Pricing for the sale of scores and parts is normally set by Composers Edition and designed to offer excellent value to our customers whilst asserting value and generating income for our members. We calculate around standard rates based on cost of production, then make value-based adjustments (e.g. a short orchestral score should attract a hirer price than a piano work bound in a book of the same size and number of pages). If you would like to discuss the price of your works please do get in touch
For larger works (generally all non-choral works of more 10 parts or more) Composers Edition negotiates hire-fees, striking a balance between value for customers and returns to members. This will take into account such factors as number of performances, duration of hire, nature of the work and the organisation hiring. Again we are happy to discuss pricing with you.
Composers Edition uses the sale price as a baseline for hire charges, but can usually negotiated up significantly. The remittances to members from sale and hire are as follows:
Printed Works Sale : 20% of sale price
Printed Works Hire : 20% of standard sale price + 50% of remainder should a greater hire fee be negotiated
Digital Works Sale : 30% of sale price
Digital Works Hire : 30% of standard sale price + 50% of remainder should a greater hire fee be negotiated