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I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown yesterday. 13 Replies

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 this has happened, so I am not familiar with how this works,…Continue

Digital Piano Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 25. 5 Replies

Hi colleagues,I'm looking into the possibility of getting a digital piano, looking for comments/recommendations. After some research, two that seem pretty good to me are the Yamaha P-125 and the…Continue

SPAM USER ALERT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Markus Boyd Apr 14. 3 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I'm getting reports from some of you that you have been contacted by a James Pollard with obvious spam messages. This account has been removed from the site, that should take care of…Continue

PianoTeq

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 8. 6 Replies

So I got it. Working on converting some of my piano scores over to it. Any tips?Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Thanks Saul!"
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Saul Gefen replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Ok cool, congrats and good luck!"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Thanks Geert I did sign it and sent it off. I also cashed the $1.00 check they sent me - an advance on future sales. I guess that makes it official.  Gav"
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Geert ter Horst replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Many years ago a colleague of mine composed a piece and had it performed by the local orchestra. As a result, a publisher offered him a contract, which contained conditions similar to those offered to you in that he had to forfeit his copyright.…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Hi Saul, I am on SMP and other self-publishers. But this is an actual publisher."
yesterday
Saul Gefen replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Gav, Why don't you try sheetmusicplus? they only require non-exclusive contract and you can take off your music at any time with no obligations?"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts Jon!"
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Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"With the usual I Am Not A Lawyer disclaimer, I can contribute what is solely my personal opinion on contracts for creative work. I think it's inadvisable to sign any contract without having it looked at by a lawyer. And personally, I would…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Hi Dane, thanks! I sent them the Finale file through their web site"
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Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Congratulations, Gav. Can I ask how you approached this? Did you send a score and a recording, virtual or actual? Best of luck with it. "
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Hi Saul and Charles, thanks for your input, I also checked with other boards I am on and the contract is not atypical according to answers I got from people who have been published. The contract is only a few pages long and seems straightforward to…"
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Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Congratulations Gav! 10% does seem a little low but I am nor versed in these things. I would be very rigorous with the contraact and query any points you are not sure of. A reputable publisher should be happy to explaIm. Is there a period of…"
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Saul Gefen replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Hi Gav, I'm not published but I thought that these might help... I think they are rooting for exclusivity on the copyright which is understandable. They are giving you the option to give them full rights in order to get the 10% of the profits.…"
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Jessica Metaneira left a comment for Gav Brown
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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 this has happened, so I am not familiar with how this works, curious if anyone else has had a work published and if so, does their situation match mine. The basic details of the contract are that I assign exclusive copyright over to the publisher and remove all copies I have from the internet. In exchange, they put it up on their website for sale and I get 10%…See More
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Selling your music online survey
"Regarding Lulu - while I did sell some there, it's really oriented towards books, not music (you can't upload an MP3 for example). I recently ended my membership."
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
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I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
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A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…

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The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…

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At 2:38pm on May 23, 2020, Jessica Metaneira said…

Thanks!!

At 9:34pm on May 14, 2020, Jerry Gerber said…

Thanks Gav!

Glad to be here among the sharks, wolves and non-supporters!

At 3:55pm on May 11, 2020, Albayrak mustfa said…

thanks for the welcome.

At 9:46pm on May 6, 2020, Daniel Tan said…

Thank you Gav!

At 6:55pm on April 23, 2020, Bongo John said…

Hey thanks Gav.  I am looking forward to being active on Composers' Forum and excited about the possibilities.

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Hi. I'm just trying to create a discussion for my new piece in the analysis section, but all I get is the message `Our apologies We're sorry, we are having an issue with this page'
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Hey, thanks for the welcome. I'm unable to post any discussions at the moment, is there a problem with the site?
At 3:12am on March 25, 2020, Matt Rees said…
Thank you Gav!
At 4:08am on March 12, 2020, Alex Bratkov said…

Hey, Gav, I'm glad to welcome you!

At 8:59pm on March 5, 2020, jacob ticli said…

hey Gav thanks for the warm welcome happy to be here!

 
 
 

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