Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The New Economics of Music Composition and Distribution

This roving intellectual/musician named Adam Wood continues to impress me with his thoughtful posts. This one is on the new economics of music composition and publishing. There is so much to say about this, but let me just note that has tended to favor the donor/patronage model (thank you all contributors) plus free downloads with a bit of per-copy royalty thrown into the mix depending. No one is paying all the bills this way, but the work is getting out there and no one's human rights are being violated (such as happens when the publishers take rights away from composers).

This is new thinking and there are no final answers yet. By the way, please see our sidebar and contribute to the English Psalms book we are doing in October. After that -- think of it -- we'll have all the resources we need for a beautiful vernacular ordinary form Mass (chanted and choral propers plus Psalms) all available in print and for free download.