Due to the growth of digital and print-on-demand technology, self-publishing is exploding. Creative people of all kinds, including composers, now find avenues to offer their work in print that they only imagined a decade ago. The challenge that remains, despite this ease of publication, is how unpublished composers can find the right market for their music. Targeted exposure to the right consumers can define whether a piece gains a wide audience or lingers in obscurity.
J.W. Pepper understands the composer's constant hunt for this audience, and to this end, is proud to announce the launch of My Score
. My Score
is a sheet music self-publishing platform that gives composers access to J.W. Pepper's highly-engaged network of music consumers. Writing the music is only half the battle in getting new works into the hands of musicians, and My Score
exists solely to facilitate new music receiving the sales it deserves.
According to J.W. Pepper President Glenn Burtch, the company is uniquely poised to fill the needs of new composers. "My Score
is a great fit for Pepper. We have the infrastructure to connect composers with performers and deliver a professional quality printed edition of the music. Many composers are also Pepper customers. We're so pleased to give them access to our technology and systems to distribute their music, as well as potential exposure to the music publishing community. We see it as another way we help them fulfill their musical goals."
By partnering with Pepper through My Score
, composers gain marketing strength without a loss of creative control. Composers who publish with My Score
maintain the copyright to their work. The flexibility of print-on-demand and digital delivery ensures that no item need ever go "out of print," outside of the creator's wishes.
Composers also gain a robust and secure promotional platform. From their dedicated online composer pages, artists can direct interested buyers to their products on jwpepper.com.
, as well as include information about their social media networks, web presence, and biography. Musicians will find My Score
titles for sale on J.W. Pepper's website alongside titles from any other publisher. Pepper supports the sales process with the production of a professionally-printed product, same-day shipping on most orders, secure file delivery and payment, and multi-faceted account support.
While publishing with an established music publisher is still a preferred approach to music delivery, J.W. Pepper recognizes that sometimes this option does not fit a composer's needs. My Score
exists for those instances. For a reasonable initial fee, any composer who wants to share his or her vision with the musical community now can, supported by J.W. Pepper's commitment to quality and service that has made them an industry leader for over a hundred years.
Additional information about My Score is available on jwpepper.com/myscore.