Monday 16 October 2023

What's happening October 2023

I've been working on arrangement scores. Been updating based on how my playing has changed, and getting them to Musescore 4.  I feel like chasing versions of Musescore is folly, but it makes me feel better. I have realised that I like having a big library of arrangements, that I would prefer to be a human jukebox of a hundred songs played okay rather than a virtuoso of 5 songs played to absolute perfection. I don't think that I could ever learn a song to perfection to be honest.  Rough'n'ready, fake it 'til you make it.

It would be good to be able to legitimately post my arrangements. I'm happy to share all my arrangements with my patreons, but it would be nice to be able to put them in an online store. Yeah, I can already, Hal Leonard does that, but your commission is 10%! Yeah, nah. ("Yeah, nah" is Australian slang, it means "I heard what you said, and I really don't agree.")

So much so that I emailed Patreon a few months back, "Hey I like your new digital store.  But I'd like to legitimately sell arrangements of covers. Could you organise that for me?"  The got back to me, they knew what I was talking about, and they liked the idea, and they put it to the bosses.  I'm not expecting much to come from it, put that would be great, I still think Patreon is good.

If the likes of Youtube can deal with it - upload a cover and Youtube will either block it, do nothing, or call it their own and make money off it - and Spotify - and others - then I'm hoping Patreon can too.

Maybe one day I can sell an arrangement for three bucks, two go to the copyright holder, one to me...maybe? Maybe I'm in la-la land, eh?


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