Copy kills composers: Publishing and copyright for conductors and composers
A composer composes, makes music out of his own capital, his own thoughts and heart and talent. This ”property” or part of himself he gives away, to a publisher to be taken care of. So, what is a publisher?
Reijo Kekkonen studied violin, music education, composition and choral conducting the Sibelius Academy. He has been a musician in various orchestras and bands and also a professional singer in different choirs and ensembles. He’s currently the director of the Finnish Choral Association SuLaSol’s publishing house. Reijo has also been freelance editor for several publishing houses in Finland, member of the board of the Finnish Music Publisher’s Association and of Musica International.