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The average composer makes $4,800 per year

There is a lot of music out there. And the value of new works is going down. New pieces have an average commission of $1,800, and despite people looking for new commissions, there are less of them to be had.

According to the published results, the top 1% of composers are doing fine. Which makes sense, because the top 1% of everything is fine… because Zipf’s Law.

Interesting bit… the people who got the best commissions were not considered “established”. It could be that clients are looking for “new” sounds, or new composers can spend more time marketing themselves. (It could be half a hundred other things, but as a preliminary finding it is worth noting!)

The study doesn’t really apply to me or most people I know… we’re a part of a different kind of world of “Composing/Producing”. If you like a composer – please support them!

If you are a composer, and found an interesting way to make a living with your music, let me know. Most composers don’t have merch tables… maybe they should!

Check out the summary PDF here for more.

Posted in Copyright, General

DistroKid

Setting up with a new Distributor, DistroKid. I’ve heard good things!

Posted in General

SUPERCALM!!!!11!!!111!1!!!!!

Ever Mindful


A different kind of relaxing piece with long but detailed harmonic complexity. I personally have a hard time with the drone-type of relaxing music. It doesn’t work for me. This one gives your mind something to think about… very very slowly.
You can download the full uncompressed files here!

Posted in Music

Not Yet AI Music

I’ve been playing with a computer generating music. This is my first iteration – it does one very specific thing, and it is starting to sound okay. I taught it drumming myself with some VERY simple rules. It seems to be working out okay.

var counter = 2;
var accents = [9,1,2,1,8,2,3,2,9,2,1,2,8,3,5,4];
function HandleMIDI(event)
{
	var keeper = getRandomIntInclusive(1,3);
	var dropper = getRandomIntInclusive(1,9);
	var variations = getRandomIntInclusive(-20,40);
	if (event instanceof NoteOn && keeper < accents[counter] ){
		event.velocity += accents[counter]*2;
		if (dropper <= accents[counter])
		{ 
			event.pitch = 38;
		}
		else {event.pitch = 40}
		event.send();
		event.trace(); 
		}
	if (event instanceof NoteOff ){
		event.send();
	}
	if (event instanceof NoteOn ){++counter;} 
	if (counter == 16){counter = 0;}
}
I'm going to be making this more general, and it will shortly have the ability to do crescendos, drops, and melodies... so - I don't need comments on my code quite yet. :-)

Take a listen!

Click through to SoundCloud to comment!
Posted in Music, Uncategorized

EU Political Soapbox

I don’t do this often, because… most of the time it doesn’t help. But if you’re in the EU, please consider a petition… because it may help!

While, it isn’t comprehensive copyright reform – education copyright reform in the EU should be a no-brainer! If you’re in the EU, please make the world suck a little less, and help get the world on a path to more reasonable copyright laws.

Call-to-action link to https://rightcopyright.eu/

“If a French music teacher wants to play her students a piece of contemporary music online, she might be unable to play the entire song in class.”

Good thing there is nothing else for the people of France to worry about at the moment. Seriously, though… please help out!

Posted in Copyright

New Donated Music!

I got three excellent donations to FreePD.com up today.
Special thanks to Max Fedorov for Spring, Distant Star, and Constructor. Top notch work, appropriate for all sort of things… plus – Public Domain!

http://freepd.com/

Enjoy!

Posted in Music