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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

Setting Personal Music Goals

I graduated from college majoring in music back in 2005 where the highlight was the completion of my senior composition recital where I had…

Started by Rodney Carlyle Money

6 Jul 28, 2018
Reply by Vn

Copyright permissions for a musical quote

Hello, I am very much an amateur, both in terms of composing and the business aspect of music. I had an idea of writing a musical piece bas…

Started by Tillerich

13 May 16, 2018
Reply by Gav Brown

Looking for more Options to network

Hey guys,  i just finished my BA of Science in Music Production and during this 5 years i composed quite a lot of music. I also managed to…

Started by Tobias Weiß

3 Mar 23, 2018
Reply by Bob Morabito


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