Questions for Published Composers
Date: June 12, 2013
Lately I've been weighing the options of how to best move forward in my composing career. One of the things I've been pondering is whether to continue strictly self-publishing all of my work or whether to try and get a piece or two published. I've always been a very strong advocate for self-publishing and do plan to continue to self-publish music, but with the way my schedule has shaped up over the past year or two, I'm beginning to wonder if it would be beneficial for me to try and get a work or two published to help get my name out there a little more. Because of my curiosity, I have a couple of questions for composers in this forum who have works published by traditional publishing houses.
First off, do you find that your works that have been published by a traditional publisher are your most performed, highest selling works?
Did you notice an overall increase in business and opportunities once you had a piece published?
Has being published led more people to your personal website, and have you sold more of your self-published music as a result?
I know what the 'common sense' answer to these questions is, but I'd really like to know what some individuals have actually experienced!
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