The public domain search feature lets you browse and import sheet music coming from the largest public domain online platforms, such as the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) or the Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL).

You can access this public domain search from the Home screen :

And from the Import View :

In addition to directly creating a piece in your Newzik library, we automatically record the name of the composer and the full title of the work!

How to import IMSLP sheet music?

 When you enter into IMSLP website via Newzik:

  1. Click on the download arrow or on the title work 
  2. Wait for 15 seconds
  3. Click on the download link
  4. View the sheet music
  5. Import in Newzik

IMSLP is one of the largest and most recognized online platforms for copyright-free sheet music with over 100,000 different works. 

Please find below a tutorial video on the steps to follow in order to import IMSLP sheet music.

Known limitations: while navigating through the embedded IMSLP website, you might notice that some buttons don't work, such as the "viewer" icon. This is a known limitation due to Safari integration and we are sorry for this. You might also encounter intermediary disclaimer pages before landing to the final download page, which warms you that the work might not be copyrighted in your geography.

How to import CPDL sheet music?


When you enter into CPDL website via Newzik:

  1. Click on the PDF icon 
  2. View the sheet music
  3. Import in Newzik

CPDL offers a wide selection of PDF scores for voice and choir, as well as texts, translations and other useful information for performers.

Please find below a tutorial video on the steps to follow in order to import CPDL sheet music.

What does “Public Domain” mean? ©

The public domain is made up of all works that are no longer protected by copyright. A score in the public domain can therefore be used freely and without charge.


In general, a work enters the public domain 70 years after the death of the composer. But be careful, there are many exceptions depending on the country concerned.


In order to master the workings of the public domain and to have a responsible, wise and enlightened use, here is an article which deepens this subject.