DOES YOUR BAND
PROGRAM HAVE ACCESS TO A PHOTOCOPIER?
COULD YOU SURVIVE
Consider the following . . .
What's a band director supposed to do?
Most arrangements are lucky to make it to a second performance
with all the parts intact. And even if you do have at least ONE of every
part, what about marks on the music? Have you ever tried to get your students
to ERASE all that stuff that you spent months getting them to put in?
And what do you do when you have 13 alto saxophones and the
new arrangement you bought has only 4 copies?
And it really doesn't seem right to illegally make copies
to hand out, does it? Don't you hate it when you have to try and explain
to an 8th-grader why it's okay for you to make those copies when it's clearly
printed on the the music that it's not?
Who has time to order (and wait weeks) to replace a single
copy of a missing part? Or, as most publishers would have you do, order
original copies for every player in your band?
As an experienced band director, I know how students treat their sheet music. I also know
that it's time for a change in the sheet music publishing business.
Publications was not only one of the first internet-based music publishers (1996),
but also perhaps the first to introduce the site
licensing.concept for school band music.
When you purchase a work from
I provide you with a PDF master file containing the following:
- Complete score and all parts
- A site-specific license granting your school permission to LEGALLY print or photocopy the score and parts as
many times as you want (for use by your school only, of course).
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT SITE LICENSES - PLEASE READ:
1. Site licenses are only issued to schools/institutions - not to individuals. Should you wish to purchase a concert work as a gift for a school, the license will be issued to the school and your name will appear on the license as the donor.
2. Site licenses are non-transferrable - in other words, the right to print and photocopy cannot be sold/granted to a third party and does not move with you if you move to another school. I would greatly appreciate you purchasing your favorite works again for your new school.
3. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions regarding the site licenses.