Selling original choral works online
Date: May 13, 2014
I am overhauling my web site and am thinking about offering my choral works via electronic download. The ease of doing business this way is certainly attractive; however, my biggest concern is receiving payment for the actual number of copies printed for each choir, instead of someone ordering one copy and then printing 25, plus passing the file or printed copy to someone else to copy and use--obviously not a good scene!
The other thing I need to do fairly often is offer additional separate parts that support a full score, such as a hammered-dulcimer-only score (to avoid page turns), a piano reduction, that kind of thing.
Fwiw, I am not (yet!) dealing with royalty issies that involve lyricists, existing copyrighted melodies, and the like.
Surely someone here has experience with this so that I can advise my web developer how best to proceed.
Thank you very much,
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