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Ceci n’est pas une publisher – a seminar I attended today on “the role of music publishers in tomorrow’s environment for art music.”

If the notion of the ‘work’ is on the way to being more action than object, and performers are increasingly creative partners, where does that leave libraries and publishers? Given that individuals now have so many channels available to them, where does that leave the institutions built up around orchestras, ensembles, and broadcasting?

I keep returning to Harry Lehmann’s analysis: The institutions continue, albeit in a weaker form.

Free agents collaborating with them can be healthy for both parties.