It was in 1850 that Hyppolyte Beuscher, known as Paul, a violin maker by profession, opened the first PAUL BEUSCHER shop at number 29, boulevard Beaumarchais in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, close to Bastille.
This is the beginning of a long history between PAUL BEUSCHER and music...
Since 1940, PAUL BEUSCHER has become a major music publisher, offering the greatest French and international standards.
These years saw the rise of the Paul Beuscher music publishing house, taken over by Roger Seiller (1903-1956), which became the meeting place for the great names of French song, in particular with the signing of songs that have become international standards, such as "C'est si bon" (C'est so good) by Henri Betti and André Hornez and "La Vie en rose" (La Vie en rose) by Louiguy and Édith Piaf.
From the 1960s onwards, the CEO Philippe Seiller (1936-2000) strengthened the weight of the publishing activity by publishing scores of the main hits by Nino Ferrer, François Deguelt, Pierre Vassiliu.
Paul Beuscher's publishing activity then extended to the publication of numerous educational works and songbooks from the beginning of the century to the present day.
In 1980 they opened the largest music bookstore in Paris, a 450m² self-service space dedicated solely to sheet music, which revolutionised the sale of printed music.
When Philippe Seiller died in 2000, his three daughters took over the management of the shops. On 1 September 2006, Pierre Lemoine, CEO of Editions Henry Lemoine, bought Paul Beuscher Publications and the Paul Beuscher shops and became the new manager.
From 2009 onwards, Paul Beuscher, at the same time as refocusing on a single shop at his historic Bastille location and fully redeveloping his website www.paul-beuscher.com to allow easier and direct access to the Paul Beuscher catalogue.
In addition to selling and renting musical instruments, Paul Beuscher regularly works with artists, associations and events to share his passion and experience of music.