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I agree that releasing the manuscript for free access by anyone may not be preferred, but would you feel the same about a synthesised recording of your pieces......?
A 'good' recording would give access to an even wider audience than the score and might even support the 'promotion' of the piece (for sale or performance).
So I have put full recordings and a few pages of manuscript under CC on those sites that enable me to offer the score.
All my works - (20/30 minute concertos/symphonies) - are streamed from my website - so listening is free, but the 'real work' remains protected.
Thanks for the advice Chris.
Releasing a manuscript under that guise, would clearly be a different matter.....
Am I right to think that it would be difficult for anyone to USE the sound file for any purpose, especially if it is a synthesised recording?