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My Compositions in Youtube doesn't get a lot of views, why?

I haven't been on this website for a long time. I'm ba-ack!. I was in a period where I posted my compositions in Youtube with the intent of…

Started by Jason Sioco

8 Dec 1, 2017
Reply by Rick Waugh

Go Fund Me a possibly new music strategy?

Every so often I toy with the idea of starting a Go Fund Me page for raising money for classical compositions. At the top of the list of re…

Started by Greg Monks

26 Mar 18, 2017
Reply by Dave Dexter

Agent up front fees

Hi, I have a major UK film/TV composer agent wanting to sign me up to their agency in the section of 'emerging composers' i.e. ones startin…

Started by drummer

5 Sep 19, 2016
Reply by drummer

Give scores away for free?

I've been listening to a lot of composing podcasts lately, and I hear that many composers give their scores away as free downloads. It's al…

Started by Ian Ring

4 Mar 3, 2016
Reply by Tyler Hughes

To premier a piece in someone's living room?

Think of the last time you went to a classical music concert? How was it--not the music itself but the experience of going to the concert.…

Started by Tyler Hughes

8 Dec 20, 2015
Reply by Michael Sayers

Composing music FOR a competition or call for scores

As a few of y'all know, I submit music to competitions and calls for scores a lot; at least 10 times a year. I mainly submit works that I h…

Started by Tyler Hughes

1 Dec 6, 2015
Reply by Nicholas Kelly

Writing vs performing music: What is easier to succeed at?

Not much to add to the title. Still in my young years and almost equally good at performing music as to composing it. Lets say I don't have…

Started by AnundEngdal

3 Nov 9, 2015
Reply by David Unger

Tips for getting played on Classical Radio?

Good evening folks, Does anyone here have advice about getting played on classical radio? It's a challenge in three parts: 1) how does one…

Started by Ian Ring

3 Oct 13, 2015
Reply by Tim Lawler

Smashwords a "new" place to plug your music.

I recently posted four books of my old piano music on Smashwords. I've giving my old music away for free (which I'm hoping is a strategic m…

Started by Greg Monks

4 Sep 21, 2015
Reply by Greg Monks

Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?

Or is it a myth ?Did you ever dabble with any drugs and find that your compositions improved ?I am including all legal and illegal, from ca…

Started by Adrian Allan

165 Sep 17, 2015
Reply by Peter Brown


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