Let Waterton Brass Music™ Publish, Promote & Sell Your Music.
We print, process orders, ship, and do all the bookkeeping for you!
I. WHAT WE PUBLISH
III. WHO CAN SUBMIT
IV. MATERIALS TO SUBMIT / FORMATTING GUIDELINES
V. IF WE ACCEPT YOUR WORK
VII. LICENSING FEES
VIII. CUSTOMER TRANSACTIONS
IX. MORE INFORMATION
X. SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
Thanks for your interest in allowing WATERTON BRASS MUSIC™ to publish your brass ensemble music. We maintain an open call for submissions of original music and arrangements/transcriptions. Composers/Arrangers retain their copyright and help set the price. Composer/Arrangers can use us along with any other non-exclusive publishing agreements they have. We take pride in our publications, which all go through an editorial process. We're a Music Publisher, not just a re-seller.
We work with our Composers/Arrangers to ensure that their works and our publications are clearly-notated and free of errors. We also provide editorial guidance regarding the appropriateness and playability of instrument ranges and tessitura. We usually edit original compositions as little as possible. Our relationships are collaborative, not exploitative. We work WITH you to ensure your publication is the best possible. If you're not open to suggestions, then you should probably look elsewhere. We do not re-package PDFs.
WHAT WE PUBLISH (and don't)
As our name implies, we only publish works scored for brass instruments (of course, that can also include organ, percussion, etc.). We love working with composers and are proud to publish New Music, but we're not so interested in "experimental" music, including music with non-standard or extended notation, or works that include mostly an electronic component or instrument(s).
We do not publish music for concert band, orchestra, woodwind quintet, chorus, etc. We also do not publish music for brass bands (that is not the Owner's expertise), although a work originally written or arranged for brass band may be perfectly adaptable to a large symphonic brass ensemble. We will not publish different arrangements of the same music for the same ensemble by different arrangers (eg. two different brass quintet arrangements of the same music). Please check the catalog before you submit.
Our agreement to publish and distribute your music is at-will and non-exclusive. Our agreement can be terminated at any time. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any music for any reason. We furthermore reserve the right to remove previously listed music with two weeks notice to you for any reason. Even furthermore than that, we reserve the right to update this policy from time to time, at our discretion and without notice.
WBM does not infringe on the copyright of others. Composers/Arrangers are responsible for all copyright issues regarding their submissions. If you have an arrangement of a copyrighted work, you must provide all documentation granting you permission to do so, including a copy of you license agreement (if applicable). Generally, any work written in or before 1923 is in the Public Domain. You are also responsible for printing all copyright information on your score and parts. You agree to indemnify us (hold harmless) from any claims or other issues resulting from listing your music for sale. WBM is happy to assist you in tracking and making license payments to copyright holders of your arrangements.
WHO CAN SUBMIT
Submissions are accepted from anyone of or over the age of 18, EXCEPT any country unfriendly to the United States or any country that the U.S. has restricted by trade or other Embargos. Waterton Brass Music™ cannot enter into any agreement with persons under the age of 18. See our Privacy Notice and our Site Terms/Conditions.
MATERIALS TO SUBMIT - Electronic Submissions Only
We engrave all of our music with Sibelius®.
If you use Sibelius®, you can e-mail your .sib files.
If you use Finale®, you can e-mail your .mus file AND a PDF of the Full Score to help with an accurate conversion into Sibelius.
Click here for FORMATTING guidelines.
DO NOT submit .mp3, .wav, or .pdf files in lieu of the required .sib or .mus files. Of course they can be submitted with the required files.
DO NOT submit files from notation programs other than Sibelius® or Finale®.
DO NOT submit drafts, sketches or any unfinished music. Please send us your best work.
DO NOT submit multiple works together. Send us your best work, one submission at a time. After a publishing decision has been made on that work, you can submit another work, and so on.
DO NOT physically mail us anything unless we have pre-arranged for you to do so.
DO NOT submit your website, list of works, or blog(s) to be reviewed; please submit works to us as described in these guidelines.
Recordings are recommended but not required. You can also send us program/performance notes. Your submission(s) must include all copyright information and, for arrangements, the original composer's name. If you need us to engrave your music (you do not have an electronic file), contact us and we'll arrange to have your manuscript mailed for evaluation and send you a quote for engraving labor. We'll provide you with the original Sibelius® file and a high-quality PDF for your records. We do not publish "manuscript" editions.
IF WE ACCEPT YOU WORK
After a work has been accepted for publication, you will receive a publishing agreement. This agreement must be signed and returned before any music is added to our catalog. In that agreement, you will certify that any original music is your own - or provide permission/license documentation if the arrangement is of a copyrighted work. You will also indicate how you will receive your royalty payments, either via PayPal® or check (U.S. residents only).
After we receive your publishing agreement, we will begin the editorial process. After all edits are agreed upon, you will receive a proof by e-mail. Once the proof is accepted, your music will be added to the catalog. After your music is sold, you will receive a statement (along with your royalty payment) at the end of the quarter in which it was sold.
We now only publish music electronically as high-quality PDFs. A copy of our E-Delivery License is included in every secured PDF.
We honor the creativity and artistry of our contributors by paying the industry's highest royalty rates. We pay royalties at the end of each quarter there is activity via PayPal® or check (U.S. residents only). Royalty percentages are calculated based on the net profit using the following schedule:
Original Music sold: 40% net paid to you.
Arrangements sold: 30% net paid to you.
Waterton Brass Music is an ASCAP-affiliated publisher. Because of our open relationship with our composers and arrangers, individuals must register their works directly within their ASCAP Individual account. Please contact us to discuss a mechanical license.
Please contact R. Kevin Paul at email@example.com to see if there is mutual interest. If you would like to receive this page (and/or our formatting guidelines) as a .pdf, simply contact us and we'll be happy to oblige.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:
COLLABORATION, NOT EXPLOITATION
We work WITH you to ensure your publication is the best possible.
You keep the copyright, you don't sign away your rights.
FAIR ROYALTIES - BETTER THAN INDUSTRY-STANDARD
Compare our 40/30% to most publishers' 10% (plus you still own your ©).
Payments made every quarter.
Our agreement to publish your music is non-exclusive.
WE DO THE WORK, YOU'RE ON AUTO-PILOT
We print, process orders, ship, and do all the bookkeeping for you.
We are always working to get your publications more exposure, to get them "out there".
rev. 7/20/2016 | © 2009-present Waterton Brass Music™ & R. Kevin Paul.
These guidelines are subject to change without notice, but are always up-to-date here.