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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

Dealing with clients

Hello all, Not sure how to address this because I'm new to getting my work out there and not sure of how it all works. I really want to ge…

Started by Bobby Popolla

21 Sep 16, 2015
Reply by Gav Brown

How do you get your songs noticed by a record company?

I am having a discussion with a few aspiring songwriters on Facebook. They are of the opinion that the way to get noticed by a record compa…

Started by Adrian Allan

5 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Chris Carman

How to properly publish classical music

I'm a composer of works for solo piano, on the slightly jazzy edge of classical. Composing the work is difficult enough, but because I'm se…

Started by Ian Ring

4 Jul 30, 2015
Reply by Ian Ring

Promotion/Marketing Techniques?

Hello fellow composers!!  Hope you are all well! :)I wanted to discuss the idea of demos and promotion and what you guys have done so far…

Started by Anthony Januszewski

4 Apr 3, 2015
Reply by Stephen Lines

Writing for Public School Music Ensembles

Today a fellow composition major at my University gave a lecture on writing for Middle School and High School bands. He has been an public…

Started by Tyler Hughes

0 Mar 11, 2015

Fan Films: The Future of Film Composing?

So if you are a little nerdy, as myself, and surround yourself with like minded people, you probably notice a video circulating around. A h…

Started by Tyler Hughes

3 Mar 3, 2015
Reply by Olmnilnlolm


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