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Have you ever published your music?

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Have you ever published your music?    13:04 on Thursday, March 31, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

amandab
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I've been thinking about publishing two string quartets that I prepared a few months ago. My friends asked me for the parts but I only made the score, and I did it by hand, I'm not very good with Finale. Yesterday I found out that Edition Zeza is publishing new composers, their offer sounded good and cheap, and I'll finally be able to have the parts done so my friends can play it.

Have any of you ever published your music? This is where I found the info about self-publishing sheetmusicx.com/products/Publish-My-Music.html

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Re: Have you ever published your music?    04:33 on Friday, April 01, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

hegyhati
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Well, I can not answer Your question, I have no experience with the cited company. However, if Your goal is only to have the scores in digital format, I'm happy to help in my free time (which is not too much). I don't use Sibelius or Finale, I prefer lilypond instead. You can check the quality on the scores I've uploaded.

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Re: Have you ever published your music?    12:32 on Friday, April 01, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

AmateurComposer
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I've been thinking about publishing two string quartets that I prepared a few months ago. My friends asked me for the parts but I only made the score, and I did it by hand, I'm not very good with Finale. Yesterday I found out that Edition Zeza is publishing new composers, their offer sounded good and cheap, and I'll finally be able to have the parts done so my friends can play it.

Have any of you ever published your music? This is where I found the info about self-publishing sheetmusicx.com/products/Publish-My-Music.html



After reading your post I checked the company's website, especially their submission form for publishing. I suggest that you do the same, read the form carefully, and decide whether or not you are willing to accept their terms.

I am specifically concerned about the requirement to indemnify the publisher against any claim, judgement, etc,. including expenses, losses, penalties, and other liabilities. Ask yourself if you are willing to assume the expenses and the risk that somebody somewhere in this world may lay claim against your music.

Anyway, before you do anything, make sure that you register your copyright on your music, if you have not done that already.



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Re: Have you ever published your music?    13:06 on Friday, April 01, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

amandab
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I read the form and I understand that part, you can't expect them to publish you if you send them the score of Star Wars and claim it to be yours, and when the truth comes out, you not being responsible for anything.

My compositions are original, I can register the copyright on them (although they are already copyrighted from the moment I created them, only the USA requires registration for validation). So I have my protection and they have theirs against people that want to publish music that they didn't originally compose. But thanks for the concern!

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Re: Have you ever published your music?    17:18 on Sunday, July 10, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jpetterson
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I think that's a good idea, I'm thinking about publishing myself with them.

   

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