Print publisher Hal Leonard has inked a deal with FreeHand Systems, manufacturer of the digital device, MusicPad Pro. Under the agreement, Hal Leonard will exclusively distribute FreeHand's product to music retailers in North America and Australia, and FreeHand will sell Hal Leonard's digital sheet music on FreeHand's Web site.

MusicPad Pro is a computerized, touch-screen, portable unit that can be set up like sheet music sitting on a music stand that musicians, composers and students can use to display and work with digital sheet music. The device is tied into the FreeHand Web site, which offers digital sheet music, so the music can be downloaded to the device.

Hal Leonard and FreeHand will also be working closely together on a variety of marketing activities.