New Music Director looking for guidance on appropriate licensing requirements for a Unitarian Universalist congregation.
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By Rebecca Lord & Nate Wise Does your choir have a minimal budget or none at all? If so, you know how challenging it can be even to provide sheet music, let alone to pay for copyright licensing for the songs you want to perform! The good news is there are some free or low-cost […]
By Rebecca Lord & Nate Wise Struggling to navigate copyright laws? Concerned about mistakes you made before you knew the laws, especially your YouTube videos, which are globally displaying your inadvertent copyright infringements? Or are you new to the world of copyright laws and looking for a basic guide? Then this article is for you. […]
As we all look forward to an uncertain future in our choral rehearsals, we might also turn our attention to what was an already RAPIDLY changing market for choral sheet music. For a conversation on this topic I reached out to Susan LaBarr, composer and editor for Walton Music. Our conversation was wide ranging from […]
I’m a choir director, not a copyright lawyer. The extent of my copyright knowledge is somewhere between I know copyright exists and that I should probably pay attention to it. But I’ll be honest… copyright has always felt so overwhelming that I never really took the time to learn the ins and outs of it. […]
No twentieth-century composer of choral music has experienced more copyright infringements than William L. Dawson. In the past three years more than 10 new publications have appeared on the market in which arrangers have either consciously or subconsciously “borrowed” compositional and textual ideas invented by Dawson. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic motives from Dawson’s arrangement of […]