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Rebekah Driscoll

Rebekah Driscoll was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1980. As a child she taught herself to play several musical instruments, and as a teenager she began composing music without formal instruction. She later studied flute, voice, and composition at Sarah Lawrence College and composition at Brooklyn College …read more»
 
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Sell Your Scores

Composers interested in distributing their scores digitally through NewMusicShelf.com are invited to email dennis@newmusicshelf.com for complete details.  Below are the basics of NMS's distribution policies.

Non-exclusivity

NewMusicShelf's distribution agreement is non-exclusive, which allows composers to continue to sell their scores through any other means.  Obviously, we cannot distribute scores that are currently being sold under other exclusive agreements.

Pricing & Fees

NewMusicShelf.com allows composers to set prices for their own works.  We only enforce a minimum price of $1.50 per score.

NewMusicShelf charges two fees per transaction: a small transaction fee charged by PayPal (our payment solution), and a distribution fee.  PayPal charges 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction, and NewMusicShelf's distribution fee is 14%.  For the enforced minimum price of $1.50, the transaction fee is $0.34, and the distribution fee is $0.21, earning the composer $0.95.  On a transaction of $10.00, there is a $0.59 transaction fee and $1.40 distribution fee, and the composer earns $8.01.

Getting Paid

NewMusicShelf.com pays its composers by check once a month.  Checks are written and mailed on the 15th of each month, or on the next business day, should the 15th fall on a weekend.  Each composer who has made sales within the payment period will also receive a statement outlining each individual sale with its corresponding fees.

Submitting Scores

After you have emailed dennis@newmusicshelf.com, you will be instructed on how to submit your scores and information about each score.  Scores should be in PDF format only.  Free, open source PDF software can be found here, here, and here, or via an internet search.