CALL FOR SCORES: newbandmusic.com
|CALL FOR SCORES: newbandmusic.com|
|Deadline:||15 March 2013|
|Date Posted:||10 February 2013|
newbandmusic.com is a website devoted to cataloguing wind band music from non-established composers; providing a well-organized resource for band directors as an alternative to the traditional publishing companies.|
About our site:
The typical publishing company does not function primarily to provide band directors with high quality music, but rather to make a profit. For this reason, band directors too often are flooded with low quality arrangements, mass-produced pieces for young ensembles, and general mediocrity.
Meanwhile, emerging composers are also largely ignored by the major publishers: even if a piece is published, it is rarely sufficiently marketed, and the publisher takes a large chunk of any sales, driving prices up for directors and profits down for composers.
A site devoted to the music of these composers will have a substantial advantage over a standard publishing catalog: each composer is passionate about what they are writing and more concerned with great performances than with profits. An extensive catalog of new band music will provide a wide range of high quality music in unique and wide-ranging styles, while being more cost effective for both directors and composers.
We are not a publisher: we don’t sign you to a contract, and you have the option to remove your music from the site at any time. We do not ask for a cut from any of the compositions our site helps you sell: band directors are linked directly to your website or method of purchase.
Scores may be:
-any difficulty level
-any instrumentation (including concerti and atypical instrumentations), and may involve electronic components
-of any compositional style (the quality and playability of the composition will be primary judging factors)
Scores may not be:
Up to 3 scores may be submitted (if 1 or more are accepted, you may submit up to 5 more). Composers are urged to send scores by March 15, though submissions will be ongoing and there is no deadline.
To submit your piece(s), email the following to Michael Mikulka at firstname.lastname@example.org :
___PDF of the score (will not be posted on website)
___PDF of 1 page score sample (will be posted on website)
___Link to your web page, soundcloud account, or similar site
___Link to a recording, live performance, or MIDI rendition of your piece
___Link to a place where your piece may be purchased
send any questions to email@example.com