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Do I Really Need to Copyright My Piano Music? [The answer from attorneys may surprise you!]

Do I Need to Copyright My Music? I love how it is becoming popular for piano teachers and piano students to compose music! Because it's so popular, it's also becoming easier with all the notation apps, programs, and advice from published composers coming out. But one of the questions that gets [...]

Piano Teaching Workshop SALE – Thanksgiving Black Friday Week!

Never before have we offered the super popular business piano teaching workshops at such a low price...but we are doing so Thanks giving week. They are both on sale, but if you buy the bundle, they're half price! Offer ends on Black Friday at 6:oo p.m. CST! Watch the videos below to [...]

Big Holiday News Video and Gift 2

Here's a peek into the creative process and the free gift that I'm most excited about! Be sure to download before the deadline. It will only be available for purchase after that! Mark your calendar for October 20th!

More Big Holiday News Video and Gift 1

You do not want to miss this big announcement and the free gift that you can download for a short time! Then, mark your calendar for October 20th...the date of the big launch.

The Flying Bicycle: What Happens When We Copy

I just saw a fabulous video, appropriate for teachers,musicians, and even children, about what happens when we copy creative works. While it might seem somewhat self-serving to blog about this, I will tell you that composers especially get so little of the money made from music that sometimes it's completely [...]

Music Publishing: Paper or Digital?

I have had conversations with several of my composer friends about the direction of music publishing in terms of print or digital distribution of music.  I know that not only are composers concerned about these things, but music publishers are as well.   My favorite inspirational newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, [...]

By | 2016-12-31T15:20:28+00:00 March 11th, 2010|General, Publishing|0 Comments

How Innovation Happens at 3M (and how it relates to music teaching/publishing)

I love the Wall Street Journal as an unusual source of creative and entrepreneural inspiration.  On Monday, March 1st, there was an article entitled, At 3M, Innovation Comes in Tweaks in which CEO George Buckley was interviewed about his company and their innovations and creative processes.  Really the whole article is [...]

By | 2016-12-31T15:20:28+00:00 March 9th, 2010|Creativity, General, Inspiration, Publishing|1 Comment

Hal Leonard Piano Manager Comments on Faber Distribution

Jennifer Linn, the manager of the Hal Leonard educational piano department, has written an informative letter to interested teachers concerning the newly acquired distribution rights of the Faber materials.   In this letter, she explains a bit about how the Hal Leonard Student Piano Method will continue to function, the Hal Leonard [...]

By | 2016-12-31T15:20:32+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Music for Teaching, Piano Teaching, Publishing|0 Comments