Drew 557 Posted September 14, 2022 Share Posted September 14, 2022 John Williams and/or his legal team have made the decision to forbid music publishers from selling arrangements of his music made by third party arrangers. For now, the only Williams arrangements allowed to be sold are the official ones. Many sheet music publishers have started offering user-generated arrangements to be sold, both from self-serve systems as well as contracted arrangers. This opened huge opportunities for sheet music to be sold for music that previously would have never been arranged. This decision is a huge loss for us, since it will not be possible to purchase sheet music that is more accurate than the official piano arrangements, or buy arrangements of unreleased JW music that the official publishers will never even think about arranging. The official piano arrangements have a history of having lots of transcription mistakes. And they're often abridged versions of cues. And only a handful of soundtrack album tracks even get arrangements. Amer 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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