Incorporated in 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts, ECS Publishing is the parent company of E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Galaxy Music Corporation, Highgate Press, Ione Press, and the record label, ARSIS Audio.
ECS Publishing remains one of a few American independent classical music publishers in business today. Although it was founded in Boston in 1921 by Ernest C. Schirmer (nephew of music publisher Gustav Schirmer), there has never been a direct relationship between the E.C. Schirmer and G. Schirmer music companies. The company remained in the hands of the Schirmer family until 1985, when Robert Schuneman became the principal owner and President.
Galaxy Music Corporation was founded in New York in 1931 by George Maxwell. In 1989, E.C. Schirmer (Galaxy’s distributor in the U.S. at the time) purchased Galaxy and moved all operations to Boston.
ECS Publishing moved its corporate offices to Framingham, Massachusetts in 2012, when it began a distribution agreement with Canticle Distributing.
Mr. Schuneman sold the company to Mark Lawson in 2014. ECS Publishing is now part of The ECS Publishing Group which includes MorningStar Music and other fine music publishers, all of which are distributed by The ECS Publishing Group's distributor, Canticle Distributing, which is also owned by Mr. Lawson. The editorial office of ECS Publishing remains in Framingham, Massachusetts. All other operations are now located at our corporate headquarters in Fenton, Missouri.
ECS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Canticle Distributing, 1727 Larkin Williams Road Fenton, MO 63026-2024
ph 800-647-2117 (USA only)
ph. 636-305-0100 (outside USA and inside metro St. Louis)