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.
Writing for the organ can be daunting for someone who is not familiar with the instrument. The best way to learn is to meet with an organist who can demonstrate what is possible. sitting at the instrument and trying out ideas yourself is a great learning experience, besides being a lot of fun.
Having given a short introduction to the world of commissioning agreements, Edward Ficklin is back to have another go at the question—this time to discuss some of the same issues as they apply to collaborative works.