Questions

How do I publish a music arrangement?

How do I publish a music arrangement?

There are 2 easy ways to obtain permission to arrange a copyrighted song.

  1. Contact a Print Representative Online. Your request will be processed most promptly when your request is submitted to the print publisher whose catalog includes your song(s).
  2. Contact the Copyright Owner Directly.

How do I become a sheet music publisher?

Seven Steps to Starting Your Own Music Publishing Company

  1. Step 1: Establish your eligibility.
  2. Step 2: Create a name.
  3. Step 3: Register as a business.
  4. Step 4: Open a bank account.
  5. Step 5: Choose a PRO and submit your application as a publisher.
  6. Step 6: Register your company’s songs with the Copyright Office (optional)

Is it illegal to make an arrangement of a song?

Arranging a copyrighted musical work requires the permission of the copyright owner. There are Fair Use exceptions in U.S. copyright law that support educators: “Music teachers who get a compulsory license* for recording can make a musical arrangement of a work to the extent necessary for their ensemble.

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Is musicnotes legal?

“Musicnotes Editions,” as we call them, are typically public domain, meaning that their original copyrights have expired, and they are now free for anyone to reproduce, distribute and perform.

Can you sell arrangements of music?

Arrangements of copyrighted works are only permitted to be sold with ArrangeMe. Selling an arrangement with ArrangeMe does not grant any additional permission to sell your work on other websites, or in physical printed sheet music, unless you have a direct agreement with the work owner or publisher.

Where can I sell music arrangements online?

Hal Leonard’s ArrangeMe program is the global platform designed to enable songwriters, composers, and arrangers to sell their arrangements of popular songs, public domain works, and original compositions through the world’s most-popular sheet music retailers. Please visit ArrangeMe to proceed.

Can I be my own music publisher?

Self-publishing means that you’re not only registered as a writer but also set up a body to serve as your publisher. When self-publishing your music, you hold all the rights, IP, publisher’s credit, and songwriter’s credit. You get all the royalties and full control of the compositional copyright.

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How much does it cost to get permission to arrange a song?

Getting The Proper License For Your Commissioned Arrangement Permission Fees range from $50 to several hundred dollars, depending on variables such as the nature of intended performance, who the licensee is (“educational” is cheaper), our arranging fee, and other factors.

Why is musicnotes so expensive?

So why is sheet music so expensive? Sheet music is expensive because it costs a lot of money to produce. Many people are involved in the publishing of sheet music and they must be paid at every stage. Composing, engraving, editing, publishing, printing, shipping and selling at stores drive the cost of sheet music up.

Is copying sheet music illegal?

It’s a copyright infringement to reproduce sheet music without the express permission of the copyright holder. The law makes a “fair use” exception that applies to teachers which is horribly vague. Awesome.