The Willis Music Company is a leading independent music publisher with catalog of about 13,000 titles. It also publishes sheet music and other publications aims at musicians. In addition, the company operates a chain of more than half a dozen music retail stores in Kentucky and Ohio offering musical instruments, instrument rentals, sound equipment, and related products. Willis Music Company was founded in 1899 by Charles H. Willis, a veteran of the sheet music industry. It is owned by the family of president Kevin Cranley.