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Selling Sheet Music

40 EpisodesProduced by Garrett BreezeWebsite

Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing sheet music from veteran composer and arranger Garrett Breeze in this podcast that dives into the art and business of getting scores from your head to the music stand. Featuring practical advice, successful business strategies, and interviews with industry p… read more

40 Episodes | 2022 - 2023

26. Andrea Pelloquin, Part 1: Copyright For Composers

October 17th, 2023


Joining me today for the first of a two-part series is music educator and copyright advocate Andrea Pelloquin. This week's episode focuses on copyright from the perspective of the composer. Copyright Resources • U.S. …

Quick Tip #7: Proper File Management Will Save Your Life

October 13th, 2023


Your weekly Quick Tip from Selling Sheet Music: Proper File Management Will Save Your Life

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25. Kathy Fernandes: Marketing and Copyright for Independent Composers

October 10th, 2023


Kathy Fernandes, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for the world's largest sheet music retailer, JW Pepper, comes on the podcast to talk about what it's like marketing at such a large scale and what composers can learn …

Quick Tip #6: Give Your Music Internet Friendly Titles

October 6th, 2023


Your weekly Quick Tip from Selling Sheet Music: Give Your Music Internet Friendly Titles

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24. Advocacy From the Composer Perspective: Dr. Emily Williams Burch and Alex Gartner

October 3rd, 2023


Advocacting for music generally is one thing. Advocating specifically for YOUR music is quite another.

To unpack this topic, I'm joined by Dr. Emily Williams Burch and Alex Gartner, the authors of The Business of Choir

Quick Tip #5: The Three Myths of Social Media Marketing

September 29th, 2023


Your weekly Quick Tip from Selling Sheet Music: The Three Myths of Social Media Marketing

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23. Navigating the New Music Industry with Phillip Keveren

September 26th, 2023


Master composer and pianist Phillip Keveren joins me on the podcast today to talk about how the music industry has changed and how composers can …

Quick Tip #4: Your Website is Not Enough

September 22nd, 2023


Your weekly Quick Tip from Selling Sheet Music: Your Website is Not Enough.

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22. Kyle Pederson, Part 2: Deep Dive Into Traditional Print Publishing

September 19th, 2023


For part two of my interview with Kyle Pederson we take a step back and look at the state of the industry as a whole, what goes into publishing, and …

21. Kyle Pederson, Part 1: How To Write What You Know...And What You Don't

September 12th, 2023


Award winning choral composer Kyle Pederson is on the podcast this week in the first of a two-part interview! This week's episode focuses on the compositional process, how to get started, and the most challenging part …

20. Behind the Scenes with Sheet Music Boss: Samuel Dickenson and Andrew Wrangell

August 29th, 2023


With 3.35 MILLION subscribers and over 1.4 BILLION views, they are the most successful sheet music channel on YouTube where they post a new …

19. The Power of Children's Music with Glyn Lehmann

August 15th, 2023


Australian composer and founder of, Glyn Lehmann, comes on the podcast to talk about his experiences in the industry, how to write for children's voices, and the extraordinary challenging of getting …

Quick Tip #3: The Best Way to Network is to Hire People

July 14th, 2023


Your weekly Quick Tip from Selling Sheet Music: The best way to network is to hire people.

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18. Isaac Brooks on the New MyScore Uploader from J.W. Pepper

July 13th, 2023


Yesterday saw a major update to J.W. Pepper's "MyScore" system with the unveiling of their new uploader and Isaac Brooks is back on the podcast to walk us through it.

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Quick Tip #2: Learn to Write Faster

July 7th, 2023


Your weekly Quick Tip from Selling Sheet Music: Learn to write faster.

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BONUS: Garrett on the "Moveable Do" Podcast

July 4th, 2023


This week, we venture into the world of show choir with composer and arranger, Garrett Breeze. We track his musical journey from Indianapolis to …

Quick Tip #1: Make YouTube Your Marketing Home Base

June 30th, 2023


The first in a new weekly series from Selling Sheet Music, shorter episodes featuring a single topic that will help composers and arrangers market their music.

This week's tip: how to use YouTube videos to make sharing …

Introducing "Show Choir Sessions"

June 29th, 2023


I'm excited to let you know about a new podcast I’m hosting called Show Choir Sessions.  The first three episodes dropped this morning and if you are …

17. Listener Success Stories (& Music!)

June 27th, 2023


Today marks the one year anniversary of the podcast and we’re celebrating with a special episode featuring success stories and music submitted by seven of our listeners: Anthony Susi, Dan Bennett, Eric Copeland, Marc …

16. Building an Audience

June 13th, 2023


I often see composers just spamming their music on social media without any plan, spinning their wheels and getting frustrated. So today we're going to be talking about how to build an audience and how to communicate …

Share your story on the Selling Sheet Music Podcast!

June 6th, 2023


Three weeks from today is the one year anniversary of the podcast and I want to mark the occasion by doing a special episode featuring you, the listener.  I want to hear your success stories in self-publishing (or …

15. Secrets of the String Quartet: Interview with Alison Gillies

May 30th, 2023


Alison Gillies is an ArrangeMe power-user, cellist with the Welsh National Opera, and founder of, the premiere sources of wedding music for string quartet. We had a fantastic conversation about adapting …

14. Lord of the Wind Orchestra: Johan de Meij on Hobbits, Trombones, and Self-Publishing

March 21st, 2023


Today I’m speaking with Johan de Meij, a Dutch composer and conductor who has been self-publishing his music ever since the premiere of his symphony number one, based on the Lord of the Rings, which premiered 35 years …

13. Seven Ways to Make More Money Publishing Sheet Music

March 7th, 2023


In this episode we're taking a deep dive into the various revenue streams associated with publishing sheet music.  Follow these seven steps to make …

12. The State of Choral Self-Publishing (Live Panel at ACDA) with Luke Talen, Liz Groch, and Scott Harris

February 23rd, 2023


Recorded live at the Hal Leonard Booth at ACDA Cincinnati, I talk with Luke Talen (Creative Director of Choral Publications for Hal Leonard), Liz Groch (Head of Growth for Sheet Music Plus, and Scott Harris (Program …

BONUS: Walkthrough and Tutorial

February 14th, 2023


In this bonus episode taken from my YouTube channel (@breezetunes) I go through the basics of how to navigate the website, how to upload and manage products, and other tips and tricks I've picked up along …

11. We Really Need to Talk About AI

February 7th, 2023


I resisted making an episode about AI for as long as I could, but after I started playing around with the technology I just couldn't help it.  There …

10. Is Sheet Music Worth More Than a Cheeseburger?

January 24th, 2023


Is sheet music worth more than a cheeseburger?  What's the value of sheet music and how do we combat the devaluation of music in society?

Visit for episode transcripts, arranging resources, and links …

BONUS: All About Selling Sheet Music (From the Make Music Income Podcast)

January 17th, 2023


A conversation between Eric Copeland and Garrett Breeze on the Make Music Income podcast.  In this video we talk about how Garrett makes income, where to sell sheet music, how to make and distribute sheet music, the …

9. The Future of Sheet Music is Bright: Interview with Roger Emerson

December 19th, 2022


Today's podcast features the legendary Roger Emerson!  With over 30 million copies sold, Roger is the most widely performed composer/arranger of …

BONUS: The Canon vs. The Career (From the Music (ed) Matters Podcast)

November 23rd, 2022


A conversation between Dr. Emily Williams Burch and Garrett Breeze from the Music (ed) Matters Podcast about the need for commercial music education and how teachers with a classical background can incorporate elements …

8. How to Sell Sheet Music on Black Friday

November 14th, 2022


In the US, it’s consistently the biggest shopping day of the year, and yet most sheet music publishers don't take advantage of Black Friday.  In this episode, we’re going to take a look at various strategies you can use …

7. Making It Happen with MyScore: Interview With J.W. Pepper's Isaac Brooks

September 26th, 2022


Isaac Brooks is the manager of J.W. Pepper's MyScore, a platform that lets composers sell their original compositions as both digital and print-on-demand products through the J.W. Pepper website.  He's an extremely …

6. Setting a High Bar for Music Preparation and Engraving: Interview with Scoring Notes' Philip Rothman

September 12th, 2022


Today I’m talking to Philip Rothman, founder of NYC Music Services, and one of the world’s foremost experts in music preparation and music notation.  He is also co-host of the podcast Scoring Notes, which covers news …

5. 100 Ways to Market, Advertise, and Promote Sheet Music

August 23rd, 2022


Today I’m going to share the most comprehensive list of ways to market, advertise, and promote sheet music that’s ever been assembled - 100 ideas that will help you get your music in front of more people.

If you have an …

4. Getting the Most Out of ArrangeMe: Interview with Hal Leonard's Scott Harris

August 8th, 2022


In this episode I'm joined by Scott Harris, the program director for Hal Leonard's, a self-publishing platform used by more than 40,000 independent music publishers, including myself.  Our conversation …

3. Professional Product Pages: Getting it Right the First Time

July 25th, 2022


Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the non-musical content you need to effectively market your music. Things like product descriptions, cover pages, videos, and more. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this is the …

2. Websites, SEO, and Content Marketing for Composers: Interview with Jacob Tingen

July 11th, 2022


This week I'm interviewing Jacob Tingen: a lawyer and business consultant who is also the designer and webmaster I use for all of my sites.  It's a …

1. Good Music Will Always Find a Home: An Eight Step Plan For Finding Your Niche and Selling Sheet Music

June 27th, 2022


Today's episode is all about how to develop a strategy.  Self-publishing isn't easy, nor is it a "get-rich-quick" scheme.  If you don't have a plan you can end up wasting a lot of time spinning your wheels without …

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