Mechanical licensing isn’t a topic that often comes up in casual conversation among composers, but it’s a facet of the music industry that every composer needs to know about.
Should composers write their own bios?
When it comes to your music, offering performers and presenters a certain amount of flexibility has its advantages. What are you doing to make your compositions more versatile?
Even if music is something akin to “intelligent design,” does it mean anything in the end?
In late May, fifty young composers were honored by the charitable foundation branches of American performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI. Both organizations collective distributed approximately $60,000 in scholarships, grants, and cash awards which were divided among all of the winners.
How much impact does today’s conservative discourse have on the music we write?
Is composing for posterity hindering your creativity?
Writing about iPods is totally cliché; but I’m doing it anyway.
Does the amount of time and effort a composer dedicates to composing directly translate into effective music?
After so many failed attempts at orchestral hip-hop, is it even worth trying out other hybrids?