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I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?

Hello everyone. It has been a long time hasnt it. I am in a difficult situation and hoped one of yuo would have thoughts pn it! I recewnt…

Started by Charles Holt

8 Nov 18
Reply by Ingo Lee

I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question

Hello Colleagues, A work I submitted to a publisher has been accepted, and they have sent me a contract to sign. This is the first time thi…

Started by Gav Brown

20 May 27
Reply by Gav Brown

Selling your music online survey

Hello colleagues, Do you offer your music for sale online? Sell sheet music? Audio files? Something else? Any success?  Share your story. H…

Started by Gav Brown

3 May 21
Reply by Gav Brown

After 10 years it finally feels like i'm a "real composer" in a studio

I really want to share this. It has been a rough time but it still paid out, sitting in my new studio while writing these words. Since ~2 y…

Started by Tobias Weiß

1 Dec 26, 2019
Reply by Gav Brown

Discovery Network to stop paying royalties

This unfortunately effects me to the tune of $10k a year! Discovery networks is going to a direct licensing scheme which is a race to the…

Started by Mark J Smith

0 Dec 18, 2019


Hello people, one question, I'm sure that this has been asked zillion times so I'm hoping you won't take this as a bad thing :D . I have b…

Started by Krsto

6 Sep 8, 2019
Reply by Krsto

U.S. Copyright Royalty Board Officially Submits a 44% Songwriter Streaming Royalty Increase — Publishers Say a Spotify Challenge Would be ‘Declaring War’

Started by Bob Morabito

2 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by Bob Morabito

Intellectual property attorneys with opera experience?

I am working on an opera based on a copyrighted sources.  The owner of the copyright is Marvel Comics.  I have written four times for permi…

Started by Scott Andrew Hutchins

0 Nov 8, 2018

Notes on self-publishing of sheet music

I am on several sites and thought I’d share what I’ve found for those who are considering it. This isn’t comprehensive research, just some…

Started by Gav Brown

11 Oct 26, 2018
Reply by Saul Dzorelashvili

When was the last time you composed music for a client?

Hi colleagues! When was the last time you composed music for a client? Which part of that process was the hardest? And which part of the pr…

Started by Ashley Berg

4 Aug 13, 2018
Reply by Vn


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