Meet the Composer – Workshop Supplimental

Meet the Composer

March 2012

University of Pittsburgh

Greensburg Campus
Greensburg, PA


Working as a Singer-songwriter

  • Folk Alliance
  • BMI
  • Harry Fox Agency
  • Sound Exchange – non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio (such as SIRIUS XM), internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, which is appointed by The U.S. Library of Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the US to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties on behalf of featured recording artists, master rights owners (like record labels), and independent artists who record and own their masters.
  • The Download: SoundExchange rises as music streaming increases
  • Music ReportsSongdex®, the world’s largest independent relational database of music copyright and related business information. Strategic consulting, copyright research, licensing, and royalty reporting. The company’s clients include the world’s most successful broadcasters, record labels, digital music services, wireless carriers, and consumer products companies.

Audio Production for CD Release

  • Is The Music Business Finally Rebounding? New Numbers Say Yes. Some select stats:
    • CD Sales fell by 6%
    • Digital album downloads soared 20% to 103.1 million, up from 86.3 million in 2010 (including 1.8 million for Adele’s 21).
    • Total digital song sales ticked up 8.5% to a record 1.27 billion, up from 1.17 billion last year.
    • 13% dip in total album sales from 2009-2010.
    • For the first time since 2004, overall music sales are up.
    • Album sales edged up 1.4% to 330.57 million units from 326.15 million in 2010

A Performer’s Integration of Social Media

Sound Design vs. Composition


“I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
Billy Joel”

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By jjdeprisco

Sonic explorer, sound artist, guitarist in Fricknadorable, software designer.