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The nkoda journey begins

I would like to start this blog post with an apology – I had wanted to document each step of my nkoda journey here but I simply have not had the time to do so.  To say the last 6 … Continue reading

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Zinfonia 2017 Review

Zinfonia most performed titles in 2017 Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peermusic Classical)  Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Symphonic Dances (Boosey & Hawkes)  Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; arr. [Ravel] (Boosey & Hawkes)  Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music)  Leonard Bernstein … Continue reading

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2B or not 2B

Now that the nkoda  project is into the building phase, the massive task of creating a digital library like no other has well and truly begun. I had hoped to be more regular with my musings here about the process, … Continue reading

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nkoda starts now

My appointment as Director of Music for the nkoda digital sheet music streaming service was announced today (click here to view the press release) and this marks a really amazing new opportunity for me to participate in this new age of music publishing. … Continue reading

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Changes are coming!

Sorry for the lack of posts in recent times…a broken website combined with a severe lack of time has made it difficult to post anything substantial. But stay tuned!   There will be an exciting announcement later this week that will … Continue reading

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Making UICs FLY!

The changeover to the UIC has many advantages for HLMSW users and their customers but there is a compromise in speed. The old HLMSW system for managing stock was very efficient because the entire stock record was saved in a single slot … Continue reading

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Daniels’ Legacy

At the recent MOLA annual conference in San Diego, I had the unique honour to be seated next to David (Dave) Daniels.  This is a name that any orchestral librarian will know well because his publications are an essential reference in … Continue reading

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BTMI in the USA

Peter Grimshaw will be attending the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association 35th Annual Conference hosted by San Diego Symphony in May.  During the conference, he will be presenting session to help users get the most out of Zinfonia, and he will … Continue reading

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A Polish First

PWM Edition recently completed the massive project to convert the instrumentation of their entire rental catalogue into the Universal Instrumentation Code format, and is the first publisher to do so. The real power of the UIC (particularly in searching) can only … Continue reading

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BTMI and nkoda at Frankfurt

The BTMI team will be attending the Frankfurt Musikmesse again this year (April 5-8, 2017), but this time our presence will be complimented by the team from nkoda. For the uninitiated, nkoda is bringing to market a digital sheet music streaming … Continue reading

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