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Selling Sheet Music

Selling Sheet Music

By Garrett Breeze

Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing sheet music from veteran composer and arranger Garrett Breeze in this podcast that dives into the art and business of getting scores from your head to the music stand. Featuring practical advice, successful business strategies, and interviews with industry professionals, this is a valuable resource designed for composers, arrangers, and songwriters of all varieties.
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BONUS: The Canon vs. The Career (From the Music (ed) Matters Podcast)
BONUS: The Canon vs. The Career (From the Music (ed) Matters Podcast)
A conversation between Dr. Emily Williams Burch and Garrett Breeze from the Music (ed) Matters Podcast about the need for commercial music education and how teachers with a classical background can incorporate elements from the music industry and popular styles of music into their curriculum. Learn more about Mr. Breeze and his resources: garrettbreeze.com;  Teaching Arranging in the Choral Classroom (FREE course) https://garrettbreeze.com/teaching-arranging-in-the-choral-classroom
44:56
November 23, 2022
8. How to Sell Sheet Music on Black Friday
8. How to Sell Sheet Music on Black Friday
In the US, it’s consistently the biggest shopping day of the year, and yet most sheet music publishers don't take advantage of Black Friday.  In this episode, we’re going to take a look at various strategies you can use to give your music sales an extra boost heading into the holiday season and the end of the year. Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
09:27
November 14, 2022
7. Making It Happen with MyScore: Interview With J.W. Pepper's Isaac Brooks
7. Making It Happen with MyScore: Interview With J.W. Pepper's Isaac Brooks
Isaac Brooks is the manager of J.W. Pepper's MyScore, a platform that lets composers sell their original compositions as both digital and print-on-demand products through the J.W. Pepper website.  He's an extremely hands-on manager, working with thousands of composers to help promote their music and he's got a lot of great insight that I'm excited to share with you today.   Start selling today by registering at https://www.jwpepper.com/myscore or reach out to myscore@jwpepper.com. Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
49:22
September 26, 2022
6. Setting a High Bar for Music Preparation and Engraving: Interview with Scoring Notes' Philip Rothman
6. Setting a High Bar for Music Preparation and Engraving: Interview with Scoring Notes' Philip Rothman
Today I’m talking to Philip Rothman, founder of NYC Music Services, and one of the world’s foremost experts in music preparation and music notation.  He is also co-host of the podcast Scoring Notes, which covers news and developments of all things related to music notation software.  Be sure to check out Notation Central, where Philip offers a treasure trove of free and paid resources for users of Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, or Musescore. We talk about all the work that needs to happens after a composition is finished to prepare it for publication, the differences between music copying, music preparation, and music engraving, as well as how to get the most out of music notation software.  It’s an eye-opening conversation that sheds light into a corner of the music industry that doesn’t normally get a lot of attention. Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
32:09
September 12, 2022
5. 100 Ways to Market, Advertise, and Promote Sheet Music
5. 100 Ways to Market, Advertise, and Promote Sheet Music
Today I’m going to share the most comprehensive list of ways to market, advertise, and promote sheet music that’s ever been assembled - 100 ideas that will help you get your music in front of more people. If you have an idea that's not on this list, head over to garrettbreeze.com and send me a message.  If I get enough submissions I'll do a special bonus episode and update the list.  Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
45:53
August 23, 2022
4. Getting the Most Out of ArrangeMe: Interview with Hal Leonard's Scott Harris
4. Getting the Most Out of ArrangeMe: Interview with Hal Leonard's Scott Harris
In this episode I'm joined by Scott Harris, the program director for Hal Leonard's ArrangeMe.com, a self-publishing platform used by more than 40,000 independent music publishers, including myself.  Our conversation covers a lot of ground, including how to get the most out of the platform, ideas for establishing yourself as an independent publishing company, setting expectations and evaluating success, and how the ArrangeMe program supports songwriters.  Scott's position at Hal Leonard gives him a unique vantage point for understanding the sheet music industry as a whole and self-publishing in particular and I think you'll really enjoy getting to know him and hearing what he has to say. Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
38:49
August 08, 2022
3. Professional Product Pages: Getting it Right the First Time
3. Professional Product Pages: Getting it Right the First Time
Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the non-musical content you need to effectively market your music. Things like product descriptions, cover pages, videos, and more. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this is the boring part of self-publishing, but what’s not going to be boring is this podcast episode, because we’re going to talk about some really great systems you can set up to make this process easy. Sign up for Canva to create amazing cover pages, social media posts, and video thumbnails. Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
11:13
July 25, 2022
2. Websites, SEO, and Content Marketing for Composers: Interview with Jacob Tingen
2. Websites, SEO, and Content Marketing for Composers: Interview with Jacob Tingen
This week I'm interviewing Jacob Tingen: a lawyer and business consultant who is also the designer and webmaster I use for all of my sites.  It's a wide-ranging conversation that includes the basics of how to set up and maintain a website, how to get your content to rank highly on google search, how to effectively market yourself through social media, the number one trombone website in the world, and how recipe blogs have destroyed the internet. Resources mentioned in this episode: Google Webmaster Guidelines Moz SEO Quicksprout Online  --- Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze YouTube channel for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
44:06
July 11, 2022
1. Good Music Will Always Find a Home: An Eight Step Plan For Finding Your Niche and Selling Sheet Music
1. Good Music Will Always Find a Home: An Eight Step Plan For Finding Your Niche and Selling Sheet Music
Today's episode is all about how to develop a strategy.  Self-publishing isn't easy, nor is it a "get-rich-quick" scheme.  If you don't have a plan you can end up wasting a lot of time spinning your wheels without getting anywhere.  On the other hand, selling sheet music is a great way to generate passive income while promoting your business and building an audience all at the same time.   We'll talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing, ideas about how to incorporate sheet music sales into what you're already doing as a musician, and my eight step plan for finding your niche. Visit garrettbreeze.com for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links to Garrett's music. Subscribe to the Garrett Breeze on YouTube for video versions of the podcast. --- Join the world's largest self-publishing community at ArrangeMe.com today. Give your choir the gift of new music this Christmas from holidaychoirmusic.com!
11:39
June 27, 2022
Selling Sheet Music: Season One Trailer!
Selling Sheet Music: Season One Trailer!
A preview of Season One of the Selling Sheet Music Podcast with Garrett Breeze. Subscribe to learn the ins and outs of self-publishing sheet music for freelance composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Check out http://garrettbreeze.com to get to know Garrett and his music. EPISODE ONE drops June 27, 2022!  
00:50
June 19, 2022