap their heads around how you write code and architect solutions.

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    Your website is not broken, the way you implement new features and address current bugs is what is broken. If you are content with the millions of dollars you generate in revenue each year and have no inclination to make fundamental changes to your technology, then be upfront about that when you interview and hire. Stop pretending you are a technology company. You are a seller of digital sheet music with a website and nothing more.

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Headquarters Madison, WI
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

This company strikes a chord with musicians looking for digital sheet music. Musicnotes offers a catalog of digital sheet music and guitar tabs for nearly 110,000 songs. Users download the music directly to their computers via the company's Web site at The company has agreements with such content providers as Alfred Music Publishing, Cherry Lane Music Company, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and Theodore Presser. It also offers an online catalog of more than 260,000 traditional music books, CDs, and videos. Musicnotes has some 2 million customers. The company... More

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