qPress: Supporting New Music

What Does it Mean to Support New Music?

This is such an interesting question and it something that I have thought a lot about over the last few years. When qPress begin in 2010 with the mission of connecting composers of new music to trumpeters and, ultimately, to audiences, it seemed like a fairly simple proposition. Of course, there are many factors that go into music’s ability to spread beyond the inner circle of the composer, and it has a lot to do with market forces and audience/consumer demand. Simply put for composers, if you make something available it won’t necessarily be played. Conversely for musicians, wanting to find great new music that matches your own taste can become a long term personal project of discovery.

Your Library. Anywhere.

We Really do Mean Anywhere!

Name any major book retailer. Amazon. Apple. Barnes & Noble. They are massive companies, selling billions of dollars worth of books to customers all over the world. Why in the world would someone create a small niche bookstore in a market with such huge players already established? The reason is choice. And I don’t just mean the choice for customers to shop where they choose. I mean the choice to do whatever they want with their own music. Sheet Music is a completely different ball game than novels and non fiction, and the rights restrictions put on by the biggest companies put a stranglehold on the most basic actions you take with your traditional print music.

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