Tag Archives: Copyright

Thank you for the messages and why I will not stream

I compose music and have now created over 1,000 works but I cannot afford to produce disposable, buy for next to nothing, throw away music. Continue reading

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I like to compose standing up

During the past month I have been working on a couple of commissions for percussion ensemble. One brief was for five players using a limited number of instruments with an idea of the performance experience of each percussionist specified. I … Continue reading

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Unearthing intellectual property with an advice slip

Clearing out boxes of papers, invoices and receipts again this week and I came across a remittance advice slip from the Musicians’ Union. It was for a PPL distribution payment and gives an insight into how the European Union has … Continue reading

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To create or to generate? What price culture?

Is it all about money and squeezing every last 0.01p or $0.01 or €0.01… from the creation or is it about the vocation that is life as an artist? There has to be a balance. The creative artist should be … Continue reading

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Copyright? What copyright? It is on the web.

I was concerned when I read Lucy Williams’ article about how her blog had been used without permission and someone else had claimed authorship in The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/dec/04/academic-blogging-newspaper-research-plagiarism – concerned but not surprised. The number of people I talk to, … Continue reading

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