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New Music USA offers informational resources that help composers, their collaborators, and their commissioners work to create and promote new music.

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Commissioning Music: A Basic Guide

This how-to for composers, ensembles, and other music professionals is our most requested and most trusted publication. It provides invaluable advice on fees, negotiating contracts, and copyright. Use the link below to download a PDF or visit this page for an interactive calculator.

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Music for Dance: Composer-Choreographer Collaboration

A practical guide for composers, choreographers, and dance companies on working together.

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An Individual’s Guide to Commissioning Music

The one and only source of information on how an individual patron can become a commissioner. Includes advice, fees, and many success stories.

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The New Music USA Online Library

The New Music USA Online Library is a vast digital library containing over 57,000 works by over 6,000 composers, and 14,000 media samples. Users can search for works by keyword or by using the advanced search option. If you have questions about submitting to the library please contact library@newmusicusa.org.

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