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Composer Application : Introduction

How Composers Edition Works

At the heart of Composers Edition is a straightforward publication service, in which;

Dan Goren's Composers Edition has finally provided both the professional composer and the music community in Britain and worldwide with the unbiased publishing platform that was long due. The extraordinary expansion rate of Composers Edition in the past three years is but a stunning evidence of the importance of Composers Edition's work and vision in the current scene of British and European contemporary music.
John Palmer, CE Composer

  • Composers provide their own editions of scores and parts.
  • Composers Edition offers these scores and parts for sale in retail quality print, bound editons produced by industry-leading specialist music printers Halstan, and as download at competitive prices.
  • The composer retains complete control over their works including 100% copyright and 100% royalties.
  • The composer receives a return of 20% on the retail price on printed document sales and 30% on the retail price on digital download sales

Since commencing trade on 1 February 2013 Composers Edition has gained a first-class reputation with musicians, retailers and international distributors both for the quality of its catalogue which boasts many award-winning compositions and that of the service it provides its members.  It has since expanded the range of these services to include promotion, professional representation, typsetting, web development, book publication, ISMN & legal deposit registration and more.

Composers Edition is aimed exclusively at professionally operating composers and rights-holders able to demonstrate an active professional practice through current and/or projected demand for their work. 

Composers Edition offers professional music publishing the twenty-first century way.  It allows composers to take control of the distribution and promotion of their works and benefit from the reputational inclusiveness in being part of a group of successful composers.  On top of all this composers are able to generate income from sales and save on both production costs and time.