music preparation

The question often gets asked: How does one print and tape music accordion-style? In this blog post and accompanying video, learn the technique and tools you need to accomplish that very task.

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Today we’ll take you on a behind the scenes tour of our music prep shop, where we prepare, print, pack and ship music for an orchestral program that’s performed by nearly 100 orchestras around the world each year.

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A UK man has begun serving a prison sentence for committing brazen frauds against composers, orchestrators, and music publishers over the course of several years.

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On the road: Score prep master class at Berklee

by Philip Rothman on March 8, 2014 · 1 comment

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A report from the Berklee College of Music, giving a master class on digital score preparation to talented students.

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Robert Puff’s music notation blog is Of Note

by Philip Rothman on February 4, 2014 · 1 comment

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This blog by one of the industry’s top music preparers is a must-read for anyone using Sibelius or Finale on a regular basis.

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We have an exclusive interview with the composer whose song was nominated for an Oscar, only to be withdrawn by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over allegations of inside baseball.

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Michael Bacon’s “Good Fortune” with Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 9, 2013 · 1 comment

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Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.

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A British man is under investigation by police after being suspected of committing fraud in connection with many projects in the music industry occurring over the course of this year and the last several years. He is known to have contacted and victimized people in the United Kingdom and the United States, and he has […]

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Joseph Trapanese scores “Oblivion” in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on April 19, 2013 · 6 comments

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I recently caught up with “Oblivion” composer Joseph Trapanese and veteran music preparer Booker White to learn more about what went into making the score to this blockbuster Tom Cruise film.

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