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Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions below. We regularly update this list in response to common customer inquiries. If you don’t find an answer to your question below, please click here to contact us and we will do our best to help you out.

Quick Jump

How do I download my digital books?

Our free reader apps let you view books purchased at HudsonMusic.com on your iOS, Macintosh or Windows computer device. To download and install one of these free reader apps, choose a version below:

I don’t see my books to view in the book reader app.

If you are logged in to your account in the reader app, but are not seeing your purchased book, please be sure to tap the button labeled “#all”. You will then see all books displayed – scroll to find your purchased book and click the Download button below the cover to start download. The “#downloaded” button is a quick way to filter the catalog to display only books you have previously #downloaded to the device.

Orders, Shipping, Tracking

For US orders – books and DVDs are typically processed and shipped within 24 hours. We ship via USPS for standard and priority orders.

For International orders – most orders are shipped within 24 hours and are shipped via UK Mail or USPS, depending on your location and warehouse availability.

Digital products – such as eBooks and Instant Video – do not require shipping and are available immediately!

With very few exceptions, Hudson Music ships orders globally. For certain products and promos, global shipping may not be an option (sorry).

Upon shipment, you will receive a confirmation from us which includes a tracking number. Tracking numbers can take from 24-48 hours to activate.

Payments, Refunds, Exchanges

Digital Goods – eBooks and Video

Refunds or exchanges are not available on digital books, instant video or other electronic delivery items purchased through the Hudson Music Bookstore apps for iOS or Android, or through HudsonMusic.com.

Physical Goods – DVD, Book or CD

If you receive a physical good (DVD, Print Book or CD) that is defective, or otherwise unopened, and you would like to exchange or receive a refund, please contact us and we will assist.

Physical Goods – Posters, Clothing, Mugs and other Giftware Items

Physical Goods such as Posters, Clothing, Mugs and other Giftware Items are printed on-demand, just for you. Returns and exchanges are not available for these items, in cases where you ordered the wrong size, color, or simply don’t like the product.

The exception is if there is a problem with an item on your order, such as you receiving the incorrect item, incorrect color, incorrect size, or otherwise defective item. In these cases, please get in touch with us within 30 days of product delivery. We will replace these items free of charge or offer a refund in case of a mis-shipment, damaged product or a manufacturing error. In these cases, please contact us and we will assist.

We accept major credit cards (Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Amex), as well as PayPal. Our cart is 100% secure.

We use a 100% secure shopping cart for all transactions, which includes state of the art encryption to protect your data. We do not store any payment information on our servers.

Account Information

Click here to go to the lost password page and follow the instructions to reset your password. Please contact us if you are unable to reset your password and we will assist.

We take data security and privacy very seriously. We collect and use details about you to maintain and manage your account. This may include your name, email address, billing or mailing addresses, and HudsonMusic.com purchase history. We also track site traffic in order to better serve our customers’ wants and needs, and to share suggestions for additional content related to what you already own. We do not share your personal data with any third parties.

Where applicable, we comply with GDPR and similar data privacy and management regulations, and will, on your request, remove your personal data from our systems. Please know that if you request this action, your account with HudsonMusic.com will be closed, deactivated, and deleted, and you may lose access to purchased materials after the account and data is removed.

For more information on our privacy policy and the terms and conditions of the use of this website, please click here.

Digital Books FAQ

Due to a new shortcut feature on some newer Macs, there is a conflict with the account login input in the desktop version of Bookstore app. In these cases, you will see behavior which acts as if letter “d” was a shortcut for Delete and letter “e” for Emoticons etc…

Please try these workarounds to login to your account within the book reader app:

  • Macbooks with M1 chips can install iPad/iPhone apps, so it is possible to find and install Hudson Music app from AppStore and it works pretty well. There is no problem with the input.
  • If you press the “control” key with the special letters noted above, they are typed as intended – so when typing the login email address – keep holding “control” key and it is possible to type it in..

We apologize for the trouble and will address this in the next release of our app software.

Our free reader apps let you view books purchased at HudsonMusic.com on your iOS, Macintosh or Windows computer device. To download and install one of these free reader apps, choose a version from the icons located at the top of this page.

Printing for books is not available – if physical copies are your preference, we recommend our selection of traditional print books, also available at HudsonMusic.com.

Digital Products are offered with a single-user license, and may not be shared by more than one user – in other words, each person is required to purchase his or her own books for use. Each user/customer is permitted to download and access their purchased Digital Products on three (3) devices at one time. When you purchase access to the Digital Products you are purchasing a non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access the information. You may not publish or share the Digital Products or your login details with anyone else.  User accounts found to be in violation of this terms of use will be suspended and access to Digital Products will be revoked immediately.

With any of our digital eBooks that feature audio, you simply need to tap a given stave of notation, and audio playback will begin, right within the app. No separate files or purchases are required. Most available audio examples are marked on the page either with an existing icon (such as a CD icon) or a small play button (usually on full-chart pages).

When you purchase an eBook from HudsonMusic.com that includes audio, you can now download those audio files to your computer, as well as having them embedded in the book. To download, login to HudsonMusic.com, visit the product page for which you’d like to download the audio – if owned, you will see a notice: “You Own This Product!”, with a link to download a zip file of all audio tracks associated with that book.

Once you download the book into your reader app, you do not need an internet connection to read it. The embedded media will require an internet connection to view (audio and video). We do this to keep our download file sizes smaller, and as most people are connected at most times, this is usually not a problem.
For each book that features audio, we do also provide a download link for those files so that they can be downloaded and used offline or in the media player of your choice. We do not provide a direct download of video at this time.

iOS Devices: Your existing Apple ID, or the account you created at checkout on HudsonMusic.com are what are needed to login or access purchased books. Please click here for an explanation on how to log in to the reader apps to access purchased books.

Android Devices: Your existing Google Play ID, or the account you created at checkout on HudsonMusic.com are what are needed to login or access purchased books. Please click here for an explanation on how to log in to the reader apps to access purchased books.

Purchases made from HudsonMusic.com: During checkout, you will have created your account at HudsonMusic.com using your email address and a password. These credentials are what are needed to login or access purchased books. Please click here for an explanation on how to log in to the reader apps to access purchased books.

I forgot my password and am not able to log in to the reader app to access my books. If you purchased your books through HudsonMusic.com, please click here to reset your password. If you purchased your books through the HudsonMusic Bookstore app for iOS or Android using in-app purchasing, you will need to reset your password with Apple.

I have purchased a book through the Hudson Music Bookstore app for Apple/Android, but it will not download. What should I do. Please contact us through out support system and we will assist you. Please do not “repurchase” the book in question through another channel – we will be unable to offer refunds on duplicate purchases through different channels!

for the best user experience we recommend the following as a minimum:

Apple iOS

  • Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • iPhone 5 or newer recommended
  • iPad 2 or newer recommended.
  • An Apple ID and iTunes Store account.
  • Internet connection to purchase and download books, and to access embedded media (audio and video).

Mac OSX

  • Requires OSX version 10.8 or later.
  • Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini or other compatible machine.
  • Intel Core i5 processor or faster recommended.
  • Requires Adobe AIR to be installed (a free application – will be installed as part of the app installation).
  • 2 GB or more of RAM memory.
  • 250MB available hard disk space (per book).
  • Internet connection to purchase and download books, and to access embedded media (audio and video).

Windows

  • Requires Windows version 7 or later.
  • Compatible desktop or laptop computer.
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 250MB available hard disk space (per book)
  • Internet connection to purchase and download books, and to access embedded media (audio and video).

Books purchased in the Hudson Music Bookstore apps for iOS and Android using in-app purchase can not be accessed from within the Desktop Reader. Books purchased on Apple iOS devices using using in-app purchase will only be accessible on iOS devices using your Apple ID. Books purchased on Android devices using using in-app purchase will only be accessible on Android devices using your Google Play ID. This is a restriction due to Apple ID and Google Play accounts beyond our control.

For customers wanting the most flexible content viewing options, we recommend purchasing books from this website, HudsonMusic.com. Books purchased through this webstore will be accessible in any of our reader apps – for iOS, Android, and standard computers. In-app purchases made through our iOS and Android apps offer a convenient method of purchase while using your existing Apple ID or Google Play accounts, but are less flexible in terms of viewing options.

To install the desktop reader application on certain Macintosh Operating System versions, locate the Hudson Music Bookstore installer wherever you downloaded it to your computer, right-click (or control-click) it and select “open”. You will be asked to confirm that you’d like to install, please choose “Open”. The software will then install with no problems.

After installation, if it’s the first time running the Hudson Book Reader application, you might need to go to your applications folder, right click it and choose open. Same overzealous security settings that prevent the app from installing sometimes affect it’s first-time running as well.

Each user/customer is permitted to download and access their purchased Digital Products on three (3) devices at one time. If you need to remove a device in order to grant access to another, visit your profile page where you will find a listing of authorized devices. From there, you can remove any unused devices in order to allow access to a different device.

Drum Guru & Bass Guru

Drum Guru and Bass Guru are short, focused lesson packs that feature video, audio and notation.

As of July 21 2020, DrumGuru.com and BassGuru.com have merged with HudsonMusic.com. All Drum Guru and Bass Guru lesson packs are now available for access, and sale, exclusively through HudsonMusic.com.

If you have previously purchased lessons or packs at DrumGuru.com or BassGuru.com, we have migrated your purchases into HudsonMusic.com, and you will now be able to access that material at HudsonMusic.com. Please see below for information on how to access your packs.

If you had an existing account at HudsonMusic.com: Your Guru lessons can be accessed by visiting this page and logging in using your existing HudsonMusic.com username and password. Once logged in, you will see a list of all purchased instant video and Guru lessons. Click any lesson/video title to launch the pack.

If you did not have an existing account at HudsonMusic.com: We have created a new user account for you at HudsonMusic.com. To access your lesson packs:

  • Reset your password by visiting this link: hudsonmusic.com/my-account/lost-password/ and entering your email address. Instructions on resetting your password will be emailed to you.
  • With your email address and new password, your Guru lessons can be accessed by visiting this page and logging in using your existing HudsonMusic.com username and password.
  • Once logged in, you will see a list of all purchased instant video and Guru lessons. Click any lesson/video title to launch the pack.

If you are unable to login, reset your password, or otherwise access your account or packs, please click here to contact us and we will assist.

For additional information on viewing your video and packs, please refer to the section below on this page: Instant Video FAQ

Guru App Users: Please note, the Drum Guru and Bass Guru apps were removed from the App Stores on September 1, 2020.

If you have the app installed on your device at that time, it will continue to function as long as your device supports the last version of the app. However, no additional packs will be available to purchase via in-app purchase or at DrumGuru.com or BassGuru.com, and existing purchases that were made from DrumGuru.com and BassGuru.com will no longer be able to be validated and sync’d within the apps.

If you would like to have access to any packs purchased using in-app purchase, please visit this link and complete the Pack Access Form: hudsonmusic.com/guru-pack-request/

Instant Video FAQ

Instant Video allows you to purchase a video from HudsonMusic.com and start watching it instantly. Videos can be streamed to your computer, phone, tablet, or many other internet-enabled media devices – similar to services such as Netflix or Hulu.

For Instant Video orders after August 20, 2019, you will be able to see all orders and purchased products on the “My Account” page here at HudsonMusic.comClick Gere to go to the My Account page. Login is required.

For Instant Video orders before August 20, 2019 purchased directly through Platform Purple, you can view a full list on your “My Account” page, as well. Click here to go to the “Purple Products” section on the My Account page. From there, you can click on any video title and be taken directly to the video player to watch. Login is required.

Additionally, if logged in, if you visit a, Instant Video product page on our website, if you have previously purchased that Instant Video, you will see a notice that you already own the product, and be given a link that will take you directly to the video player to watch.

While many customers prefer the convenience of our web player, we do offer the option to view your purchased content on a number of supported devices. You can view the list of compatible devices and how to access your content, here: https://digital.hudsonmusic.com/library

While many customers prefer the convenience of our web player, we do offer the option to view your purchased content on a number of supported devices. You can view the list of compatible devices and how to access your content, here: https://digital.hudsonmusic.com/library

Posters, Clothing and Gift Items

Our posters, clothing and gift items are each produced on demand, just for your order. As such, please allow an extra 2-3 days for production time prior to shipping. When you order ships, you will receive a tracking number.

Our posters, clothing and gift items are each produced on demand, just for your order. As such, these items are non-returnable with a few exceptions:

  • item is damaged in transit
  • incorrect item was shipped

Returns will not be accepted for sizing or because you’ve changed your mind.

If you have received a damaged or incorrect item, please contact us and we will work to get the correct item to you as soon as possible.

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