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Our policy is to post NOTHING that could in any way reduce the earnings of any of our contributors, composers, product designers or others employed in our music community.  We are all professional musicians (or want to be!) and we support ourselves and our families with our musical earnings.

Professionally recorded CD’s or downloads will not be purchased as frequently if full-length free recordings or posts are available.  This hurts performers who go to great expense to produce high quality recordings, as well as composers, engineers and sellers of music products.  Following that logic, we have a policy that all postings must ENHANCE the potential earnings of musicians, not hurt. Thus, full-length performances are generally barred from this site.  Clinic discussions are representative of what the artist would present in much greater detail and with much great impact IN PERSON.  If you enjoy a clinic presentation, hire that artist.  If you enjoy a performance excerpt, buy his/her CD or go hear that artist LIVE in concert.  Support live music.  Support living, working musicians.

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Illegal, unpaid downloads (or worse yet – unauthorized uploads!) are as dangerous to working musicians as the photocopy machine is to the composer or song writer.  Ethical musicians do not steal from other musicians.  Sleep well at night:  get permission from the copyright holder prior to recording or making arrangements.  NEVER upload someone else’s creation without their permission.


Professionally recorded CD’s or downloads will not be purchased as frequently if full-length free recordings or posts are available.  This hurts performers who go to great expense to produce high quality recordings, as well as composers, engineers and sellers of music products.  Following that logic, we have a policy that all postings must ENHANCE the potential earnings of musicians, not hurt. Thus, full-length performances are generally barred from this site.  Clinic discussions are representative of what the artist would present in much greater detail and with much great impact IN PERSON.  If you enjoy a clinic presentation, hire that artist.  If you enjoy a performance excerpt, buy his/her CD or go hear that artist LIVE in concert.  Support live music.  Support living, working musicians.

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Illegal, unpaid downloads (or worse yet – unauthorized uploads!) are as dangerous to working musicians as the photocopy machine is to the composer or song writer.  Ethical musicians do not steal from other musicians.  Sleep well at night:  get permission from the copyright holder prior to recording or making arrangements.  NEVER upload someone else’s creation without their permission.

In other words, no complete performances of pieces that have any chance of being recorded and sold -- excerpts only.  For educational topics, I'd advise not to cover subjects completely -- leave questions unanswered or suggest that in one-on-one clinic presentations, the "unanswered question" is answered.  In other words, the educational content is meant to educate, but also to promote and raise interest in the careers of the contributing artists and composers.