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Re: Self Publishing Advice for Amateur Composer?

Postby Bongo5 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:35 am

There is always Bandcamp. Although primarily for music sales, you can sell physical stuff. They also offer a 'pay what you like' option which might help test your market.

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Re: Self Publishing Advice for Amateur Composer?

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:48 pm

Bongo5 wrote:There is always Bandcamp. Although primarily for music sales, you can sell physical stuff. They also offer a 'pay what you like' option which might help test your market.

Hi Bongo5, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

I totally agree about Bandcamp, and wrote about its perceived benefits recently in SOS:

https://www.soundonsound.com/people/why-love-bandcamp

Yes, it's primarily for selling music, but other merchandise is certainly possible, so you could let people listen to your performances, and then buy the scores if you wish.


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Re: Self Publishing Advice for Amateur Composer?

Postby Peevy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:40 am

Hi mysteriousmonkey29

I find musicaneo.com to be user friendly. I don’t have original music compositions on there, just some piano vocal arrangements of traditional folk songs. They sell reasonably well though and like you, it’s a sideline more than anything, so I don’t make much of an effort to promote sales. I just enjoy getting the emails in to say that I’ve sold some! I think musicaneo takes 30%? (that’s off the top of my head, so check that)

Musicaneo also allows you to put up recordings of your compositions along with the sheet music.
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