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Advice For the Emerging Composer: Before You Set Those Words to Music

July 10, 2013 at 11:39 am UTC

Essential advice from Stephen Paulus for any composer setting words to music. A must-read essay on copyright law and permissions.

Before You Set Those Words To Music.

BTW, if for some reason you don’t know Stephen’s music, run don’t walk to his website. One of our most prolific and successful living composers, a true artist.

  • Samuel Speer

    Thanks for continuing this series, and please continue to do so! Stephen Paulus’s advice is sound in this matter; a great resource for any emerging composer.

  • TimFromGrottomatic

    I’ve no idea whether I can profit from this, but I guess it can’t hurt to share it.

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Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release... view full bio