Practical Matters of Classical Guitar Composition: Inspiration, Commissions, Publishing, and More

From the Summer 2017 issue of Classical Guitar | BY  JOHN W. WARREN Above all, a composer creates. But today’s composers must nevertheless navigate many other issues, including commissions, licensing and copyright, distribution and digital streaming, and on and on. In Bach’s day, it might have been easier: Toiling in obscurity and poverty, or gaining fame—if not riches—many composers labored under the patronage of wealthy and influential benefactors. Then again, Bach didn’t have the option of sending a performer MIDI files … Continue reading Practical Matters of Classical Guitar Composition: Inspiration, Commissions, Publishing, and More