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OBITUARY: ‘New York school’ composer Earle Brown, 75

Earle BrownPhoto by Jack Mitchell Earle Brown, a major force in contemporary music since the early 1950s, died on July 2, 2002, after a long illness. A leading composer of the American avant-garde for more than fifty years, Brown was associated with the experimental composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff who, with Brown, […]

CAP Awards $30,200 in Support of Premiere Performances

Twenty-one composers have been awarded grants totaling $30,200 to support the production of materials for a premiere performance of their work under the auspices of the American Music Center‘s Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program (CAP). In total this year, the AMC has awarded over $85,000 directly to composers across the nation. “The Copying Assistance […]

Webcasting Rate Set at .07¢ Across the Board

The debate over the appropriate royalty rates webcasters should pay for streaming music just got a little more interesting. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced his decision with regard to the rates and terms for webcasting and ephemeral recordings, setting a .07¢ performance fee (per performance) for “Internet-only” transmission and “radio retransmission” and […]