Swirly Music is a non-profit distribution venue for self-publishing composers
Date: August 26, 2014
In the spirit of the various posts here about the various interesting and promising new venues for self-publishing composers to make their work available, I would like to let you know about Swirly Music, which operates as a de facto non-profit through fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas.
Swirly Music’s mission is to provide the underserved community of self-publishing “classical” composers with a user-friendly place on the web to make their music available in print to performers who are seeking new, interesting repertoire. There are no editorial value judgments based upon aesthetics, style or perceived profitability. Any participating composer’s music is welcome even if it never sells a single copy.
(It is also not a strictly choral site, and we already have a fairly varied catalogue of different kinds instrumental works.)
For an example of how work is presented, please have a look at this lovely piece by Mark Templeton. Each listing has a place for embedded performance audio (ideally from SoundCloud or some similar service) and/or video from YouTube. There is also the "View the Score Up Close" link, which offers a full-screen perusal score viewer. (The score cannot be downloaded or printed from there.)
For more information and a better overview of the services offered by Swirly Music, I invite you to come by and poke around: www.swirlymusic.com
Many thanks for having a look!
Founder, Swirly Music
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