OUR STORY

Composing Music

Hello!  Welcome to Songburd Music!

I started Songburd Music with the goal to help colleagues and friends and new composers professionally develop their works from the beginning of the editorial process to the final printing. 

 

I first began self-publishing my own projects in 2018 to produce a series of instructional brass method books (Brass in Color) for elementary age students as part of a doctoral final project.  I went the self-publishing route because like many musicians I found that the terms of major publishers didn’t really fit my future goals and plans.  I wanted the flexibility and freedom to build the curriculum as I wanted, without the concerns of losing control over the project.

 

So, I started my own self-publishing company to produce my own works. 

 

After speaking with friends and colleagues who wanted to publish their own music, and realizing there where many first-time composers and arrangers who would like to publish their own works, I decided to take my experiences from self-publishing and use them to start an independent music publishing company that handles the rights of the composer a little differently.

 

Thus, Songburd Music was born!

 

The mission of Songburd Music is to give arrangers and composers access to  professional music publishing services at a reasonable and affordable cost. 

 

While letting you keep the copyright to your music. 

 

Our publishing services will help you with formatting, printing, promotion and distribution your arrangements and compositions, and our editorial services will assist you in preparing personal biographies and program notes for your works.

 

We view publishing more as a partnership, and a relationship we can build together, and so we work hard to make sure everyone’s work meets a quality and professional standard before it is published. 

 

That way you can feel confident in the product you’re sharing with the world.

 

Sincerely,

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Sean Burdette

Owner and Founder 

Songburd Music