I just published a new page on this site that concerns commissioning new music, and have done it in a frequently asked questions style. I’d love some feedback on this page from anyone out there on the appropriateness of the questions/answers, and also any questions that you think were not asked, or answered.
There were also some things I wanted to say, but left out, as I didn’t want the page to become a lecture – lol. This would include things like, “Would a performance and/or recording of the piece be considered a commission?”. This is passed off today by many as a real commission, and while I think that these things should be inherent in any commission, they should not be the commission. I could go on and on about this issue, which is why I didn’t include it in the FAQ. Perhaps I’ll write a future blog calling for composers to stop writing music for free and talk about it more in depth.
Anyway, if you have any thoughts, suggestions, concerns, etc on the new FAQ, please leave a comment, or just email me. Thanks!