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  1. Fascinating how two people can look at the same thing and have radically different thoughts. I wondered: 1) Did they rent or buy those? 2) I hoped they bought so that they could use to rent out to public in off season as a solid revenue generating opportunity. Addressing your third thought... it is not the job of high school band boosters to solve housing or food challenges. That is not their purpose and there are plenty of government and community programs to address these issues. This is like lamenting over the fact that Beyonce and Jay-Z bought a 13th new house for themselves when that money could be better used by NASA to buy weather balloons.
  2. When kids are playing at the level Tarpon does, they have already done a fantastic job with the education part and are focused on performance. This actually has everything to do with music education, in fact, they've nailed it. Listen to their wind ensemble, their jazz band, and try to suggest they don't have music education absolutely locked. This is a program that is 100% about education.
  3. Negative one million reputation? How does that even happen? Did you do donuts on John D's lawn or something? 

  4. I mean only this will happen within 3 years, not 20.
  5. Been ages since I've posted here, but this one got under my skin enough to feel like trying to remember my password. I also studied at Juilliard. This post instantly took me back, reminded me of exactly why I genuinely disliked the place. Seems you've never sat in an Eames chair, punched a Ferrari through a tight corner, or walked through a Wright house just as the sun was going down. These are emotional experiences, enabled by brilliant design and flawless execution. Using Wright as an example, you say you get Wright, but clearly... you don't. His work isn't about how it looks from the outside. It isn't even about how it interacts with nature (which is a distinguishing feature of most of his works). It is about how it is experienced, live, immersed in it from the inside looking out. Not sure what you studied or who you studied with there, but it 100% wasn't comp. The very first thing we were taught was that music is for the composer first, performer second and the audience is nothing more than a casual observer. We were told that if we wanted to write for an audience, that is fine. But what we'd be creating is not an art, but simply a product, and as a product its measure of worth can only be in sales.... and that we should be in business school instead... in fact, please leave now. I am being a bit overcritical here, as a Juilliard education does have its merits. Most Hardee's will start you out immediately as Assistant Manager.
  6. I'm a big fan of C#... pretty much every project i ever built has been on .NET :-)
  7. Pretty much. Creative Commons applies only to original works or the unique arrangement of a work, but not to the original work itself. So, the model is pretty similar to YouTube, where rights holders either request that an infringing work be removed or license the work/otherwise monetize it in cooperation.
  8. A big refactoring/migration coming up. What's your language of choice? A lot of points to get involved.
  9. Stu, my friend... don't see much reason to peel the onion. Every layer from start, to finish, to in between is well under control. Any contradiction may or may not be intentional ("Objects in Mirror May be Closer than Appear", "Caution: Coffee HOT!", etc.). Would love to hear your insight on the product and experience. A lot of work to do there, for sure, but licensing... a team that does this, experts in their field.... on it. :)
  10. Been getting back into arranging as a bit of a hobby. Would be interested to see what you think of the MuseScore editor. Any suggestions to improve, let me know. BTW - current focus is radically improving marching percussion notation. Definitely some work to do, but aim is to be the best notation app out there for this segment... and free.
  11. I cannot speak to whether that particular work may or may not currently be covered without a specific inquiry to those within the company dealing with licensing and legal issues, but as mentioned... As there are currently many millions of content contributors to the site, there are established relationships, policies, procedures and teams for all of this. I will not go into much detail here, but these issues are considerably different at such a scale and bundled, compared to one-off requests. Entirely different universes.
  12. The basic premise of Musescore.com is that any work that is created and uploaded by anyone may be used by anyone else, anywhere else, for any purpose they see fit, including but not limited to downloading the source file and creating and distributing a new derivative work. Many online creative communities in other creative fields use Creative Commons licensing for their communities of amateur, but aspiring, creators. For the uninitiated, particularly in the context of the traditional publishing world, this may seem like an absolutely crazy idea... but hear me out. Musescore.com is for the aspiring composer or arranger, not the well-established professional composer (yet). Musescore.com is where you post your work, in progress, get feedback from the community in order to improve or enhance it. It is taking what was once an informal process of peer/mentor feedback and revision usually confined to university or conservatory composition departments, and opening it up to anyone anywhere in the world, at any level in the development of their skills. This is not currently the place for well-established composers to post any works they wish to commercialize, but hopefully engage as a community member and mentor. In the context of developing the activity as a whole, the opportunity here is not only to help inspire and develop the next generation of composers and arrangers, but to improve access to notated works for developing ensembles. One of the barriers for growth of programs like SoundSport, for example, is access to sheet music suitable for their ensemble's skills and budget. Pairing emerging ensembles with emerging composers/arrangers encourages the development of both. One other point of clarification, while Musescore.com is the community, MuseScore Editor is a free music notation editor (like Sibelius or Finale... but free), available for Windows, Mac and even Linux.
  13. In effort to resolve the question, what exactly is the concern regarding protection? In what sense specifically? Is the concern a protection of liability of licensing? Clarifying the issue of licensing, the company assumes all licensing responsibilities. Anything not currently covered under relationships with rights holders is immediately removed upon rights holder request.
  14. https://www.flomarching.com/articles/6051351-musescore-offers-music-arrangers-chance-to-win-prizes MuseScore, a free and open source-music writing/arranging software, is bringing some holiday cheer into the marching arts this December by hosting a music arranging competition for drum corps fans and participants... World-renowned marching arts composer and arranger Key Poulan will judge the submissions. He described the contest as "a fun and exciting idea to have people explore their creativity in this manner." The prompt on the website clarifies: "It is also important to mention that it is not necessarily the best arrangement that can win, but the most interesting or unique (not necessarily technically the best) can be chosen." Part of what makes this contest a particularly interesting opportunity is the sheer openness of the entry requirements. Poulan told us what he will be looking for in a winning arrangement. "It’s a blue sky concept... and that should mean the door is open for just about anything," he said. "I honestly don't want to place any limitations other than it should be playable by a top 12 drum corps." He went on to explain: "Maybe it’s a take on an arrangement in a different style, unique chord substitutions, clever time signatures with an amazing feel." Should your arrangement be picked by Poulan to win the competition for your category, you could have the opportunity to earn the following prizes: First Place: DCI 2017 Blu-Ray Deluxe Bundle, including the top 12 finalists from the 2017 Drum Corps International World Championships! Second Place: 2 tickets to any DCI show in 2018 (except Finals) Third Place: DCI sweatshirt (or from the drum corps of your choice) The contest is split into two age groups (over 18 and under 18), making this a great opportunity for young arrangers to get some feedback and also socialize with other arrangers within the activity.