The music business

As the robots come for the musicians…

Shortly after releasing this season’s Christmas Carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, I got a comment about the great times we now live in. The point was that with a computer and a bit of external hardware, grand music can be created. The writer went on to lament that it’s putting a lot of musicians…

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Should you give it away for free?

In a private Facebook message regarding my free Electrik Project distribution, a trombone player wrote me: “People should be buying this. Composers need to be receiving renumeration for whatever they do. It shouldn’t be free.” He then followed up with “Get a good publisher.” I very much respect his opinion and understand his sentiment. Frankly,…

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