Melody’s Publishing Blog was created to help those who are interested in publishing their own music. We invite experts in their field to converse with registrants during our Zoom meetings. We sent out announcements about 2 weeks prior to our events.
October 13, 2021 – Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher of Dragonflower Music shares the process by which she prepares her publications, complete with beginning tasks up until the final proofreading, through post publication storage. www.dragonflower.com is her website. She has over 30 collections published and available world-wide. She has provided 4 handouts – click on them below. Darhon welcomes your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 31, 2021 – Copyright presentation given by Angi Bemiss with help from RoJean Loucks and Megan Dugec.
Update!! SMP Press is currently expanding to become part of ArrangeMe, which allows you to self-publish and sell your sheet music on Sheet Music Plus, as well as additional sites like Sheet Music Direct and Noteflight Marketplace, from one place. As part of this program expansion, we are no longer accepting new sign-ups for SMP Press. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit ArrangeMe.com to sign up and start self-publishing today.
Link to Unlisted YouTube (please do not share): https://youtu.be/9D2FUb94FxE
Chat document: We have lost the chat – if anyone has downloaded the chat (it would have been right after the event, and prior to the blog being moved over to this site) – if you have the chat, please let me know/send it to me. Thanks!
Recording (no video): I have a recording but it is too large to upload to this site. If you want the recording, let me know and I’ll share it via dropbox. If you want the recording, Email me at email@example.com
Ensembles for Publication (July 6, 2021) – Thank you to Mary Muckle, Anna Thormahlen Jenkins and Anna Dunwoodie for their fantastic contributions.
July 6 CHAT link – click on the button below.
Regarding the question about publishing single pieces or a collection: I have found that with a collection of copyrighted music, the royalties to the copyright owner(s) may go up, depending on the total price of the book. Also, if you have more than one copyright owner (ex: Hal Leonard and Alfred both), you may want to consider that for your collection, you will be making payments to 2 companies.
Regarding the conversation about playing violin parts (on the harp) in an ensemble. In my experience this reflects that the conductor A – doesn’t have time to write a harp part or B – is not aware that the harp is more like a piano than a violin. Nancy Hurrell’s suggestion about playing a supportive harmony part is right on. Also Anna J’s suggestion about doubling the melody is very good. If the melody is all 16th notes and very fast, I would revert back to playing the supportive harmony part.
May 11, 2021 at 11am over Zoom, with Reba Lunsford on Proofreading. Thank you Reba!
Actual attendance: 28
Link to unpublished, edited replay https://youtu.be/CdOnhpsO-Wc
The Historical Harp Society Virtual Conference is August 2-5. I understand Bill Taylor is giving a talk on notation. I registered today. To attend you need only to make a donation (or not). https://historicalharpsociety.org/