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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000161.txt from 2000/07

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] An error in a Sousa march
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 11:44:30 -0400

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <el2@-----.edu>
> On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>
> > I hope they DON'T decide to soak us that way. With the prices of
> > CD-ROMs going down so much, they must now be very much cheaper than
> > printing a whole set of music, and you then have to use your OWN paper
> > and ink!
>
> The higher price wouldn't be because of the cost of production, but in
> order to pay royalties to a composer/arranger and to make a profit for the
> publisher. All of which, by the way, are good things for all of us if we
> want to have new materials coming our way.

The problem I see in distributing printed music via CDROMS is mostly in page
layout; most of our music is printed in quarto in a larger format than 8 1/2
x 11 or A size paper and is printed on more durable (and easier handling)
stock than the standard stuff you use for business or personal printing.

There's binding issues, output resolution, and such things that need
resolution, too.

Mark C.

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