When should you pay for sheet music?
- You like to play new music under copyrightMusic dating from within the last 70 years - including favorite genres like Rock, Pop, Movie soundtracks, New Age, Jazz or Boogie - needs to be properly bought and paid for, with very few exceptions.
- You enjoy the quality of established sheet music brandsIf you want to make sure you get original sheet music (“like store-bought”) it makes sense to select a provider that cooperates with established publishing houses.
- You want to ensure fairness for composersCulture needs to be valued! Fair pay for composers ensures that they can keep writing music professionally.
- You want no surprises when it comes to playabilityOne disadvantage of unpaid community projects is that there is no control over who uploads what as anyone can upload anything. With good luck, the arrangement you get will be okay. With lesser luck, it is a barely readable scan of a yellowed old edition missing one page.