Hire Library

If you are an amateur or professional performing organisation in UK and Ireland, you can hire music for concerts and recordings from us.
MDS Hire & Copyright (MDSHC) is the exclusive distributor of hire material for Schott Music, Universal Edition and their associated catalogues. We work with major publishers across Europe to make the hire of music as easy and straightforward as possible.

Hire orders and quotes

You can now order using Zinfonia, the music publisher portal which includes the hire works of Schott and Universal Edition, and the hire catalogues of many of the other major classical publishers. Hire quotes and payments are also administered on Zinfonia. For help on using Zinfonia, or if you need more specific information. please contact MDSHC on 020 7534 0757 or hire@mdslondon.co.uk


The return address for materials will depend on the publisher, please refer to the chart below to find the relevant address. You will also find it on the hire agreement and delivery note. Materials should be returned within 2 weeks of the performance in order to avoid incurring a penalty charge.

For UK customers we provide a return service – a shipping label is emailed to you around the time of your final performance, and you can arrange a collection date/address which is convenient for you.

  • Artaria Editions
  • Astoria Verlag
  • Ars Viva
  • Bardic Edition
  • Belaieff
  • Boccaccini & Spada
  • Boelke-Bomart
  • Creazioni Artistiche Musicale
  • Carl Fischer
  • Cranz
  • European American Music (EAMC)
  • Editions Eulenburg
  • Edition Romanos
  • Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
  • Gershwin Library
  • Mobart Music
  • Panton International
  • Schott Music
Schott Music GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 1
D-55129 Mainz
GermanyTel. +49 6131 246 883
  • Casa Musicale Sonzogno
Casa Musicale Sonzogno

Via Liguria 4 – Frazione Sesto Ulteriano
20098 San Giuliano Milanese

Tel. +39 2 7600 0065

  • Breitkopf & Härtel
Breitkopf & Härtel
Hire Department
Obere Waldstrasse 30
D-65232 Taunusstein
GermanyTel. +49 6128 9663 31
  • Universal Edition
Universal Edition AG
Forsthausgasse 9
A-1200 Wien
AustriaTel. +43 1 337 23 277