Hire Library

We hire instrumental, vocal and choral scores and parts to professional and non-professional performers all over the world. As a publisher we also have facilities to manufacture our own printed materials in-house, many of which are available as print-on-demand.

How to Hire

If you wish to hire on of the pieces from our catalogue please send us an email at info[at]lsmpublishing.com or use the contact form on our website.

Perusual Scores

You may order perusal scores either via email or via the contact form on our website.

Fees & Payments

Hire fees are agreed prior to processing each order via email.

Our hire tariff takes into consideration: the duration of the piece, the duration of hire, the number of performances, any discounts applicable (e.g. educational).

Our invoices are payable within 14 days from the issue date. Invoices for hired pieces can only be paid by bank transfer.

The following surcharges will be applied, if relevant:

  • Rush fee (orders placed 14 days or fewer before the “date required”)
  • Premiere fee
  • Broadcast/recording/streaming supplementary fee
  • Cancellation fee
  • Extension of hire period
  • Lost/missing parts replacement
  • Late return fee

Postage & Returns

Carriage costs will be provided at the time the order is placed. Our usual method of despatch is via UPS Express. Overseas carriage costs vary. At the end of the hire period you are responsible for returning the materials to the Luis Schmidt Music Hire Library using a tracked service.

Please address all parcels to:

Luis Schmidt Music UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
– Subdepartment for Hire
11 Hazelmoor
Hebburn NE31 1DH
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom


If you are seeking permission to choreograph a work not originally intended for dance please note that we may have to consult the relevant composer for approval of your request before proceeding.