The staples of printing self-published music

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The staples of printing self-published music

It’s easier than ever to publish your own music — but that doesn’t mean it’s a simple proposition. Even though a lot of music is made available digitally, there is still a significant demand for printed material. The logistics of printing physical copies and shipping them to customers can be tricky to navigate. It’s important to not be “toner-deaf” to the challenges that come along with the opportunities you “drum” up by making your music available.

In this conversation with Garrett Breeze of the Selling Sheet Music podcast, Philip Rothman and Garrett first discuss the ways in which you can work with services that will handle the printing and fulfillment for you. We also talk about what’s needed if you want to actually set up your own operation, and finally review some tools that can help you prepare your music for both specialty print services and conventional copy shops, so that you can find a smooth path towards getting the material out and avoid any paper jams along the way.

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  1. Robert Sterling

    As an old guy in the published music arranging world, who has entered the self-publishing realm, it was really interesting to hear from a young guy who has chosen the self-publishing path. An excellent talk. Thanks for covering the topic.

    1. Philip Rothman

      Thanks, Robert! There is only young and young and heart!

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