Frequently Asked Questions


What is this company?

Ring-Press was started in 2006 as a place to sell and share downloadable handbell music while supporting the composers who write and arrange for handbells. Since our founding, we have paid composers 80-percent (minus transaction fees) of the sales on their music while offering music at a lower price than other publishing houses. And, we don’t take the composer’s copyright away from them. Mission accomplished.

How many copies do I order?

One. Because it is a digital download, you do not have to worry about the number of copies your group will need. Your purchase of the file grants you unlimited use by the organization that purchased it.

How do I get the music, and how is payment handled?

You can shop for music using the search features or categories to find what you need. When you are ready to checkout, payment is accepted via credit or debit card. Once your payment is finalized, you will be given download links for the music in PDF format. Instant gratification!

What software do I need to view and print the music?

You just need a PDF viewer - nothing fancy. If you have any trouble opening the files, just contact the editor. It might not be instant, but we will make sure you get your music – even if it ends up being printed and mailed to you!

I’m a composer/arranger- do you accept submissions?

Yes! As you may have seen, our composers receive a high-percentage commission on their works, and retain all rights to their compositions and arrangements. Ring-Press is a great way to get your music out there and try some music that mainstream publishers may not consider profitable enough to invest in- or make better royalties than you can get from traditional publishers. Composers and arrangers should email a PDF and an MP3 (recorded or computer-generated handbells) of their work for consideration to Andrew Duncan at stravinsky1911@me.com.